conference 2014

This year’s ATANET conference is in sunny north-east at the University of Dundee on the 16th  and 17th of June.

PowerPoint presentations on at the end of the page

Event Sponsors:

Sight and Sound Technology  JISC

As always, this event is an opportunity to get together with other professionals to learn about and impart good practice and discuss the important issues of our specialism.

Event Itinerary

Day 1

Time Slot Presentation Notes
1000-1015 Arrival and Welcome
1015-1100 Key Note – Lecture capturing inclusive practice Angela Dunsire, University of Dundee.
1100-1130 JISC RSC Scotland:Margaret McKay
1130-1145 Break
1145-1215 The Student Experience – 2 students present their experiences with Assistive Technology
1215-1300 Hearing Impairments student experience:

  • Ron Haston, iHear: Hands on /simulation
  • Norma Rodley, University of Dundee: Funding issues of hearing equipment
  • Crystal Drury Jolly – University of Strathclyde: Operational Issues – Radio Microphones & FM Loop systems Frequency Channel
1300-1345  Lunch
1345-1415 Procurement Specification for DSA equipment:

  • Andy McMahon, University of Dundee
  • Chris McKenzie, University of Strathclyde
  • Hamish Loveday University of Aberdeen
1415-1500 Sight & Sound (Event Sponsors)
1500-15:15 Break
15-15-17:00 Update with common Assistive Technology over Cheese and wine

  • Karen Allan, Robert Gordon University – How might you use your Assistive technology
  • Irene Purcell, University of Edinburgh – apps to support students with mental health issues.
18:00-late Evening Meal Location TBC

Day 2

Time Slot Presenter Notes
1000-1015 Arrival and Welcome
1015-10:45 “Transcription plus” and captioning using Assistive technology – How to make an accessible Video content using AudioNotetaker, camtasia and youtube -Andy McMahon, University of Dundee
1045-1130 Global Autocorrect – Demonstration and CPD Accreditation – Bob Preston
1130-1145 Break
1145-1230 Student Experiences In STEM Subjects -Abi James
12:30-1315 Lunch
1315-1345 Print Assessment for Visually Impaired Students – Carol Howieson, University of Strathclyde
In house cost savings to provide reading material – Andy McMahon, University of Dundee
1345-1400 Break
1400-16:00 AGM & Discussion
Data encryption – Impact on the sector
Update from DSAG
Planning for 1 Day AT event for wider academic community
ATANET Chair, Andy McMahon of Dundee University


Angela Dunsire – 3 MBLecture Capture -ATANET_KeyNote

Andy McMahon –  572 kBtrascrption-plusv3

Andy McMahon – 758 kBWelcome2014-agm

Norma Rodley – Digi System – 14 kBDigi System Justification

Mags McKay 4 MBJisc-Update

Abi James 1 MBATANET- Student experiences with maths