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February 5, 2021

Meet our CPD Day speakers: Dr. Richard Purcell and Ed McCann

by Louise Cunnah posted in Neurodiversity.

Ayoa | Meet our CPD Day speakers: Dr. Richard Purcell and Ed McCann
At Ayoa, we are passionate about neurodiversity. We want to ensure that neurodivergent individuals don’t feel forgotten and that everyone can use our collaborative whiteboard software to be more creative and productive – and ultimately, achieve more. In fact, Ayoa is an assistive piece of software that has been approved by the DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) for Student Finance England.

As part of our mission to help neurodivergent students get the most out of their learning, Ayoa is hosting a FREE virtual CPD Day on Wednesday, 10th February from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT). We will be joined by other assistive technology providers, as well as a host of neurodiversity experts and neurodivergent individuals, who will share their insights and give needs assessors and disability advisers practical advice on how they can best support neurodivergent students throughout 2021.

We’re excited to announce that two of the guests joining us for this event are Dr. Richard Purcell from TalkType and Ed McCann from Caption.Ed – both of which will be providing demonstrations of their assistive software. Find out more about them below:

About Dr. Richard Purcell and TalkType

Dr. Richard Purcell is a Medical Doctor and the Director of assistive tech company, TalkType. As an individual with dyslexia, he discovered his passion for assistive technology while studying medicine at university. He went on to found Medincle, a medical spelling aid, before transitioning to working on speech recognition technology.

In his session, Richard will be exclusively showcasing TalkType Dictation, a brand-new speech recognition dictation solution for Mac users. TalkType provides dictation tools for professionals and students so they can easily transcribe their work and create commands for their most-used Mac applications. TalkType was created by CareScribe whose mission is to build technology to even the playing field and ensure that nobody has to let disability stand in their way.

About Ed McCann and Caption.Ed

Dr. Richard Purcell will be joined by Ed McCann, an Assistive Technology Trainer. Ed gained 8 years’ experience as an assistive tech trainer before joining Medincle, the assistive technology company founded by Richard, as their Business Development Manager.

In this session, Ed will be showing how Caption.Ed, another assistive software solution created by CareScribe, can be used to caption live meetings, lectures, online study research, podcasts and radio shows, whether online or in person. Caption.Ed offers great flexibility for students and professionals alike, allowing them to accurately caption any media both quickly and easily.

Not claimed your free ticket yet?

Don’t worry – there’s still time to book your place on our FREE virtual CPD Day! Alongside Chris and Nick, you will be joined by a number of exciting guests such as assistive tech providers, TalkType and Caption.Ed, Learning Labs, comedian Rosie Jones, author Sam Marsden, plus many more speakers.

You can watch the webinar on Ayoa’s YouTube Channel Click here to watch the video of the event

Louise Cunnah

Louise Cunnah has always had a passion for the written word, leading to her studying English, Media and Journalism at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Since graduating in 2014, she has held a number of different roles in marketing, both agency-side and in-house for brands like Ayoa. She loves taking on a challenge and has written content on a diverse range of subjects over the years, including horticulture, business management, telecommunications, health and safety, productivity, neurodiversity, and personal finance (to name but a few!).

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