Youth Education Service

Organiser

Youth Education Service
Phone
0117 9739744
Email
chris@youtheducationservice.org.uk
Website
https://youtheducationservice.org.uk/
YES Hide Market

Location

YES Hide Market
Unit 3, Hide Market, West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Date

12 Nov 2019 - 17 Dec 2019

Time

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Assistive Technology

A supportive course, especially suitable for learners who have been diagnosed as dyslexic, or think they are as well as learners who have difficulties with general reading and writing.  This course will explore free technology in order to support learners with their reading and writing as well as general day-to-day organisation. Learners will be encouraged to bring their own smart phones and tablets to sessions, so they can explore the potential of these devices alongside the PCs and ipads that will also be available. During sessions, learners will be encouraged to share what they discover and learn from one another. Alex King will support the tutor in sessions. Alex is a counsellor who is also dyslexic and therefore able to share his knowledge and experience of using Assistive technology to help with both his work and everyday tasks.

Learning objectives include:

  • Use free Assistive Technology to help me read
  • Use free Assistive Technology to help me with writing and spelling
  • Use free Assistive Technology to help me organise myself and everyday tasks
  • Know strategies for managing personal information when working online
  • Know about the e-resources available from the library and explore their benefits
  • Understand and explore a selection of free apps that can help with well-being
  • Understand how Assistive Technology can help in a work situation

This course is open to learners (aged 19+) who are diagnosed as dyslexic, or think they may be, as well as learners who have difficulties with general reading and writing.

The course will run weekly – every Tuesday – from 12th November to 17 December 2019

To enrol, please call 0117 9739744 or email chris@youtheducationservice.org.uk

Further info – The venue is accessible via public transport. If you phone or email to book your place, a map and bus information can be sent to you. There is no parking on site.