AT Network Day: Imagining the future of assistive and accessible technology

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Hosted by our Assistive Technology Network, this one day online event features a range of presentations, discussion, workshops and activities.
While topics and activities are divers, the unifying theme of the day is Imagining the future of assistive and accessible technology. Attendees are welcome to join the sessions that interest them, and take a break during ones that are less relevant.

A full programme with confirmed timings will be shared with attendees a week before the event. Sessions to choose from will include:

Wellbeing, inclusion and digital dystopias: a digital near futures workshop
Unlocking hidden knowledge: harnessing AI, technology, and design for accessible research
Using AI to empower disabled and neurodivergent students to thrive
Creating more inclusive teaching and experiences in FE with Microsoft Translate
Accessible digital futures: unlocking the potential for accessible digital and AI technologies in higher education
Implications of using AI in (and as) assistive technology
Ideas Rooms where you can explore topics with other attendees in a supportive and focused space.
Some sessions may be recorded. Because these events feature some highly participative activities, with lots of discussion, it is often not appropriate to record all the sessions. We need to allow attendees to speak freely and we also want to be mindful of our carbon footprint (uploading videos unnecessarily wastes energy). So don’t rely on recordings and aim to attend on the day.

Implications of using AI in (and as) assistive technology: setting the scene
Rohan Slaughter, University of Dundee
Ros Walker, University of St Andrews
Tim Coughlan, the Open University
Period20 Mar 2024
Event typeConference


  • Assistive Technology
  • Assistive Technology Network
  • Educaiton