The following TechAbility webinars are offered FREE to professionals who wish to access them.
Top Ten Chrome Browser extensions for accessibility
20th April 2021 3:30pm
One of the key benefits to Google Chrome is the ability to use extensions. These can help you to read what’s on the screen, remove clutter from the screen, add coloured overlays, predict text and many other useful functions. We’ll go through those that we have found most useful and show you how to download and install them. It is one of the quickest and easiest processes to bring accessibility to web browsing.
EquatIO: Accessible Maths
18th May 2021 3:30pm
Join us for a tour of EquatIO from Texthelp and gain an insight into how this toolbar can work with multiple content types to provide complete accessibility for maths content. With natural language reading aloud along with multiple means of input including typing, dictation and handwriting, you’ll find out how EquatIO can support a wide range of student needs, and assist staff with creating accessible maths content.
Creating Accessible Documents
15th June 2021 3:30pm
Having a collection of accessible templates and understanding how to make new accessible documents is a great way of improving accessibility for all learners. We will help you understand how to make this happen. We will cover headings, search functions, alt-text, hyperlinks creating forms and how to lock these. The focus will be on Microsoft Word and Google Docs but these rules will apply across a number of platforms.
Clicker 8: Improving literacy
20th July 2021 3:30pm
Clicker has a wide range of tools to aid literacy for a number of learners including realistic speech feedback, an audio note recorder and intelligent word prediction. The software includes access to a growing bank of topic specific sentence building activities, word banks and writing frames, and it’s easy to create your own. The latest version, Clicker 8 combines proven literacy support tools with exciting new feature ideas from Clicker fans. Charlotte Blacker will teach you how to use the word processor, access the free resources available through Learning-Grids and develop ideas for different ways of using Clicker to support a range of needs in the classroom.