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Time Room: The Great WesternRoom: Grand Room FoyerRoom: The WellingtonRoom: The Buchanan
8.45 Registration
9.15 - 9.45Using Green Screen App to Enhance Learning within an Secondary ASN School
Karen Sharkey & Kenny Falconer, Hollybrook Academy, Glasgow
Access Methods for High-Tech AAC Devices & Software
Mark Street, Liberator
Software for Every Platform of Dyslexia & Other Special Needs
Alasdair King & Mary Wilcox, Claro Software Ltd
Articuloud Android AAC App
Russell Smith, Dad In A Shed
10.00 - 10.30Spreading Positivity about Dyslexia & Strategies to Succeed
Rachel Miller, Young Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland
VR System within Special Education
Glen Harrington, Inclusive Technology
Portable C-Pen Exam Reader & C-Pen Reader in full action!
Jim Bowen & Jackie Kaur, Scanning Pens Ltd
Promoting the Rights of Children with Communication Difficulties
Margo Mackay, Talking Mats
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 11.30Using ChoiceBoard Creator to Develop Communication Skills and Choice Making for Children with Complex Learning Needs.
Carol Haire, Broomlea Primary School
Look to Read & Super Core Vocabulary
Graeme Innes, Smartbox
Global AutoCorrect - Software for PC or Mac
Bob Preston, LexAble
Doorway Online - A Teacher's Toolbox
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
11.45 - 12.15Creating Communication Friendly Schools
Gillian McNeill & Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
Technology and Universal Design for Learning
Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland
Combining the Mind Mapping Power of Inspiration 9 and Inspiration Maps to help Students Succeed
Reeza Awoodun, Inspiration
Phonics for ALL - Software & Resources for Communication in Educational Settings
Marion Stanton & Becka Kitchen, SCandLe
12.15 - 1.15 Lunch
1.15 - 1.45Developing Learning, Language & Communication within a Secondary ASN School
Judith Bennett & Patrick Connor, Abercorn Secondary
The Latest Tools from Nessy Software
Alex Percival, Nessy
Strategies for beating Anxiety in Class using Sonocent
Lee Chambers, Sonocent
Highlighting BoardMaker Online
Debbie Breslin, TobiiDynavox
2.00 - 2.30Glow with Office 365 & GSuite Digital Learning Tools
Eva Wilkinson, Development Officer, Digital Skills, Education Scotland
All New Vibe AAC Device, Mind Express Software & much more
Jake Rourke, Techcess
Lets Talk Maths....
Gill Hudson, Iansyst
iOS13 Sneak Peek - now includes Mouse Support!
Dave Gilbert, Pretorian
2.45 - 3.15Chrome Books & Accessibility
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
Clicker, DocsPlus, and Clicker Communicator
Bryan Adamson, Crick Software
Supporting all Students & Promoting Digital Inclusion within the Classroom
Patrick McGrath, Texthelp
KAZ's Neurodiverse Typing Software
Sheraleen and Keene Braganza, KAZ TYPE
3.15 Prize Draw

Detailed Descriptions of Presentations

9.15 - 9.45

Using Green Screen App to Enhance Learning within an Secondary ASN School
Karen Sharkey & Kenny Falconer, Hollybrook Academy, Glasgow
Room: The Great Western

We will demonstrate how we use this engaging and innovative technology in the classroom to add a new dimension to teaching. It allows our learners to discuss, evaluate and reflect on their learning using their imagination and digital skills. 

Access Methods for High-Tech AAC Devices & Software
Mark Street, Liberator
Room: Grand Room Foyer

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 for Every Platform of Dyslexia & Other Special Needs
Alasdair King & Mary Wilcox, Claro Software Ltd
Room: The Wellington

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!

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

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!

 

10.00 - 10.30

Spreading Positivity about Dyslexia & Strategies to Succeed
Rachel Miller, Young Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland
Room: The Great Western

My name is Rachel Miller, I am 17 years old and Dyslexic. I am proud to be a Young Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland. My aim is to spread positivity about dyslexia and share the strategies that have allowed me to succeed. Technology has been fundamental in my success and I hope to enlighten you to its uses. 

VR System within Special Education
Glen Harrington, Inclusive Technology
Room: Grand Room Foyer

My presentation will be focused on our VR system within Special Education.

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

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. Giving students independence and confidence to access their school work. 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.

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

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.

11.00 - 11.30

Using ChoiceBoard Creator to Develop Communication Skills and Choice Making for Children with Complex Learning Needs.
Carol Haire, Broomlea Primary School
Room: The Great Western

We will share how we use this simple app to provide flexibility in creating choice boards to reinforce vocabulary and motivate pupils to make and communicate their choices in a range of curricular areas and social settings.

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

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

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

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: The Buchanan

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.

11.45 - 12.15

Creating Communication Friendly Schools
Gillian McNeill & Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
Room: The Great Western

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.

Technology and Universal Design for Learning
Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland
Room: Grand Room Foyer

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.

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

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.

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

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.

1.15 - 1.45

Developing Learning, Language & Communication within a Secondary ASN School
Judith Bennett & Patrick Connor, Abercorn Secondary
Room: The Great Western

We will describe and demonstrate how iPads are positively impacting on the learning experience of our pupils. Used in a range of contexts to improve access to the curriculum with a particular focus on those learners who are elective mutes or have English as an additional language.

The Latest Tools from Nessy Software
Alex Percival, Nessy
Room: Grand Room Foyer

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

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

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.

Highlighting BoardMaker Online
Debbie Breslin, TobiiDynavox
Room: The Buchanan

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.

2.00 - 2.30

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

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.

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

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. Additionally, it supports a wide range of languages. There are many useful vocabulary packages available for Mind Express including Score and CARLA. SCORE is a successful symbol based strategy that can be used at a very early stage to develop and increase language development, hence facilitating and improving communication skills. CARLA is used as a receptive language tool for recording user's receptive language comprehension.

Lets Talk Maths....
Gill Hudson, Iansyst
Room: The Wellington

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: The Buchanan

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.

2.45 - 3.15

Chrome Books & Accessibility
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
Room: The Great Western

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. 

Clicker, DocsPlus, and Clicker Communicator
Bryan Adamson, Crick Software
Room: Grand Room Foyer

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.

Supporting all Students & Promoting Digital Inclusion within the Classroom
Patrick McGrath, Texthelp
Room: The Wellington

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.

KAZ's Neurodiverse Typing Software
Sheraleen and Keene Braganza, KAZ TYPE
Room: The Buchanan


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.