Over the Christmas and New Year period our FitzRoy Assistive technologist, Carrie, will be visiting our three Karten Centres to deliver the first FitzRoy Assistive Technology Workshops.
Carrie will be working with key staff and managers within the services to explore how the equipment is currently being used to enhance the lives of those we support and to identify innovative applications to enhance the impact of the current technology.
Staff attending the workshops will become ‘AT Champions’ and support the day to day use of the equipment, promoting best practice and building confidence amongst the rest of their team.
The Maltings in Norfolk, were the first service to hold the workshop and the session was attended by the IT champions from the day service, other key staff as well as the managers.
Key ideas were to develop basic guides to using the accessibility features on the iPads and PCs that would be easily accessible to staff as well as introducing an ‘Assistive Technology Passport’ which summarises the needs of each individual in relation to the devices they will be using. New resources are also going to be trialled including the online HelpKidzLearn resources which will be accessible on the PCs, iPads and Clevertouch as well as apps such as Pictello which will help with activity sequencing.
The people we support at the Maltings have been busy preparing to take part in their local Christmas light switch on. This year FitzRoy have their own stall and the people we support have been using the PCs and iPads at the service to research ideas for things to design, make and sell on the stall as well as to print labels for their ‘reindeer food’!
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