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Assistive Technology Conference sponsored by Texthelp

Thursday 28th May 2015
10:00 - 16:00

Hilton Sheffield
Victoria Quays
Furnival Road
S4 7YB

Download the presentations from the day:

Lexable are exhibiting
Spellex are exhibiting
Sonocent will be exhibiting
Recite Me are exhibiting
Scanning Pens are exhibiting

iansyst would like to invite you to our annual Assistive Technology Conference sponsored by Texthelp - a free one day event at The Hilton in Sheffield on 28th May 2015, perfect for those looking for updates on assistive technology in education and the workplace, or simply for those with an interest in assistive technology looking to find out how it can benefit individuals.

The conference will be an informative day providing you with the latest news and discussions about assistive technology and recent developments in the industry. iansyst will be giving an enlightening talk on assistive technology, as well as additional talks from other leading members from the industry.

There will also be a number of assistive technology software and hardware suppliers exhibiting at the event to give you an opportunity to try out their latest product range and answer any questions you may have.

There are only 100 delegate spaces available - iansyst’s 2014 conference was sold out within 24 hours of being announced, so confirm your attendance today by following the link below before all 100 spaces are booked up. All attendees will be provided with breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. We hope to see you there!

Draft Agenda

9.15  Registration  Your opportunity to grab some breakfast and refreshments, network with your colleagues and meet our exhibitors before the day gets started! 
10.00 Welcome  iansyst welcome you to the Assistive Technology Conference
10.30  Claro Software

Claro Software will outline all of the key developments in ClaroRead and Claro Apps for 2015 and beyond. We will profile the extensive and flexible new ClaroRead Cloud in detail, outline some of the new App features and services and describe how we expect it to evolve in the future. We will summarise the greater flexibility of ClaroRead in 2015 for DSA and students. Each attendee will receive a complimentary ClaroID Voucher and Key to allow downloading of the latest ClaroRead versions, other Claro assistive software, and the new Claro web services.

11.00 Refreshments  Take a moment to get a drink, speak with colleagues and visit exhibitors
11.30 Matchware

Introducing MindView 6 AT for Assistive Purposes. MindView 6 Assistive Technology(AT) Edition is a Mind Mapping tool that helps students who struggle with their academic work.  MindView 6 AT contains exciting new functionality designed to aid those with specific learning difficulties. New features include an Improved Simplified Interface, Dragon Integration with Native Commands, Predictive Suggestion Text and an Automatic Reference Capture Tool.  In this seminar we will focus specifically on brand new functionality featured in MindView 6 AT.

12.00 iansyst

iansyst will give an update on the new services that are available.

12.30 Lunch  Re-fuel and network. Take the opportunity to meet with our exhibitors and catch up with colleagues. iansyst staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
13.30 Nuance

Desktop speech recognition - The next generation. Nuance will outline the latest developments in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, highlighting the advantages of Dragon Professional DSA Edition. Covering the Nuance Higher Education Program as well touching on the increasing need for lecture “Close Captioning”.

14.00 Texthelp

Even more ways for DSA students to Read&Write. Introducing our new Read&Write DSA student bundle. We're now offering an extra helping hand for DSA students who use our Read&Write support software -  giving them unlimited access to Read&Write on PC, Mac, Chromebook, iPad and Android devices. Join Jonathan and see how students now have even more ways to Read&Write. 

Sonocent Introducing Sonocent Audio Notetaker Version 4 and the Recorder App. During this talk Sonocent will provide an update on Version 4 of Audio Notetaker and demonstrate their iOS Recorder App. 
15.00  Refreshments 
Another chance to network with colleagues and visit our exhibitors.
15.20  Spellex

Spellex software provides expanded vocabulary to Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Microsoft Office products.  During this presentation, Ted from Spellex will explain how the software works and how it benefits users.

