Webinar | How to Aid Transition by Digitizing Note-Taking Support.
For this webinar, delivered in partnership with the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD), you’ll hear from Jessi Wright of University of Alabama at Birmingham on how to smooth transition with Sonocent.
The session will cover:
• Jessi’s reasons for choosing Sonocent
• the steps she took to implement the software
• the impact it had on student independence and learning outcomes.
At the end of the webinar, you will have an opportunity to register your interest in piloting Sonocent software for free at your institution for a full semester.
Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 3:00 PM EST
About your hosts
Jessi Wright has worked in the disability field for over 15 years in various capacities including teaching K-12, home programs, residential programs, state agencies, and now higher education. The last ten years she has specialized in assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. During that time, she provided assessments and training to individuals of all abilities, families, and professionals across the country. Jessi has presented at national conferences including ATIA, AUCD, and Closing the Gap as well as a numerous state and regional conferences.
Jessi was the Assistive Technology Specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There she assessed students needs for assistive technology, provided training to students as well as faculty and staff, and worked with other professionals around the university to ensure accessibility for all students.
Jessi is currently the Program Manager for West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS), the designated state AT Project. WVATS provides assistive technology demonstrations, loans, trainings and other services to individuals of all ages and abilities throughout the state.
Jessi on Sonocent
“Before we piloted Sonocent, zero-percent of our students were happy with the notes they were getting. At the end of the pilot, eighty-percent felt that they had ‘decent to good’ notes.”
Amer is the Vice President for the multi-award-winning educational technology firm Sonocent. The company makes software that has enabled over 110,000 students with disabilities in Europe and North America take notes independently, without support from peer notetakers. As part of a nationwide pilot scheme, Amer has led the roll out of Sonocent software as a note-taking accommodation across over 100 North American colleges since he joined the company in April 2016. He is passionate about the Sonocent mission to help students and professionals harness the power of spoken language to study and work better. A San Diego, California native, he received his degree from Colorado State University before moving to the UK in 2003.
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