Events

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Events

  • COMPETITION | Take Our Survey for a Chance to Win £100 / $120 Amazon Voucher

    Over the next couple of weeks, we’re running our annual user survey, with a £100 or $120 Amazon Voucher on offer for one lucky customer.

    For your chance to win, simply fill out the online survey. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will inform future software updates.

    (P.S. To take part in the survey, you must have a Sonocent Audio Notetaker software licence)

    Complete the survey

    07th June 2017 - 12:43 PM

  • WEBINAR | Case Study: Addressing the Shortcomings of Note-Taking Support

    Learn how to save time and money on note-taking support while transforming learning outcomes for your students, with Kim Oschenbein, Director of Disability Support Services at Maryville College, Tennessee.

    Date: Tuesday, May 23rd   
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM EDT

    Register to attend

     
    Webinar Description
    Does providing peer notetakers eat up time and budget at your institution? Is there a mad rush at the start of each semester to find students willing to help out? When your notetakers actually turn notes in are they often incomplete or illegible?

    Over the course of this webinar, you’ll hear how Kim Oschenbein (Director of Disability Support Services, Maryville College) addressed these issues by replacing peer notetakers with Sonocent software for note-taking.

    Kim will walk you through the steps she took when trialling Sonocent. She’ll explain how the software helped her students overcome the issues they face with note taking. And she’ll talk about how she’s now making it available to the college’s veterans.

    Includes a software demonstration and details of how you can trial Sonocent for free.

     

    Presenters
    • Kim Oschenbein, Director of Disability Support Services at Maryville College, Tennessee
    • Amer Latif, VP of Sales at Sonocent

    23rd May 2017 - 3:30 PM

  • EVENT | AHEAD 2017

    The 40th Annual AHEAD Conference will be focusing on 'Equity and Excellence: Access in Higher Education'. Sonocent will be sponsoring, exhibiting and presenting at this conference.

    Dates: July 17 – 22, 2017

    Location: Hilton Orlando Hotel, Orlando, Florida

    Attendees: Dave Tucker, CEO of Sonocent and Amer Latif, VP of Sales for Sonocent

    Conference Program

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    First Time Attendee Breakfast, Sponsored by Sonocent 

    Date: Wednesday, July 19

    Time: 7:30 – 8:30 am 

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    17th July 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • LIVE SESSION | Interactive App Workshop: Breaking Down Learning Barriers Right Across Campus

    Sonocent Session: Interactive App Workshop: Breaking Down Learning Barriers Right Across Campus

    Date: Friday 23rd June 2017

    Time: AM workshop between 11.45am and 1.00pm

    Location: Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

    Session Abstract: In this session, we will walk you through audio-centric study strategies with Sonocent Link for iOS and Android. You’ll hear how the app makes learning accessible for dyslexic students. And you’ll hear how it can be used to capture, annotate and review academic instruction right across campus.

    Presenter: Lucy Toffolo, Sonocent

    Presenter Bio: Lucy is the DSA and Training Manager at Sonocent, developers of award-winning study software that supports the development of note-taking and other core study skills. She has trained hundreds of educators and learning technology professionals across the UK on the effective use of educational technology. Her focus is on ensuring students have the study skills they need to fulfil their academic potential.

    Lucy is a post-graduate of Leeds University. She joined Sonocent in 2015 and now leads the development of the company’s training support programme for FE and HE, UK-wide.

    Email Lucy: dsa@sonocent.com

    23rd June 2017 - 11:45 AM

  • EVENT | NADP Annual Conference

    Date: 29th - 30th June 2017

    Location: Hinckley Island Hotel, Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA

    Attendees: Lucy Toffolo, DSA and Training Manager

    Event information: The focus of the NADP Annual Conference in 2017 is ‘DSA and Non-DSA: A Year of Adaption'. Sonocent will be exhibiting at this event.

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    29th June 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • EVENT | aDShe 2017

    Sonocent will be exhibiting and doing a training session, detailed below, at the Annual ADSHE Conference 2017 in Aston, Birmingham. The conference features 3 superb keynote sessions, as below, as well as 22 hands-on workshops.

    • Sarah-Jane Peake and Rob Martin  Birkbeck for All: Joined up thinking – creating accessible materials

    • Amanda Kirby Supporting Learners with Developmental Disorders… the Reality and the Complexity

    • Neil Alexander-Passe Dyslexia and Success: the emotional cost of success for individuals with dyslexia

    Date: Friday 23rd June 2017

    Location:  Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

    Timetable, Keynote & Workshop Information

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    View details on our interactive workshop

    23rd June 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • EVENT | ATEC 2017, London

    Sonocent will be sponsoring, exhibiting and speaking at this conference.

    Date: 6th June 2017

    Location: ILEC Conference Centre and Ibis London Earls Court, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD

    Attendees: Lucy Toffolo, DSA and Training Manager and Liam Kelly, Account Manager

    About the ATEC Conference:

    "ATEC showcases excellence in assistive technology that removes barriers to learning and work. Aimed at disability professionals involved in post 16 education and the work place, ATEC is a one-day event that allows you to listen to and meet with experts, solution providers and other like-minded people." Source ATEC Website.

    View the conference agenda

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    06th June 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • LIVE SESSION | Note-Taking Support… Giving More POWER! to the Student

    Date: May 18 or May 19

    Location: Winthrop University 701 Oakland Avenue Rock Hill, SC 29733 (Room TBC)

    Time / Length: 1 hour

    Session Title: Note-Taking Support... Giving More POWER! to the Student

    Session Abstract:

    Abruptly, from a nearby spot a voice speaks...

    “Studies into effective note-taking strategies all concur that students should independently CAPTURE, ORGANIZE, and TRANSFORM their notes.

