AbilityNet's Abi James to speak at BETT Education Technology show

Abi James, principal digital accessibility consultant at AbilityNet, will be speaking at this year's BETT Education Technology show next week at London's ExCel centre. 

You can catch Abi within three sessions on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th January.

“I’m really excited to be talking about assistive technology at this year’s BETT show – the biggest Ed-Tech show in Europe. Over the past 10 years it has been great to see how assistive tech, such as text-to-speech are now built into practically all computers, tablets and phones. BETT provides a great opportunity to show how this can be embedded within education to remove barriers to learning and education," says Abi.

"It’s no longer a specialist, expensive package but available to anyone. At this year’s show I will be focusing on how schools and colleges can embrace accessible and enabling technology within their settings to provide an inclusive learning environment and ensure everyone can access qualifications," Abi continues.
On Thursday, Abi will be talking about how candidates with special educational needs can use technology for access arrangements in GCSE and other qualifications, and on Friday she will be talking about the public sector accessibility regulations that require public service providers including many schools, colleges and universities to ensure their websites and digital platform meet accessibility standards. 

Abi will also be discussing her personal and professional experiences of using technology to help overcome dyslexia.

Head along to the following sessions for Abi's expertise on digital accessibility and related topics: 

Session Title: Using tech for exam success for SEND students
Session Location: Professional Development Theatre (South Hall)
Day: Thursday
Date: 23/01/2020
Time: 12-12.30pm

Session Title: Are You up for the Digital Accessibility Challenge?
Session Location: HE/FE Theatre
Day: Friday
Date: 24/01/2020
Time: 1.15 - 1.45pm

Session Title: Supporting dyslexic students in primary and secondary school
Session Location: Schools Theatre
Day: Friday
Date: 24/01/2020
Time: 4-4.40pm

Browse the full event agenda.

And there's still time to register for the event, which is free to attend.

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