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Masterclass – ‘Assistive technology for secondary students who struggle with literacy’ with Greg O’Connor

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On Thursday 29 March 2012 the Victorian Deaf Education Institute hosted their very first Masterclass at their new state of the art learning centre at 597 St Kilda Road.  Greg O’Connor from Spectronics, who has more than 30 years’ experience in supporting the learning of people with diverse learning needs, presented the Auslan interpreted, live captioned event.

Participants left this highly engaging workshop with a good understanding of the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and their implementation in a learning environment, an up to date understanding of the range of assistive technology literacy support tools available to school students and strategies for making decisions about the selection and implementation of these tools.

Greg also supplied participants with useful internet links, information from research and resources concerning assistive technology in schools and and a comprehensive list of apps to support students struggling with literacy, organisation and study.