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(DSS) Assistive Technology for students with writing difficulties

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Student & introduction to technology to support writing difficulties

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What will I learn?

• What assistive technology (AT) is.

• Advice on using your computer well to make best use of your Assistive Technology.

• Touchtyping advice and resources

• File management advice

• About free reading features on the iPad and on Windows to assistive with proof reading/listening.

• TAbout free speech-to-text options on phones, tablets. Office 365 and Google Docs

• To use Xmind mind mapping software:

 To plan and structure written work

 To make study notes and revise

• Demonstration of Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition software.

• Demonstration of free speech recognition options.

• How to get access to electronic learning materials and texts.

• How to claim VAT back on AT and associated IT.

• About DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) and HEAR (Higher Education Access Route)

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