TechAbility Champions

What is a TechAbility Assistive Technology (AT) champion?

Natspec and Karten staff work in specialist environments and know their students/service users better than anyone. So we are supporting one professional from any member organisation to be a champion.

This may work differently depending on your context, but support may include any of the following:

  • Bimonthly meetings where we share best practice, welcome guest speakers, share the latest updates/tech and open the floor up to your queries or to promote what you are doing with AT.
  • First access to some of the new materials we develop.
  • Access to a forum containing a list of AT suppliers with support and a platform to ask for advice from our Technologists on key areas for you.
  • The forum also gives access to our growing list of technology suppliers kindly offering their support, trial licenses and direct contact.
  • Be part of a community of others interested in getting the best support for learner.
  • Collaborate on projects around key areas.
  • A welcome pack (TBC).

What do we expect from you?

We realise that staff in these front-line roles will be busy so we do not expect a substantial time commitment, we have good attendance at our meetings and would like to do whatever we can for you to attend these. The more time you can put in, the more you will get out!

We don’t need a high level of technology know-how, we can help you with this. We welcome members with a passion to make a difference in students/service users lives.

We hope to empower you as professionals to provide better support and make use of this exciting opportunity.

This sounds great, what do I need to do?

Contact neil.harrodbeck@natspec.org.uk and we will arrange a talk to see how we can best support you.