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Additional resources

We understand that learning is an ongoing journey.
This curated selection of supplementary resources aims to enrich your course experience and extend your understanding beyond the structured modules. These resources provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the intriguing world of AT, its transformative impact in the workplace, and the best practices for its implementation. 


Each book featured in this section has been chosen for its insightful exploration of inclusion & AT in the workplace, providing you with a depth of understanding that complements and enhances your learning from the course modules.

The Inclusion Imperative:
How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies

Frost 2014

Neurodiversity at work:
Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce

Kirkby & Smith 2021

The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work

Unerman, Jacob & Edwards 2022 

The Neurodiverse Workplace:
An Employer’s Guide to Managing and Working with Neurodivergent Employees, Clients and Customers

Cook, Polgar & Encarnaçã 2020

Assistive Technologies:
Principles & Practice

Cook, Polgar & Encarnaçã 2020

Disability and Technology:
An Interdisciplinary and International Approach

Roulstone 2016

Academic Journals   

These publications, exploring research and advancements in Assistive Technology, provide the perfect addition to your learning. Immerse yourself in these resources and deepen your understanding of AT's transformative potential
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Disability & Society

Disability & Society is an international disability studies journal providing a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices. It appears against a background of constant change in the ways in which disability is viewed and responded to.
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Work, Employment and Society

Work, Employment and Society encourages exploration across the boundaries of industrial sociology, industrial relations, labour economics, applied psychology, and organisational analysis. 
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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is an applied, scientific publication in the multi-disciplinary field of technology for people with disabilities. The journal's purpose is to foster communication among individuals working in all aspects of the assistive technology arena.
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Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefit

This journal is Assistive Technology Industry Association's (ATIA) open-access, online, annual journal of peer-reviewed papers, highlights new information on the outcomes and benefits of assistive technology for disabled people.

Journal Articles 

This collection of research papers have handpicked to supplement your learning journey. These articles, brimming with research findings and thought-leading insights, provides a deeper exploration into the dynamics of Assistive Technology.
Kumar 2012

Beyond Brainstorming: Mind Mapping is more than a note taking or brainstorming strategy

West Chester University

The article discusses the concept of mind mapping as a tool for creative thinking, critical thinking, decision-making, and studying. It cites studies that suggest mind mapping produces comparable or superior results to traditional note-taking strategies. 

de Jonge et al., 2007

Consumer-Centered Process for Technology Acquisition and Use 

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This article explores the challenges faced by AT users and service providers in the process of selecting and using technology. It discusses the process from a consumer-centered perspective and provides an overview of the steps involved in technology acquisition and use. 

Delić, V et al. 2014

How speech technologies can help people with disabilities

Speech and Computer Speech and Computer 

The paper covers different types of disabilities such as visual, hearing, and speech, as well as physical disabilities. The article explains how text-to-speech (TTS) technology can be used as an aid for visually impaired computer users, allowing them to access and manipulate text on their devices

Foley & Ferri 2012

Technology for people, not disabilities: ensuring access and inclusion

Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

The authors propose alternative ways of thinking about inclusive and accessible technology and provide practical ways that accessible technologies can promote greater access and flexibility for disabled students and adults.

Danemayer et al., 2023

Seeking information about assistive technology: Exploring current practices, challenges, and the need for smarter systems

International Journal of Human - Computer Studies

This research paper on the topic of assistive technology (AT) and its accessibility. It discusses the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in accessing AT, including information barriers and the need for individualised approaches. 

Arthanat, Lesner & Sundar 2015

An evaluation framework to measure usability of Assistive Technology at workplace: A demonstration study

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

The framework explores employee's vocational context and range of work-related tasks, and comprehensively accounts for AT tools that address tasks. The study found that employees were generally successful in using AT devices, but barriers related to technical knowledge and training, AT reliability and accessibility limitations.

