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8.45 Registration
9.15 - 9.45Technology & Universal Design For Learning
Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland
Look to Read & Super Core Vocabulary
Graeme Innes, Smartbox
Lets Talk Maths....
Gill Hudson, Iansyst
iOS13 Sneak Peek - now includes Mouse Support!
Dave Gilbert, Pretorian
10.00 - 10.30Dyslexia & Digital Approaches
Elaine Dyer, PT Kelso High
Promoting the Rights of Children with Communication Difficulties
Margo Mackay, Talking Mats
Supporting all Students and Promoting Digital Inclusion within the Classroom
Patrick McGrath, Texthelp
Clicker, DocsPlus, and Clicker Communicator
Bryan Adamson, Crick Software
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 11.30Chromebooks & Accessibility
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
All New Vibe AAC Device, Mind Express Software & much more
Jake Rourke, Techcess
IDL Literacy & Numeracy
Laura Sharples, IDLS Group
Ideas for Teaching with Technology in a Complex Needs Classroom
Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
11.45 - 12.15Supporting VI Pupils in class with and without Technology
Jola Siedlecka, ASL Service
BoardMaker Online
Debbie Breslin, TobiiDynavox
Strategies for beating Anxiety in Class using Sonocent
Lee Chambers, Sonocent
The Latest Tools from Nessy Software
Alex Percival, Nessy
12.15 - 1.15 Lunch
1.15 - 1.45Creating Communication Friendly Schools
Gillian McNeill & Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
Articuloud Android AAC App
Russell Smith, Dad In A Shed
Global AutoCorrect - Software for PC or Mac
Bob Preston, LexAble
Doorway Online - A Teacher's Toolbox
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
2.00 - 2.30Glow with Office 365 & GSuite Digital Learning Tools
Eva Wilkinson, Development Officer, Digital Skills, Education Scotland
Phonics for ALL - Software & Resources for Communication in Educational Settings
Marion Stanton & Becka Kitchen, SCandLe
Portable C-Pen Exam Reader & C-Pen Reader in full action!
Jim Bowen & Jackie Kaur, Scanning Pens Ltd
KAZs Neurodiverse Typing Software
Sheraleen and Keene Braganza, KAZ TYPE
2.45 - 3.15C.O.D.E.S Framework & Toolkit
Deborah Jans, Keycomm
Access Methods for Liberators High Tech AAC Devices & Software
Mark Street, Liberator
Software on Every Platform for Dyslexia & Other Special Needs
Alasdair King & Mary Wilcox, Claro Software Ltd
Combining the Mind Mapping Power of Inspiration 9 and Inspiration Maps to help Students Succeed
Reeza Awoodun, Inspiration
3.15 Prize Draw

Detailed Descriptions of Presentations

9.15 - 9.45

Technology & Universal Design For Learning
Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland
Room: 1.19

Universal Design for Learning is a framework that is used to align curriculum and assessment in an accessible way for all learners. Based on using multiple means of expression, representation and engagement, Shirley will demo how the effective use of technology can benefit students with additional support needs in an inclusive classroom.

Look to Read & Super Core Vocabulary
Graeme Innes, Smartbox
Room: 1.20

Smartbox will be presenting Look to Read – a new software title that enables children with disabilities to enjoy books independently using any access methods.  We will also be exploring how Super Core, our research-based core vocabulary, can keep learners motivated and develop literacy.

Lets Talk Maths....
Gill Hudson, Iansyst
Room: 1.21

Come along to hear how Math Talk, Math Type and Equatio can help with people struggling to input their equations. Math Talk allows the input maths via Dragon. Math Type is a tool that allows the creation of mathematical notation within both the windows and mac environment. Equatio lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulae and graphs.

iOS13 Sneak Peek - now includes Mouse Support!
Dave Gilbert, Pretorian
Room: 1.27

Apple are finally adding mouse support to the Assistive Touch feature in iOS13, due to be released in autumn this year. This opens up a new world of access possibilities and Pretorian's huge range of input devices work seamlessly. In this demonstration you will get the opportunity to see Pretorian’s range of trackballs, joysticks and a number of other specialised input devices working on a beta copy of iOS13.

10.00 - 10.30

Dyslexia & Digital Approaches
Elaine Dyer, PT Kelso High
Room: 1.19

Building a positive, sustainable Dyslexia Network across the school community.

Promoting the Rights of Children with Communication Difficulties
Margo Mackay, Talking Mats
Room: 1.20

Talking Mats has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to work in three pilot locations to promote the rights of children and young people by supporting them to share their views. This presentation will report on the initial findings from the project and share some of the learning.

