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DSA Training

Sight and Sound Technology is an accredited Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) training provider across the UK and Ireland.

We are experts in supplying and supporting assistive software and hardware designed for use by disabled students to help them with their course work.

We provide training in sessions of 1, 2 or 3 hour blocks, depending on the recommendation from the assessor. We are considerate of pace and IT experience and tailor the sessions to fit the user, incorporating study skills and course requirements.

Some examples of the assistive technology we train on is as follows:

  • Literacy support software such as TextHelp Read & Write and ClaroRead
  • Notetaking software and apps such as Sonocent Audio Notetaker
  • Speech to text software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Mind-mapping tools such as MindView and MindManager
  • Digital recorders such as the Olympus and Philips range
  • Software for the visually impaired such as JAWS, ZoomText, Fusion and Supernova
  • Video magnifiers, both portable and desktop models
  • Electronic Braille devices such as the BrailleSense notetakers, Focus Blue refreshable Braille displays and braille printers

Training sessions can be provided remotely, via voice call and remote access to your system, or in a one-to-one session wherever you may be and feel comfortable - in a place of study, at home, or at our training rooms across the UK.

With an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the diverse needs of each individual, Sight and Sound Technology design training to meet every customers’ specific requirements. Whether you have a fixed or general idea please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we would be delighted to build a training session with you.

Please note that accessible hardware and software can be provided for the purposes of the training if required.

To place your training order please use the following contact details:

Phone – 0800 085 6055 or 01604 798 070 (option 2) Email – dsasales@sightandsound.co.uk

Testimonials

“I am sending this email to thank Sight and Sound for the wonderful tuition I have received from Sandra. I am currently sitting my second year HNC in counselling. I was finding it an upward struggle with my chronic neck pain. I am so very pleased to have learned so much from Sandra.”

“Ryan was my allocated trainer and…I could not have asked for better. His patience was second to none…Ryan’s teaching style and approach put me at complete ease…he could read the situation perfectly, providing bespoke training to ensure at the end of the session I felt I had achieved something.”

“I am just sending an email about the recent fantastic service I received from Alistair Mackay. He made the transition to using all my new software, such as Dragon and Sonocent very easy and it has helped me a great deal with my studies. The sessions were very engaging and enjoyable, while tailoring the specific programmes to my needs.”

“Sight and Sound resolved a communication issue that I had researched for years and spoken to many assistive technologists along the way. Mark is a real collaborative problem-solver. He worked with us to develop a PowerPoint with text-talk built in so that a young man with verbal dyspraxia could communicate his views on YouTube and through his blog. Thank you I’m truly impressed at Mark’s skills and ability. And in making us feel it was easy!”

“(Alasdair) explained the functions very clearly to me which was most helpful. He was also very accommodating as I needed breaks throughout. I really appreciated his friendliness as this made me feel more comfortable asking him questions about any doubts I had. Overall I was very thankful having his help!”

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