About

TechAbility 2022 sees us back with a face-to-face conference; essential CPD for anyone working in the field of Assistive Technology. You will have opportunities to hear a range of excellent speakers – all sharing their practice in this area and enabling you to do the same.


The theme of this year’s TechAbility Conference is ‘Assistive Technology – everyone’s responsibility’. This theme emphasises how assistive technology must be integrated well, and supported by all staff, to be successful. Presentations will highlight how this has been promoted and achieved in organisations through practice or research. We hope you agree it is a really exciting line-up and there are a few sessions yet to be announced.


Alongside the presentations, AT suppliers will be exhibiting to give you an opportunity to discuss their products directly with them.

1
Day
16
Speakers
1
Sponsor
14
Sessions

TechAbility Conference 2022

Sponsors

Main

Speakers

Fil McIntyre
TechAbility Manager TechAbility
Neil Harrod-Beck
Assistive Technology Projects Lead TechAbility
Dave Hursthouse
Dave Hursthouse
Leonard Cheshire
Liz Howarth
Liz Howarth
Karten Network
Libby Wilkins
Libby Wilkins
Digital Lead The Oaks Specialist College
Tom Dore
Tom Dore
Head of Education British Esports
Zoë Clarke
Lead Healthcare Scientist Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Julie Eshleman
PhD Candidate University of Stirling
Rohan Slaughter
University of Dundee
Jodie Tatlow
Jodie Tatlow
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Treloar College
Dr Chris Creed
Dr Chris Creed
Birmingham City University
Rebecca Cooper
Rebecca Cooper
Curriculum Manager Portland College
Trevor Edwards
Trevor Edwards
Portland College
Will Wade
Will Wade
Ace Centre
Andy McMahon
Digital Products Lead and Assistive Technology Manager National Deaf Children's Society
Kellie Mote
Subject specialist: strategy (accessibility) JISC

Program

Stages
Conference Room 1

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Introduction to the day

10:00 - 10:25
Fil McIntyre
Neil Harrod-Beck

Young people’s use of digital mental health tools

10:30 - 11:10
Kellie Mote Kellie Mote

Occupancy : 52 / 120

Break and refreshments

11:10 - 11:50

Project Moto: making the most of mobile technologies

11:50 - 12:30
Libby Wilkins Libby Wilkins

Occupancy : 39 / 120

Accessibility of Virtual and Augmented Reality

12:35 - 13:15
Dr Chris Creed Dr Chris Creed

Occupancy : 43 / 120

Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15 - 14:15

Keynote: Assistive Technology – everyone’s responsibility

14:15 - 15:00
Zoë Clarke Zoë Clarke

Delivering SmartHome solutions

15:05 - 15:45
Rebecca Cooper
Trevor Edwards

Occupancy : 50 / 120

Closing remarks

15:45 - 16:00
Room 3

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Two years of delivering the EduAT Masters: what have we learned about AT in the UK?

10:30 - 11:10
Rohan Slaughter Rohan Slaughter

Occupancy : 33 / 60

Break and refreshments

11:10 - 11:50

Interactive iPad activities -a multidisciplinary approach

11:50 - 12:30
Jodie Tatlow Jodie Tatlow

Occupancy : 46 / 60

Making gaming accessible

12:35 - 13:15
Tom Dore Tom Dore

Occupancy : 31 / 60

Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15 - 14:15

What conditions have to be in place to ensure that outcomes with technology are positive?

15:05 - 15:45
Julie Eshleman Julie Eshleman

Occupancy : 56 / 60

Room 123

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Voiceitt at Hill House – a real-world story of collaborative co-design

10:30 - 11:10
Dave Hursthouse
Liz Howarth

Occupancy : 28 / 60

Break and refreshments

11:10 - 11:50

Cutting edge research in Assistive Technology

11:50 - 12:30
Will Wade Will Wade

Occupancy : 26 / 60

Hearing Assistive Technology

12:35 - 13:15
Andy McMahon Andy McMahon

Occupancy : 38 / 60

Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15 - 14:15

Partners

Adobe
Adobe
Brain in Hand
Brain in Hand
Clevertouch
Clevertouch
Glean
Glean
Inspiration 10
Inspiration 10
Karten Network – Nuvoic Project
Karten Network – Nuvoic Project
Liberator
Liberator
Livescribe / Douglas Stewart
Livescribe / Douglas Stewart
National Deaf Children’s Society
National Deaf Children’s Society
Orcam UK Ltd
Orcam UK Ltd
Rahana Life
Rahana Life
Sensory Guru
Sensory Guru
Scanning Pens
Scanning Pens
Sight and Sound Technology
Sight and Sound Technology
Thriiver
Thriiver
Tobii Dynavox
Tobii Dynavox

Contact information