15.50  Event Close iansyst would like to thank everyone for attending and will hand out certificates to all delegates. 


A little about the Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Texthelp are the main event sponsor at the event

Claro Software are sponsoring the Lunch & Refreshments

Nuance are sponsoring the Conference Programme

Lexable are exhibiting

Spellex are exhibiting

Sonocent will be exhibiting

Recite Me are exhibiting

Scanning Pens are exhibiting

Texthelp are the Main Event sponsor at iansyst's Assistive Technology Conference 2015. Hello, we’re Texthelp…..leaders in assistive and language learning software. Our Read&Write family of products are used daily by millions of struggling readers and writers,  particularly dyslexic and EAL students. At Texthelp, we believe that literacy is every student’s passport to academic success.  It’s our genuine desire to help people communicate that sparks us to create smart, friendly support technologies that enable young people to read and write with confidence.

Claro Software are sponsoring the Lunch and Refreshments. They develop Assistive Technology, software for people with disabilities such as print and reading difficulties like dyslexia. They are experts in speech synthesis, word prediction, spellchecking and switch access, and combine them to make innovative, easy-to-use products on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX, iPad and iPhone, and on the Web.

Nuance are sponsoring the Conference Programme. At Nuance, we’re the people who make voice work. We design and deliver intuitive technologies that help people live and work more intelligently. We provide the tools to inform, to connect and to empower people to be more productive and creative. We give people more than just control over their communications. We give them command of their lives. From speech technologies that help companies offer superior customer service experiences, to healthcare solutions that help doctors focus on patient care instead of documentation, to imaging technologies that convert physical documents into searchable digital files, our priority is creating solutions that put people in command. That’s what has made us the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions around the world. To find our more from Nuance, visit

Matchware are sponsoring the Delegate Bags. MatchWare MindView is a comprehensive, visual learning tool designed to help you develop and organise ideas. Based on the proven Mind Mapping® theory, it enhances creativity, clarifies thinking and improves memory. Choose from a variety of ready-to-use concept map templates, easy-to-use wizards and professional clipart to improve your layout. Export your completed Mind Map® to Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® PowerPoint, HTML or Mediator.

Olympus are sponsoring the Wi-Fi. Olympus’ top of the range voice recorders are designed to help users with notetaking. Their newly-launched Olympus app optimises recording quality by allowing you to set the recorder close to the speaker.

LexAble are exhibiting at the conference. Global AutoCorrect is a unique piece of software that autocorrects your spelling mistakes in every programme on the PC or Mac. Constantly thinking about spelling mistakes takes time and interrupts the creative process of writing. Our software runs in the background, intelligently correcting your spelling as you type. Global AutoCorrect works with you in all programs, whether you're on the web, preparing a presentation or writing an email. We have added over 130 subject dictionaries. These subjects range from Law to Media Studies, Design to Medicine, and English to Finance!

Spellex are exhibiting at the conference. Spellex offers specialised reading, writing, and speech solutions for dyslexia.  A full line of dyslexic aids are available including advanced spell checking solutions for Microsoft Office™, comprehensive speech vocabularies for Dragon NaturallySpeaking™ and Dragon Dictate™, and DysLex™, a font that improves reading comprehension.   

Sonocent are exhibiting at the conference. With Sonocent Audio Notetaker, students with disabilities can take notes independently - capturing a complete record of their lecture or class, without writing anything down. The software is packed full of accessibility features and has been used by tens of thousands of students to achieve their academic potential.


is an innovative Cloud based web accessibility solution which allows web users to customise websites according to their own preferences. Easy to use, our award-winning software includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with up to 52 languages and many other features.

Scanning Pens supply tools that help people with reading. We will be demonstrating the Exam Pen, which is a BETT Awards 2015 Finalist and the Hanvon A10B reader pen. Both pens allow independent learning by allowing individuals to scan over text and to see and hear the words spoken aloud.

What people thought of iansyst's 2014 Conference:

"Well organised and enjoyable day - very informative!"
"Thank you for a very good day!"
"Great day, well organised and run very sufficiently."