Dragon Voice Control: Uses for Everyone
- William Nolan, University Limerick
William Nolan University Limerick
William is a Learning Technologist specialising in Assistive Technology at the University of Limerick. Visually Impaired since birth, William has been an assistive technology user throughout his life, and is always keen to explore new solutions.
Matching Student & Technology (MST) Assessment Process
- Andrew Costello, Trinity College Dublin
Andrew Costello Trinity College Dublin
Andrew has been working with the service since January 2008 gaining experience in a wide area of Assistive Technology devices and software. Andrew is also currently the service lead on the Trinity inclusive curriculum project and is the It administrator on a number of Disability service information systems (Web, Sharepoint, Student Database). Andrew moved internally from Information System Services where he served 2 years working on the universities IT helpdesk and technology projects. Andrew has also worked in the private IT sector for 4 years gaining experience in a range of IT issues from desktop to server support.
Andrew has completed his BA in Management and Information Systems from Liverpool John Moores University. Recently Andrew has completed study from the British occupational hygiene society in Ergonomics essentials and his advanced Diploma in Web design. Andrew has also completed a MSc in Computing (Universal Design and Assistive Technology) at Dublin Institute of Technology and has completed research into the barriers to a successful transition of Assistive technology supports from an educational to a working environment.
Finding the Right Fit - Individualised Assisitive Technology
- Sue Meehan, University College Dublin
Sue Meehan University College Dublin
Sue Meehan is the Assistive Technology Specialist in UCD. Since joining the Access and Lifelong Learning Department, Sue has focused on expanding the range of ATs offered, while still providing a personalised service for each student. As a learning technologist, Sue is passionate about accessibility and how UDL can be applied as a way to increase learners’ confidence, motivation and creativity.
Sue is also a life coach, working towards PAAC accreditation, with a view to helping clients with ADHD and other challenges that affect executive functioning.
The UDL Educational Journey to FET and Beyond
- Jeremy Wren, Kerry Education & Training Board
Jeremy Wren Kerry Education & Training Board
Jeremy Wrenn is the Technology Enhanced Learning Officer at Kerry ETB and had worked int this role for the past 6 years. Jeremy has worked in education for more than 20 years in a variety of roles including as a teacher, guidance counsellor, Further Education and Training organiser.
Jeremy works on Digital Strategy, Digital Integration, and Digital Teaching, Learning and Assessment with Community National Schools, Post-Primary Schools and FET programmes.
Jean Reale Mary Immaculate College Limerick
Jean Reale is an Academic Developer at Mary Immaculate College Limerick. Jean has over 25 years’ experience working in technology enhanced teaching and learning, in both the public and private sector with a specific focus on creating inclusive learning environments. Jean is a PhD candidate in the School of Education at Trinity College Dublin; her area of research is the design, development, and implementation of Universal Design for Learning across all sectors of the Irish education system. Jean provides a wide range of professional development supports to teachers across Ireland to develop UDL environments for ALL learners.
Jean is currently leading a research project to design and develop a UDL roadmap for Irish schools and FET centres to support a lifelong learning approach to implementing UDL.
The AT Promise Day 1
- Jess Dunne, AHEAD
Jess Dunne AHEAD
Jess (she/her) is the Communications & Events Officer in AHEAD. Her role involves overseeing and delivering the communications function of AHEAD across all teams and managing online, hybrid and in-person events that are fully accessible.
Jess has extensive experience in event management, having managed events from 300 – 6,000 people in a number of European cities before joining Croke Park’s events team where she had a portfolio of clients both domestic and international. In her time at the stadium, Jess was responsible for multiple events week-on-week from concept to completion.
SUPPorted BY SOLAS
The core funding received by AHEAD for its further education activities on fostering inclusion is provided by SOLAS.
Welcome to GATHER
GATHER with us over the three days on May 31st , June 1st and June 2nd, we will have Assistive Technology presentations, demonstrations and discussions.