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ADCET Webinar: Digitising Note taking Accommodations: Revolutionising the Way Students Work with Spoken Information

This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in February, 2018. Jim Sprialis presented this webinar and discussed how students who require digital note taking accommodations are utilising Sonocent Audio Notetaker for Windows and Mac to address their barriers to taking effective notes. You will hear how the technology enables students of all abilities to access, capture, manipulate, re-purpose and organise spoken information from lectures, tutorials, webinars and flipped content. Also, how the software has enabled students, many of whom were previously dependent on peer notetakers, to move beyond accommodations to take considered, comprehensive notes independently, applying strategies designed to encourage active listening.


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Jim Sprialis is a leading influence in the field of technology and inclusion. He has been an educator for 28 years and during the past decade, managed the South Australian Education Department’s Inclusive Technology Service. Jim now runs his own consultancy service and offers expert advice, presentations, professional development programs and training and support in a broad portfolio of inclusive technology solutions to schools, the tertiary sector and workplaces. With a specialist knowledge base around disability and learning difficulties such as dyslexia, he is passionate about promoting inclusive technologies and universal design approaches that can benefit everyone in their productivity and lifelong learning. Jim is also the Australian contact for Sonocent and has been working with Disability Advisers from several Australian Universities to implement Sonocent Audio Notetaker as a notetaking accommodation.