Supporting all Students and Promoting Digital Inclusion within the Classroom
Patrick McGrath, Texthelp
Room: 1.21

At Texthelp we create smart, user-friendly literacy and learning solutions, that provide the support each student needs for reading, writing, STEM and research. Our software is already being used in several LEAs.  Join this speaker session to find out how our tools help to create a richer and more inclusive learning environment in the classroom.

Clicker, DocsPlus, and Clicker Communicator
Bryan Adamson, Crick Software
Room: 1.27

An overview of our software and apps for Windows, Apple Mac, iPad and Chromebook. Showing support for pupils of all ages and abilities, including those who are using digital exam papers.

11.00 - 11.30

Chromebooks & Accessibility
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
Room: 1.19

Chromebooks first arrived on the scene in 2011 and are popular for being affordable, lightweight and quick to 'boot-up' laptops.

Recent accessibility updates to the Chromebook have been greatly enhanced and now include numerous built-in accessibility options.

This session will explore a range of built-in accessibility features as well as some useful extensions to support learners with ASN. 

All New Vibe AAC Device, Mind Express Software & much more
Jake Rourke, Techcess
Room: 1.20

Come and visit our talk today to learn about Mind Express 4 software, the all new Vibe and other products such as the Allora, Tellus 5, Tellus i5, Mobi 3, Zingui and Smart 3. We now supply and support all major models of EyeGaze devices on our range of communication devices. Mind Express 4 software is not just about communication, it can also be used for education, computer access and game playing.

IDL Literacy & Numeracy
Laura Sharples, IDLS Group
Room: 1.21

IDL Literacy has been designed for those with dyslexia and dyslexic type difficulties as well as those with lower level reading and spelling ability.  IDL Numeracy has been created to help those with dyscalculia and low attaining learners in mathematics. Over 2,300 schools are now using both programmes effectively.

Ideas for Teaching with Technology in a Complex Needs Classroom
Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
Room: 1.27

This session will highlight and demonstrate a variety of learning and teaching resources which can be useful to use with learners who have complex needs. We will explore resources which can be used 1:1 with individual learners and resources which are suitable for using in a mixed ability group.

11.45 - 12.15

Supporting VI Pupils in class with and without Technology
Jola Siedlecka, ASL Service
Room: 1.19

Technology is essential for supporting pupils with visual impairment but it’s not the only thing that needs to be in place, to ensure you are providing a fully inclusive learning environment. I will explain what technology should ideally be in place, the basics of the technology, how it works and what other resources that could be available to best support a VI pupil.

BoardMaker Online
Debbie Breslin, TobiiDynavox
Room: 1.20

We will highlight resources within Boardmaker Online which address the breadth and depth of skills required to fully participate in school and beyond. Make engaging and inclusive resources for your whole class or to support individuals with varying, learning, communication and physical needs with reading and writing.

Strategies for beating Anxiety in Class using Sonocent
Lee Chambers, Sonocent
Room: 1.21

The emotional impact of mental health concerns can frequently affect a student’s cognition and ability to concentrate, making it difficult to take notes during lectures and classes. This difficulty may be exacerbated by an increased tendency to make spelling miscues or producing illegible notes by rushing.

Attend this seminar to discover proven techniques using Sonocent, that will allow students to overcome these barriers and produce better learning outcomes.

The Latest Tools from Nessy Software
Alex Percival, Nessy
Room: 1.27

This demonstration of the latest tools from Nessy will include: ‘Nessy Reading & Spelling’, ‘Dyslexia Quest’, ‘Writing Beach’ and ‘Nessy Fingers Touch Typing’ software.

1.15 - 1.45

Creating Communication Friendly Schools
Gillian McNeill & Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
Room: 1.19

Communication friendly schools are recognised to have benefits for many learners beyond those with a recognised need.

In this session we will explore strategies and tools to implement a whole school approach and demonstrate how assistive technology can help.

Participants will find out where to find resources and online training opportunities.

Articuloud Android AAC App
Russell Smith, Dad In A Shed
Room: 1.20

Dad In A Shed are introducing their latest products and developments. They’ll be demonstrating the latest updates to their multi-language Android AAC app, Articuloud. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and get specific advice on any issues you’re facing. Attendees will also get a free Android Articuloud Licence!

Global AutoCorrect - Software for PC or Mac
Bob Preston, LexAble
Room: 1.21

Global AutoCorrect is software that autocorrects your spelling mistakes in every program on the PC or Mac. Thinking about spelling mistakes takes time and interrupts the creative process of writing. Our software runs in the background, intelligently correcting your spelling as you type. Global AutoCorrect works with you in all programs, either on the web, or writing a document. 

