Available courses

Access Methods TASTER: Voice (I) 27th Oct 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Switch access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods TASTER: Eyegaze (I) 20th Oct 2022

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Eyegaze access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods TASTER: Switch (I) 13th Oct 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Switch access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods TASTER: Mouse (I) 29th Sept 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Mouse access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods TASTER: Touch (I) 22nd Sept 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Touch access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Look2Talk TASTER: 19th Sept 2022

Introductory Level (Webinar)
Introducing Ace Centre's Look2Talk resource: an award-winning guide to making a communication book for children who communicate using eye pointing.

Cost: FREE


iOS Accessibility (D)

Developing Level (Self-directed online study)


Explore accessibility settings in iOS 13 and learn about adaptations that can be made as well as alternative ways to control the iPad such as mouse, voice and switch.


Cost: FREE


Access Methods -Touch (I)


Learn about touch control as an access method to iPads, phones and tablets. Find out how you can help people to use touch to access a wide range of activities.

Access Methods - Mouse (I)

A young person using a rollerball to access a device

Learn about different types of mice and mouse alternatives, and how to improve the skills required to use them.

Access Methods - Switch (I)

A young person using a headswitch

Learn about switch control as an access method. Find out about different types of switches,  how they control technology and the skills required to use them.

Access Methods - Eyegaze (I)


Learn about eye pointing as an access method. Explore the skills required to use eye pointing for different activities and the technology to enable control of a computer using eyes.

Access Methods - Voice (I)


Learn about using voice control to enter text, operate a tablet or PC or to control your environment. Find out who it is suitable for and when it might be considered as an access method.

Access and Control of Technology (E)

Enhanced Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Investigate alternative access methods including touch, mouse, switch, voice and eye gaze and explore how control of assistive technology can enhance communication and learning.

Cost: £800


How to Develop and Use a Communication Book (D) 27th Sept, 11th Oct 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)
Develop your knowledge and skills to create personalised communication books using this illustrated guide. Find out who 'Developing and Using a Communication Book' is suitable for, how to select the appropriate Stage and discover how to use the templates in Boardmaker 7 to create an individualised resource. This session will be in two parts and is supported by Tobii Dynavox.

Cost: £120


Developing and Using a Communication Book TASTER (I) 7th Sept 22

Introductory Level  (Webinar)

A live webinar to introduce Ace Centre's resource 'Developing and Using a Communication Book'.

Cost: FREE

Supporting Communication for People with Aphasia (I)

Introductory Level (Self-directed online study)
An introduction to supporting people with aphasia. This self-directed online course provides tips and strategies that you can do to communicate effectively with someone with aphasia. 


Cost: £30


Implementing the Pragmatics Profile for People who use AAC 14th Jun, 5th Jul 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

This course is in two sessions: 
Part 1 - Learn about the development of the Pragmatics Profile for people who use AAC and how to administer it;
Part 2 - Discover how to use the profile to identify appropriate vocabulary for AAC and create communication targets to support personal development.

Cost: £120

Coaching Communication Partners (D) 7th July 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

This webinar and self-directed online learning course encourages a more detailed look at communication partner skills. Explore skills to practice yourself and ways to support others to develop their skills. 

Cost: £30

Communication Partners (I)

Introductory Level (Self-directed online study)

Reflect on your personal interaction style and develop your communication partner skills to support AAC users. You will have access to online activities to work through independently. This course is suitable for anyone working with people who use AAC.

Cost: FREE


Splash! (I)

Introductory Level (Self-directed online study)
Splash! is a unique Maths and Shapes software programme. It contains activities and worksheets that cover: number, geometry and shapes, measurement and graphs. Splash! has been designed to support pupils who have access issues, particularly those who have difficulty controlling a computer mouse and/or keyboard and has features that support pupils with low vision. 

Cost:  £30

Assistive Technology: Built-In Access (I)

Introductory Level (Self-directed online study)
Built-in access outlines the accessibility features that are available within Windows and iOS and explores the ways the different types of support for vision, hearing, physical access and attention needs.

Cost:  FREE

Understanding the Benefits of AT

A young person accessing a communication aid using a joystick

Understanding The Benefits of AT (Self-directed online study)

This course guides you through the fundamentals of assistive technology in six easy lessons.   

Cost:  FREE

CAD in Assistive Technology: Introduction (I)

Introductory Level (Webinar)

This 1 hour webinar will introduce the use of 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) to develop 2D profiles for real world Assistive Technology solutions.

Introductory Cost: FREE



CAD in AT: Engineering Drawing and Design Management (D) 28th June 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Using a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package, delegates will understand and the key concepts in 3D parametric modelling of sketches and features using Autodesk Fusion 360. Delegates are required to use Autodesk Fusion 360 on their own device.

Introductory Cost:  £30


CAD in Assistive Technology: 3D Parametric Modelling (D) 24th May, 7th, 14th June 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Using a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package, delegates will understand and the key concepts in 3D parametric modelling of sketches and features using Autodesk Fusion 360. Delegates are required to use Autodesk Fusion 360 on their own device.

Introductory Cost:  £30


3D Surface Modelling in Assistive Technology (D) 6th Sept, 21st Sept 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Using free 3 D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software you will learn how to scan objects and manipulate the CAD models produced ready for 3D printing or CNC machining.

Introductory Cost: £30

Engineering Standards and Regulations in Assistive Technology UK/Europe (D) 18th Oct 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Local standards and regulations are important considerations when developing Assistive Technologies. While they can appear extremely complex. in reality they may be simpler than you think.

Introductory Cost: £30

CAD in AT: Simple Electronics Development (D) 1st, 8th, 29th Nov 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Introductory Cost: £30

Hill House

Hill House Partnership with Ace Centre

Montacute School

Montacute School Partnership with Ace Centre

New Bridge School

Newbridge School Partnership with Ace Centre

LAACES

A shared area for all LAACES participants.

Dorset LAACES

Dorset Local AAC Services pilot project 


Isle of Wight LAACES

Isle of Wight Local AAC Services pilot project

Communication Access UK Training Modules

Communication Access UK Training Modules for Ace Centre Staff

Moodle

Moodle in English: Moodle logo

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