In association with CALL #Scotland and City of Glasgow College, we are organising a new Getting AT Ready event to be held in Glasgow on the 24th June at the new Riverside Campus of City of#Glasgow College.
This first inaugural event brings together #Assistive #Technology experts, #disability professionals and manufacturers to provide a holistic package to meet your AT needs. We look to provide a workshop style morning session with an exhibition running alongside, punctuated with a tasty breakfast and lunch! #assistivetechnology #at#accessibility #DSA Places are limited but do go to http://www.atready.co.uk/ for more information.
Notetalker will be demonstrating their latest App and associated products and are one of our main contributors. Please see the image below explaining how Notetalker works allowing students to get audio into their devices to edit. In addition, an interesting case study from former DSA student Ashley Beaty, that covers the DSA process and her experiences with Notetalker in relation to her course:
Ashley Beaty discusses her experience of the DSA process and how Notetalker is as key part of her study strategy.
I have dyspraxia which means I struggle to keep up with note taking in class and tend to miss a lot of information if I get stuck. I also struggle to put things in a logical order so this makes essay planning difficult and time consuming. In order to organise my work, at the beginning of a project, I make a detailed time plan so that I keep on top of everything. If I fail to do this, I will lose track of time and struggle to cope get with the workload.
I went through the DSA process in March 2015 and I was provided with a laptop (and laptop accessories such as a keyboard, mouse and stand), Dragon Dictate software, and Notetalker Pro.
At first, I thought that Notetalker Edit may be confusing, however after recording on the app it became a lot clearer and it made long lectures much easier to deal with. I find the whole Notetaker Pro Plus suite very easy to use
Notetalker has helped me understand lectures and classes better as I can listen to them again and look at photos alongside them which helps me get a clear idea of the information. I was quite sceptical when I began to use Notetalker app as I was unsure how clear the recordings would be, however the recordings are very clear.
Using Notetalker has definitely made me feel more confident about my approach to notetaking, I can still makes notes but it is very reassuring to know that Notetalker is recording when I get confused. The ability to add photos and bookmarks are great features as I can find a specific moment easily if I don't want to listen to the entire recording
I would definitely recommend that other students with similar study challenges consider Notetalker. It has made things much easier for me in class and think it would help people with many different disabilities.
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