    “This research is not to be taken lightly! Support professionals: ask yourself whether they cast doubt on the value of traditional forms of note-taking support! Shouldn’t ALL students be given the POWER! to take notes for themselves?”

    Moments later… strange diagrams on a projector screen highlight the connection between effective note-taking strategies and the mysterious science of memory.

    The voice again.

    “Doubtless, the very act of taking notes is key to understanding and remembering new subject material. So what implications for the student whose notes are taken by somebody else?”

    Meanwhile... at top schools across the country, support professionals are looking again at whether providing students with a peer notetaker creates a STRENGTH-SAPPING culture of dependence. Transition, retention, and GPA could all be taking the hit!

    Then, back in the room, a demonstration...

    MESMERIZED... you discover how the latest digital note-taking technology POWERS UP students with disabilities to take richly-detailed notes with minimal support.

    BEDAZZLED... you hear about two- and four-year institutions who have added this software to their support toolkit, and the impact it has had on GPA, note-taking spend, and administration.

    STUNNED... you hear how the software has helped students take notes INDEPENDENTLY, breaking down barriers to learning that have stood for as long as anyone can remember.

    Inspired, you decide it’s time to act!

    Aimed at all professionals tasked with providing AT and creating accessibility, after this session you’ll be able to:

    • Identify what makes an effective note-taking strategy

    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of traditional note-taking accommodations

    • Identify how digital note-taking technology can positively impact GPA, transition and retention, and reduce administration

    Presenter: Amer Latif

    Presenter Bio: Amer is Vice-President of Sales at Sonocent, developers of award-winning audio-centric software for note-taking and other core study skills. As part of a nationwide pilot scheme, he has driven the implementation of Sonocent software as a note-taking accommodation at over 130 colleges since the Fall Semester of 2016. Amer is passionate about the Sonocent mission to help students and professionals harness the power of spoken language to study and work better, and has spoken on this subject at major AT conferences, including ATIA and Closing the Gap.

    A San Diegan native, Amer received his degree from Colorado State University. He joined Sonocent in 2016.

    18th May 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • EVENT | Southeast Regional AHEAD 2017 Conference

    Details from the Southeast Regional AHEAD Conference website listing:

    The Southeast Regional Association on Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) Conference theme for this year is 'The Social Justice League'. Sonocent is sponsoring, exhibiting and presenting at the conference.

    Dates: May 18-19

    Location: Winthrop University 701 Oakland Avenue Rock Hill, SC 29733

    "In the Spirit of the SOCIAL "Justice League," this two-day conference connects social justice, differing abilities, and higher education in a manner reminiscent of our youthful essence when some of us read comics (many of us still do!). Join us for intriguing breakout sessions, entertaining and mind-bending guest speakers, and intense round-table discussions. Vendors will be on hand to exhibit the latest and greatest advances and social movements in accessibility/disability services. Network with colleagues in the field and learn from the experts.

    This is an inexpensive and invaluable conference for postsecondary access coordinators, disability service providers, transition coordinators, and those with the insatiable superhero desire to ensure equity of access for all college students!"

    Book your place

    See the itinerary

    View our session abstract

    18th May 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • EVENT | Inclusive Learning and Teaching Conference 2017

    Sonocent will be exhibiting at this exciting conference in York.

    Date: 11th May 2017

    Location: De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

    Attendees: Lucy Toffolo, DSA and Training Manager, Sonocent

    Details from the York St. John conference website listing:

    Formulating excellence in inclusive learning, teaching and assessment practice: have we reached the tipping point in higher education?

    This conference presents an opportunity to discuss and learn about hands-on approaches to inclusive learning, teaching and assessment practices. Delegates will hear about cutting-edge approaches to support and will have an opportunity to consider how they move ahead with implementation of inclusive principles in their own organisations.

    Despite several initiatives in the sector aimed at improving provision for disabled students in HE very little is known about how inclusive pedagogy is defined and in particular what inclusive practice looks like in teaching and learning contexts. The aim of the conference is to bring together a number of key figures from across the sector who have spearheaded our current understanding of inclusive higher education and to provide an opportunity for academic colleagues and practitioners from across the sector to discuss key initiatives and formulate practice.

    Keynotes and workshops will address the following:

    • Making change happen in your institution
    • Consider features of inclusive practice in relation to all learners
    • Learn from current approaches in the sector
    • Research into academic perspectives on inclusive teaching, learning and assessment practice
    • Fostering inclusive language and behaviour in the classroom
    • Defining and articulating inclusive practice
    • Using action research to collate existing inclusive teaching and learning practice
    • Considering the journey from bolt-on service to inclusive practice
    • Reframing disability services within inclusive approaches
    • Considering the needs of all learners through excellence in inclusive teaching, learning and assessment practice

    Book your place at the event

    11th May 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • EVENT | Call Scotland ASL and Technology Conference 2017

    Two one-day events in Scotland focussing on ASL and Technology in 2017. Find out more on the Call Scotland website.

    Edinburgh 

    Date: Wednesday, June,14 

    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Location: Edinburgh University

    Sonocent Representative: Lucy Toffolo

    Register

     

    Clydebank

    Date: Thursday, June 15 

    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Location: Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank

    Sonocent Representative: Lucy Toffolo

    Register

    14th June 2017 - 9:00 AM

  • EVENT | Sight & Sound AT Ready

    Date: Thursday, April 27

    Time: 8.30 am - 6.00pm

    Location: Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus

    Event description from Sight & Sound: "The 1-day event would focus on the need for institutions to meet their reasonable adjustments, engaging with HE and FE technology experts and disability professionals to discuss the clever use of AT and proven solutions to do just that."

    Sonocent Representatives: Lucy Toffolo and Gabriela Ash.

    Contact: lucy@sonocent.com

    More information

    27th April 2017 - 8:30 AM

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