Get live, expert, assistive technology news and advice without leaving your desk!

Want to update your assistive technology knowledge and speak to experienced trainers, but finding that getting time away from work is an issue?

Catch up with the latest assistive technology news and pose questions to the BRITE team at our monthly online drop-in sessions.

These informal sessions take place at lunchtime on the last Friday of the month during term time.

Everyone with an interest is welcome, from beginners to more experienced practitioners. Attendance is free and, as it is online, numbers are unlimited.

For a flavour of what to expect, check out this recording of a previous AT drop-in which looked at phone accessibility, mobile Braille solutions, and news from the world’s largest assistive technology event, CSUN. Other sessions have covered topics as diverse as JAWS screenreading software and tips for getting the most from iPads in an educational setting.

Join us at the next session on Friday 27th April by visiting from 12.15 on the day. During this month’s webinar, we will be discussing:

  • Digital recording
  • Methods of recording
  • Considerations
  • Tips and tricks
  • Latest assistive technology news

Please ensure that you have an internet connection, headset, and a recent version of Flash installed.

This webpage will enable you to check that your computer is ready to access the learning environment.

Drop-in sessions are facilitated by Adobe Connect Pro, the same high-quality platform that we use to deliver the virtual versions of our accredited courses on facilitating inclusive learning strategies, needs assessment practice, and skills for educational support workers. Find out more about our courses on our website.

SUPA Event

The Scottish Usability Professionals’ Association hosts regular seminar-style events with usability professionals giving presentations on projects they’re involved with. The December 2009 session focussed on mobile web usability and IPhone application development.

The keys to making the mobile web a positive experience for users is keeping your mobile web site simple, intuitive and easy to use. Since mobile devices come in many shapes, sizes and standards with a wide variety of display capabilities and data connections to the Internet, it is suggested that the default mobile web site caters to the lowest-common denominator while providing an option to access the full site for users using high specification browsers that can handle rich internet media. A pleasant side effect of designing a mobile web site using the aforementioned values is that it will generally be accessible too.

While the Edinburgh’s Festival Apple IPhone application developed by Loc8 Solutions was specifically cited, IPhone application development was discussed in general.

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