After an assessment and trials, any technology provision is tailored to the individual’s access requirements. The AT also works in partnership with Teachers, Support Staff, Speech and Language Therapists, and Occupational Therapists to ensure the technology promotes the students’ educational and therapy outcomes.
The school provides a wide range of technology resources that enable students to take an active role in their learning. Students make use of accessible computers, iPads and Windows tablets, interactive white boards, access switches, alternative mice and keyboards, and other access devices to enhance their learning programme.
If students wish, they are able to bring in their own devices which can then access the wireless network. Many students use their devices to keep in touch with parents via Skype, FaceTime or email. After a risk assessment, students are able to use social networking such as Facebook to maintain contact with wider friends and family.