Access and Inclusion through Technology

Access Technology - Today and Tomorrow

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Training Opportunities from Access and Inclusion Services

Foundations in Assistive Technology 2017
This course provides a broad and balanced introduction to the use of technology to support people with a disability. The course can be delivered to up to 30 people from one organisation or across several organisations.

Successfully delivered in Europe and the Middle East the course will ensure that all those attending understand what technologies are available, what support is required to use those technologies and how to match the technology to the specific needs of people with a disability.

Accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology, Course Graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) from DIT following attendance of the course and completion of a post-course project

Modules Include
•    Computer Access & Accessibility Features 
•    Augmentative Communication
•    AT for Leisure
•    Mobile Technologies
•    Environmental Control Systems
•    AT Assessment
•    Educational Software
•    Future Technologies
•    Funding and legislation
•    Integrating AT into the curriculum and at work

•    To provide participants with the AT knowledge and skills that they require 
•    To ensure AT users and potential users are central to the AT decision-making process 
•    To increase participants’ confidence in their own AT skills 
•    To provide participants with an understanding of the tools and processes that are required to support AT users 
•    To de-mystify technology 
•    To promote best practice and encourage the development of ongoing discussion groups post-course.

Bring your own experience and share with others. Group learning environment, on-line collaboration, interdisciplinary setting, practical.

The course is available as a one-week course with additional elearning to be completed or as a face to face two-week course
The course is delivered in English with optional Arabic support

Other Courses Available
In addition, we can offer two day courses in specific areas

  • Accessible Mobile Technology
  • Supporting communication needs through technology
  • Supporting people with Autism through technology
  • Supporting People with Dyslexia through technology
  • Developing Inclusive and accessible Higher Education for students with a disability
  • Developing policy to meet the needs of people with a disability
  • Supporting people with vision loss through technology
  • Free and Open source solutions for people with a disability
  • Accessible Design of Websites and Documents 
  • Universal design for Learning
  • Meeting physical needs with technology
  • Research and Innovation in Accessible technology
  • Access for Persons with Disabilities in Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences
  • Best Practice in the Employment of Persons with Disabilities
  • Best practice in the Education of Persons with Disabilities

Bespoke training 
We can design courses specifically to your needs and requirements, contact us to discuss
For a discussion of your needs and a quotation please email