Natspec conference 2022

Today I am attending the annual natspec conference. Natspec stands for National Specialist Colleges and the TechAbility event is it’s annual conference. This is a good assistive technology event put on by the national specialist colleges in the UK. I went a few years ago for BATA and found it useful to promote the work we do at the council and recognise the good work that has been going on this educational field. 

Looking at the speaker line up it will be good to catch up on what Rohan Slaughter has been doing in the AT MSc course in Dundee. If I were younger I would go on that course. It’s been running for 2 years so I suspect there will be some interesting developments to share. 

It will also be a chance to network with colleagues such as Fil McIntyre. I worked with him during the pandemic on remote assessment for schools. This was an interesting concept and an eye -opener into the current state of our education system. Apart from that I will attend a few other workshops and speak with colleagues about how AT is impacting the community.

It did not disappoint! Lots of fantastic sessions from technical sessions like Will Wade on some of the assisitve technology devices. that help disabled people to the update on the EduAT MSc course at Dundee University which is making headway towards a professional workforce for AT. I enjoyed it. all and look forward to the next one.

Renewed old and renewed acquitancies and made new ones! It was good to meet you all and thank you for your time. Hope to colleague with you all in the future.

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