Making assistive technology decisions: strategic approaches to implementing assistive technology

Understanding what to include in your strategy and how you can lead this.

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

This course will be held on

  • 23 April 2024

    • Online
    • 10:00 – 12:00


Discover a world of possibilities in our 'making Assistive technology decisions' series, consisting of four courses designed to empower you in the use of assistive technology implementation. This course will be led by subject specialists from the strategy and infrastructure teams, who have experience in assistive technology, applications and networks. Suitable for those seeking an introduction to strategic approaches for deploying assistive technology, there will also be opportunities for more experienced practitioners to reflect on or enhance their existing practice.

While some understanding of implementing assistive technology is helpful, we welcome participants from various backgrounds and experience levels.

Key features

  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners
  • Focus on a student-centred approach
  • Comprehensive exploration of what to include in your strategy for implementing assistive technology
  • 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 effectively deploying assistive technology. Roles that would benefit from this course (but are not restricted to) include:

  • Leaders with an interest in inclusive technology
  • IT managers and support technicians
  • Learning technology or resources managers
  • Student support managers
  • Disability advisers
  • Assistive technologists
  • Lecturers in specialist settings

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:

  • Recognise where strategic relationships need to be fostered in your organisation
  • Review the processes you use to support AT deployment
  • Consider the actions needed to advance an AT strategy in your organisation

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:

  • Understand what needs to be included in an AT strategy
  • Reflect on own role in leading or contributing to a strategy
  • Consider useful processes to support AT deployment
  • Know where to obtain further support and guidance

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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 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 if you require more information.

Contact us

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