Web Resources   

Our collection of web pages and blogs provides insights, tips, and stories on Assistive Technology. Handpicked for their relevancy and value, these resources offer fresh perspectives and real-world applications of AT. Dive in to enrich your learning journey and keep abreast of the latest in the AT landscape
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Aventido blog

The Aventido blog is a great resource for anyone interested in assistive technology and the workplace. The blog covers a wide range of topics, from the latest AT news and trends to practical advice on how to use AT to improve your productivity and performance. The blog is also a great place to find out about the latest research on the impact of AT on the workplace
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Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights is a UK  organisation led by, run by, and working for disabled people. The website provides a wealth of information and resources on a wide range of topics, including: Legal rights, Benefits, Work, Independent living and Attitudes.
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Business Disability Forum

The Business Disability Forum (BDF) is a leading UK membership organisation that works to remove barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities in the workplace. The BDF website provides a wealth of information and resources on a wide range of topics, including Policy, Training, Networking & Events.
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Scope: A managers guide to Access to Work

Scope is a disability equality charity in England and Wales that provides practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, and campaigns to create a fairer society. The website has a section on Assistive technology, which provides information on different types of assistive technology that can help people with disabilities learn and study online. 
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ReadSpeaker: The Top 10 Benefits of Text to Speech for Businesses

This article is part of ReadSpeaker's blog and is an essential resource for those seeking to understand and harness the benefits of text-to-speech technology. Offering a wealth of blog articles, the site delves into the significant advantages this technology provides, particularly in the educational and workplace context.
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House of Lords Library: Assistive technology in education and employment

This report offers insights for those interested in the intersection of technology, accessibility, and professional development. This resource delves into the role of AT in promoting inclusivity in education and the workplace, providing data and analysis to underscore the importance of these tools in creating more accessible learning and working environments.

     Reports and Case Studies

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These real-world examples provide an in-depth look at the practical application and impact of Assistive Technology in various contexts, all based on research and evidence.


Global report on assistive technology 2022 

This comprehensive report that provides an overview of the state of AT in the world today. The report finds that more than 2.5 billion people need one or more assistive products and includes recommendations on Investing in AT, removing barriers to Access and empowering disabled people.

Policy Connect

Talent and Technology: Building bridges to employment for disabled people (2021)

The report explores the role of technology in the experiences of disabled people transitioning into the workforce, and makes recommendations for how the UK can harness the power of technology to make the world of work accessible to all

The London Office of Technology and Innovation

Assistive Technology Case Study Library

A searchable database of more than 120 case studies on the use of Assistive Technology (AT). Each case study includes details of the user need being addressed, the desired outcome, the technology used, the quality of the evidence, the costs and Return on Investment.

House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee

Assistive Technology

This report outlines the steps involved in accessing AT including reviewing possible tools, identifying local resources and supports, developing a funding strategy, evaluating the interface between the technology and the consumer, selecting equipment, procuring equipment, and introducing and fitting the AT.

 Videos & Podcasts   

Explore our collection of engaging videos and podcasts focusing on disability and Assistive Technology. Each example offers rich insights into the world of AT and its transformative impact. These auditory and visual resources make for an engaging and flexible way to supplement your learning.

Access All: Disability News and Mental Health

BBC Podcast
Weekly podcast about mental health, wellbeing and disabled people. Life stories and solutions

How is the conversation about disability at work changing?

The Green Room Podcast
This episode explores issue such as why companies need to go further than just legal compliance and how being flexible in the workplace helps people to flourish

Accessibility vs Inclusion

Celebrating Disability video
This video tries to articulate the differences between inclusion and accessibility by emphasising the importance when creating a service or a workplace culture that engages with, values and celebrates disabled people.

The impact of assistive technology

The Disability Download Podcast
this episode of The Disability Download podcast, discusses all things assistive tech including chats about the devices that have transformed the speakers lives.

The Power of a Mind to Map: Tony Buzan

TED talk
In his TEDx talk, Tony Buzan discusses the power of the human mind and the importance of managing knowledge effectively. He introduces the concept of the Knowledge Age, where individuals are taught to be knowledge workers and think intelligently about various aspects of life.


Podcast & Newsletter
Drawing on their own lived experiences of disability, Alice Evans & Lucy Wood created the lABLEd podcast which puts the focus back on the individuals and the voices and stories of disabled people, rather than societal expectations.

TAU XL: Assistive Technology Blog

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