Doorway Online - A Teacher's Toolbox
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
Room: 1.27

The Doorway Online site hosts a range of cost-free, software activities covering early literacy, number, money and time; also available on CD. It includes a whole-school spelling scheme and  typing tutors specifically designed for visual impaired and single handed users. Our activities have range of accessibility options and are ideal for IWBs, and eye gaze technology. They also work on tablet computers with Puffin Browser installed.

Doorway Online aims to provide a teacher's toolkit for the multi-platform environment of schools and homes. Learn more about what we have achieved and our plans.

2.00 - 2.30

Glow with Office 365 & GSuite Digital Learning Tools
Eva Wilkinson, Development Officer, Digital Skills, Education Scotland
Room: 1.19

This session will look at the quite amazing array of digital tools available in Glow to every educator and pupil in Scotland. The focus will be on tools that allow collaboration such as Teams for Education, G-Suite for Education, and how commonly used documents such as MS Word or Powerpoint allow for easy collaboration.

Phonics for ALL - Software & Resources for Communication in Educational Settings
Marion Stanton & Becka Kitchen, SCandLe
Room: 1.20

We are designing and supplying software and resources both for communication and educational settings - for those needing support, particularly AAC users.

Our ground-breaking product Phonics for All, is now available in Grid 3. Access for All is our two-hit personalised communication book. 

AAC City and Guilds Qualification provider.

Portable C-Pen Exam Reader & C-Pen Reader in full action!
Jim Bowen & Jackie Kaur, Scanning Pens Ltd
Room: 1.21

The C-Pen ExamReader & C-Pen ReaderPen are revolutionary in the assistive tech world. These portable devices are fast becoming an important part of classroom literacy in Scotland. The pen gives students the independence and confidence to access their school work. The pens are also now being used worldwide to help students read exam questions. The Pens can be used in the SQA Exams as an alternative accommodation to a computer reader or reading assistant.

This is a great opportunity to see the C-Pen ExamReader & C-Pen Reader in full action and see how they work and how you could implement them in your school/college.

KAZs Neurodiverse Typing Software
Sheraleen and Keene Braganza, KAZ TYPE
Room: 1.27

KAZ Type will be talking about how the fundamental 'life skill' of touch typing can impact and benefit neurodivergent students, offering them a new and powerful medium for learning and communicating, promoting self-confidence, self-esteem and independence. 

They will be demonstrating their multi-sensory neurodiverse typing software, which teaches typing skills whilst minimising visual disturbances by means of a unique 'preference screen' and will explain how their proven accelerated learning teaching method, using both 'brain balance and 'muscle memory' teaches students the a-z keys  simple and efficiently.
They will also speak about their recently launched City and Guild’s Assured edition.

2.45 - 3.15

C.O.D.E.S Framework & Toolkit
Deborah Jans, Keycomm
Room: 1.19

This presentation will discuss the principles underlying the development of the CODES Framework and the best way to monitor progress and effective use of an AAC system.  During the presentation we will also discuss how we are using the CODES Framework to support parents at home and in the community.  Practical examples will be given including how communication targets can be set and met by practitioners and the family.    

Access Methods for Liberators High Tech AAC Devices & Software
Mark Street, Liberator
Room: 1.20

We will be looking at the range of Access Methods available on Liberator’s High-Tech AAC Devices including Eye Gaze, HeadPointing, Switches, Keyguards, TouchGuides and Joystick access. In addition to this we will look at the range of AAC vocabularies on Liberator’s devices including; easyChat (Now available in SymbolStix, PCS and Widgit Symbols), Unity, LAMP Words for Life, The Grid 3, WordPower and Essence.

Software on Every Platform for Dyslexia & Other Special Needs
Alasdair King & Mary Wilcox, Claro Software Ltd
Room: 1.21

You have students with dyslexia and other special needs: we have software on every platform that can help, but there is so much of it! Come find out what we have and how it can fit into your school, whether Chromebook or iPad or Windows, use at home or in exams. Bring your questions, see what’s new and what’s coming up this year from us. At the very least see ClaroRead, ScanPen and ClaroPDF in action!

Combining the Mind Mapping Power of Inspiration 9 and Inspiration Maps to help Students Succeed
Reeza Awoodun, Inspiration
Room: 1.27

For students , the combined power of Inspiration 9 and Inspiration Maps has transformed how mind mapping techniques can be used by students to capture ideas graphically, take visual notes, write essays, revision and more,  both on the move using the iOS app and using their laptop.

In this seminar discover how students can use both software interchangeably and how files are shared, helping them be more productive and effective in their learning.