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Foundations in Assistive Technology Course 2022

Enable Ireland's Certified Foundations in AT is a 5 ECTS European Credit Transfer System) blended learning course accredited by Technological University Dublin (TUD), through their Faculty of Engineering.

The course is delivered via 11 webinars on the Microsoft Teams platform and Moodle. In total, the time commitment is 100 hours: 21 hours via Teams and 79 hours of self-directed learning which includes completion of your course project.  

AT is a broad and fast evolving area and this Foundations course is designed to equip Professionals, AT users and Caregivers with up to date and relevant information that will serve as a strong basis for working in the field of disability support. Topics covered include: Access, Communication, Assessment, Daily Living, Smarthomes, AT for Education and AT for Creative Expression.  

Our goal is to support your learning throughout the process. Past participants have highlighted the benefit of in-class discussion, hands on opportunities with a range of Assistive Technologies, and engagement with expert AT users. We will offer all of these resources to you as part of this course, and we welcome your feedback as you advance through the course. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any particular queries or concerns about your participation or about navigation through the course itself.

FOUNDATIONS IN AT COURSE 2022 WEBINAR SCHEDULE

DATE(S) NO. OF WEBINARS
26th April  1
3rd May, 5th May 2
10th May 1
17th May, 19th May 2
24th May 1
31st May, 2nd June  2
9th June 1
14th June 1

For further information and enrolment, please see here: 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/foundations-in-assistive-technology-course-2022-tickets-272646662507

 

Modules 

•    Computer Access & Accessibility Features 
•    Augmentative Communication
•    AT for Leisure
•    Mobile Technologies
•    Environmental Control Systems
•    AT Assessment
•    Power Mobility
•    Educational Software
•    Future Technologies
•    Funding and Legislation
•    Integrating AT into the Curriculum and at Work

Objectives 

•    To provide participants with the AT knowledge and skills that they require 
•    To ensure AT users and potential users are central to the AT decision-making process 
•    To increase participants confidence in their own AT skills 
•    To provide participants with an understanding of the tools and processes that are required to support AT users 
•    To de-mystify technology 
•    To promote best practice and encourage the development of ongoing discussion groups post-course.

Bring your own experience and share with others. Group learning environment, on-line collaboration, interdisciplinary setting, practical.

Cost: €910.00 which includes all course materials and lunch/refreshments. We offer a range of discounts to AT users/parents/carers etc

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