Education technology support webinar, 14 Oct, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
The TPT Education technology support will focus on technology within education for vision-impaired children. This will be an opportunity for parents to find out what specialist equipment is available to support their child.
On the panel, we will have representatives from Humanware, Sight and Sound, Guide Dogs and RNIB and it will be chaired by TPT’s Technology Information Champion, Darren Paskell.
Would you like to know more about technology or specialist equipment available to support your child? Understanding what such equipment is and is capable of, and how you can support your child to effectively use what they have, can be daunting.
Please send in your questions in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration closes at 4pm on 14 October.
About the panel
Martin Roberts works for HumanWare and specialises in providing demonstrations and technical support for HumanWare’s blindness product line throughout the UK. He has travelled widely, representing the company for many years, at times being accompanied both by a guide dog and a white cane.
Martin gained an in depth understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and challenges of mainstream and specialist education environments from his own experiences of attending both kinds of schools. He studied in Preston at the University of Central Lancashire, later joining HumanWare after graduating with a BA in social policy.
Though Martin is a keen technology enthusiast, he is particularly passionate about technologies that can make a positive difference and enrich people’s lives.
Stuart is Head of Content Creation and Business Development Manager at Sight and Sound Technology.
He oversees the company’s production of webinars, podcasts, blogs, videos and other media that is used across sales, training and customer service.
As Business Development Manager in Ireland, Stuart is responsible for driving the company’s activities across products, training, technical support and customer service.
He has over 20 years’ experience working in the Assistive Technology sector and is totally blind.
He believes passionately that technology is the greatest equaliser for people with disabilities and is particularly interested in how assistive and mainstream technology can work hand-in-hand to enhance access.
Shiraz is an experienced QTVI who originally trained as an ICT teacher and has worked with a range of children with VI across Key Stages since 2010.
Previously, he led an Additional Resource Centre in a large secondary mainstream school with a high number of braillists and specific technology needs.
Currently, Shiraz splits his time working for Guide Dogs two days a week as a Special Education Support Officer and three days a week as a Peri QTVI for a local authority.
Stacy works as Bookshare (UK education resources for VI learners) and Publisher Relationships Manager at RNIB. She also sits on a number of ancillary boards and panels, including being a Trustee of Merton Vision and a member of the Regional Stakeholder Network for Parliament.
Outside of work, Stacy can usually be found travelling; walking her dog; tandem riding; caving; climbing or skiing.
This webinar is part of our Blindness Awareness month campaign.
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Here is the link for more information: https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/education-technology-support-webinar