FREE WEBINAR: AT17-WEB37 MS-AR George Mason University: Offering an Alternative to Human Notetakers

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB37-AR-MS
Webinar Fee: $0

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This is an ATIA Member Sponsored Webinar from Sonocent.  There is no fee to attend this webinar. Please note: CEUs are not available for this webinar.

Do you find it hard to recruit and manage peer notetakers? Could offering an alternative to human notetakers resolve some efficiency issues within your department and bring a noticeable difference to your students?

Throughout this free webinar, Korey Singleton (Assistive Technology Initiative Manager) and Robert Starr (Program Support and AT Specialist) from George Mason University will share their experiences of a recent note-taking software pilot, focusing on their reasoning behind the trial, the process and implementation of the new software and how it helped create a better learning experience for their students.

In particular, Korey and Robert will discuss how they assessed and trained students, how they achieved student adoption of Sonocent and how they tracked whether the students were satisfied and benefiting from the solution, in comparison to other accommodations the department already offered.

This webinar also includes a quick software demonstration and details of how you can trial Sonocent for free at your institution.

Learning Objectives

  1. How note-taking technology can create learning independence and improve student satisfaction with their accommodations
  2. How offering an alternative accommodation can reduce the recruitment and management burden of human notetakers
  3. What are the best practices for implementing Sonocent with a free full-semester trial
  4. What solutions are offered by Sonocent for both students and support staff


Korey Singleton

Assistive Technology Initiative Manager
George Mason University
Korey Singleton manages the George Mason University Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI). The ATI works collaboratively with other units within the Mason community to develop and coordinate the implementation of a university-wide plan to ensure equivalent access for individuals with disabilities to information technology and communications. He has worked as an assistive technology specialist for over 15 years providing needs assessments, training, and support for individuals with sensory, physical and cognitive impairments, including persons with multiple disabilities.
Korey will be joined by his colleague, Robert Starr, Program Support and AT Specialist at George Mason University.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Amer Latif

VP of Sales
Amer Latif is Vice-President of Sales at Sonocent, developers of award-winning audio-centric software for note-taking and other core study skills. As part of a nationwide pilot scheme, he has driven the implementation of Sonocent software as a note-taking accommodation at over 130 colleges since the Fall Semester of 2016. Amer is passionate about the Sonocent mission to help students and professionals harness the power of spoken language to study and work better, and has spoken on this subject at major AT conferences, including ATIA and Closing the Gap.

A San Diegan native, Amer received his degree from Colorado State University. He joined Sonocent in 2016.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Robert Starr

Program Support and AT Specialist
Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) at George Mason University
Robert Starr works as the Program Support and AT Specialist for the Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) at George Mason University. Beofre joining GMU, Robert worked as a Program Specialist in Assistive Technology for five years at the University of South Florida.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


Assistive Technology Through Improving Function

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, AT Professionals, Higher Ed Personnel, OTs

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