Claro, Inspiration and Nuance have teamed up to go on the road to give DSA Assessors and HE Disability Officers the opportunity to gain free CPD on their products, as well an opportunity to network with fellow professionals. You’ll be able to join us at:

Spaces are limited for these free events.


9.30am           Registration and refreshments (teas, coffees, juices and biscuits)

10.00am         Welcome

10.10am         Claro Software: Supporting students on every device

From ClaroRead for Windows and Mac to our great apps for iPad, iPhone and Android, get updates on the latest versions of all our Claro Software programs and real-world examples of how they are used to help students achieve all they can.

10.55am         Break

11.05am         Inspiration Software: Inspiration Maps for iPads and iPhones

Demonstration of Inspiration Maps, the most intuitive and powerful visual thinking and learning app on iPad and iPhone. Inspiration Maps can be used to help students with specific learning difficulties brainstorm, mind map, plan, take notes and write essays; making it ideal for use in lectures, classes and field trips, where a laptop is less convenient.

12.00pm         Refreshment break (teas, coffees, juices and biscuits)

12.15pm         Nuance: Getting the most out of Dragon

Get the latest news and a detailed demo of the world-class best speech recognition solution, Dragon Professional. Hints and tips for getting the most out of this powerful tool, including proofing, transcription, and mobile. Try it out yourself and learn how it works.

13.00pm         Presentation by either Microlink (London), Invate (Coventry) or iansyst (York)

The additional aspects of the Microlink DSA service above and beyond the QAF and the support we are offering students as they transition into the workplace. Delivered by Jonathan Rouse, Head of DSA and Business Development and Elaine Urquhart – LONDON


Providing greater support for assessors, disability officers and learners delivered by Invate General Manager Andy Gough – COVENTRY

Invate is an ATSP with a difference. We focus on going above and beyond standard customer service to support assessors and disability officers in providing the best outcomes possible for learners. At our talk, we will introduce our new Just Ask service, which lets you ask whatever software or equipment question you may have to our expert technicians, even if you have never recommended Invate before. We will also introduce our forthcoming sector newsletter, inspired by assessors and disability officers, and announce our campaign to give one learner for every assessment centre across the UK an advantage in our Learning Labs Advantage Programme. We’ll round up the talk with a live demo of Learning Labs.


iansyst will demonstrate some of the latest technologies available to the education sector and how our training team are evolving to maximise the support we provide. There will be updates on how we assist within and outside the DSA, followed by an opportunity to ask the team questions. Presented by Emma Sayers, Trainer and Coaching Specialist and Jay Cochran, Market Development Manager – York

13:30pm         Close of event

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