Training

Making assistive technology decisions: assistive technology for students who are deaf or hard of hearing

Looking at technology in different contexts with a student-centred approach.

  • Online
  • One standalone session, or part of a series of four themed courses.
  • Two hours
  • £95 - £150 + VAT

This course will be held on

  • 05 March 2024

    • Online
    • 10:00 – 12:00

About

This course is part of our 'making assistive technology decisions' series, consisting of four courses centred around making informed decisions in assistive technology implementation.

This course is suitable for both experienced individuals and individuals seeking an introduction to assistive technology for deaf or hard of hearing students in further and higher education. Whether you're new to the field or an experienced practitioner looking to reflect on or enhance your current practice, you'll find valuable insights and practical strategies to support your professional development.

Embrace the opportunity to broaden your expertise, network with peers, and make a lasting impact on the lives of students with diverse support requirements.

Supporting materials will be provided to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

Key features

  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners
  • Focus on a student-centred approach
  • Comprehensive exploration of assistive technology for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Opportunities for reflection and enhancement of existing practice
  • Supporting materials provided

Who should attend

This course is ideal for professionals working in further and higher education with an interest in assistive technology and empowering deaf and hard of hearing students. Roles that would benefit from this course (but are not restricted to) include:

  • Disability adviser
  • Needs assessor
  • Assistive technologist
  • Student support adviser
  • Teaching assistant
  • Lecturer

Spaces are limited to 30 participants per course so we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Course objectives

On completion you will be ready to:

Course specific:

  • Use frameworks to support information gathering and decision making
  • Begin to create an expert network to support your practice
  • Raise awareness among colleagues of the diverse approaches to support used by students who are deaf or hard or hearing

Series specific:

  • Raise awareness of the role of assistive technology in education
  • Understand the value of a student centred, collaborative approach
  • Encourage participants to use evidence to inform decision-making about AT
  • Identify next steps to build staff skills and improve AT implementation

Training outcomes

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Use student-centred methods when making AT recommendations for deaf and hard of hearing students
  • Consider where AT sits in terms of reasonable adjustments and inclusive practice
  • Apply frameworks that support information gathering and decision making
  • Begin to create an expert network to support your practice

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Pricing and eligibility

  • Jisc members - £95 + VAT*
  • Non member, not-for-profit - £115 + VAT
  • Other organisations - £150 + VAT

*Jisc members - One free place per organisation using code "ONEFREE", subsequent places at a cost of £95 + VAT.

For those wishing to train six or more members of staff, we can come to you! Please email training@jisc.ac.uk for an in-house quote.

Other training in the series

In addition to our current course, we offer three other courses within the 'making assistive technology decisions' series:

Member types and VAT information

Jisc members: typically publicly funded FE, HE and Research institutions.

Non-members, not-for-profit: Eligible local government, public sector, private/independent education providers and non-profit customers.

Other organisations: Eligible local government, public sector, private/independent education providers and non-profit customers.

VAT is charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact training@jisc.ac.uk if you require more information.

Contact us

For more information or to talk to us about commissioning this course for your institution, email training@jisc.ac.uk or phone 01235 822242.