TechAbility 2021 Resources

Many thanks to all our presenter, AT shorts providers an exhibitors for TechAbility 2021. The intellectual property in these presentations belongs to the individual or organisation. Do not reuse anything without asking them first.

If you have any queries about presenter’s work please get in touch with them directly.


Meaningful tools for control and choice

Julie Eshleman, Leonard Cheshire and PhD candidate at Stirling University.

Workshops and Presentations

A note: some of these presentations are quite large (over 100MB)

How disabled people and carers/PAs use virtual assistants

Saul Albert, Loughborough University

Conducting user research remotely

Lilian Soon and students, University of York

The difference the right AT can make

Sarah Blee and Julie Smith, Sense

The right technology supporting the learning journey, one learner’s experience

Natalie Forsythe and Becky Hodgson, Beaumont College

Robot masterclass

Jeremy Hoare, Bridge College and Dr Nigel Newbutt, University of the West of England

Developing your own apps

Helen Edwards, Derwen College and Neil Bevan, Starfish Apps

Jacdac – a modular system for prototyping AT solutions

James Devine, Microsoft

My Voiceitt Story

Sean Connolly, Karten Network

AT Shorts

Using Flex Sensors as an assistiveMatt Oppenheim, Lancaster University

AT training from the Ace Centre

Sara Dale, Ace Centre

The EduAT Masters course

Rohan Slaughter, Dundee University

5 AT solutions in 5 minutes

Jennifer Ohrenstein, Jewish Care Explore

Creating connections

Veronica Mulenga, SeeAbility

OrCam review and user story

Anna Janickyj, Sense


Claro Writing Helper: Productive writing, without the stress

Writing Helper helps you organise your written assignments, like essays, reports or dissertations. It will guide you through a linear, structured approach starting with an assignment question and a deadline, and ending with your essay in Word format!

Glean: The new go-to note taking solution for users with neuro differences and disabilities

Glean’s clean accessible workspace, creates a distraction-free, stress-free process to help users focus in the moment and then later organise and utilise information to create meaningful notes. It’s a simple solution for supporting note-taking needs; work online and offline anywhere at any time.

Inspiration 10: Empower your SEND students to capture and communicate their ideas and understanding visually

Learn how the simplicity of Inspiration 10 and its highly visual approach encourages students to develop strong critical thinking skills, supports the writing process and helps them to retain information and build conceptual understanding.

Sight and Sound Technology: Tools for success

Sight and Sound Technology are the UK and Ireland’s leading supplier of assistive technology hardware, software and a range of services for people with disabilities. Our customers include corporate, educational and end users and we are always exploring new an emerging technology to add to our ever-growing portfolio.

Smartbox:100 Voices

100 Voices – a unique pilot scheme to deliver AAC devices, support and training to 100 disabled children and adults throughout the UK.