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Established in 1992 Concept Northern specialise in supporting people with disabilities and learning difficulties by providing Assistive Technology hardware software and training either in-person or online.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Claroread

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    This course trains learners to use the features of this software designed to assist with reading and writing tasks for those individuals who may require assistance, such as those with dyslexia.

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    This advanced speech recognition application allows the user to undertake a wide variety of tasks by using his/her voice, such as creating documents, composing emails, surfing the web and controlling software.

  • Inspiration

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    This course trains users to personalise mind maps and diagrams using this software for creating visual maps. 3 hours.

  • Livescribe Desktop

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    Livescribe desktop lets users transfer notes and audio from their livescribe pens to their pcs. This course trains users to get the most from the software.

  • Mindgenius

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    Mindgenius is a visual mapping tool which helps users create, plan and manage projects. This course trains learners to use the software features to plan effectively and productively.

  • Mindjet Mind Manager

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    This visual-mapping tool with comprehensive productivity features and trains users to create and enhance their own maps.

  • Olympus DM Voice Recorder & Sonority

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    The Olympus dm series of digital voice recorders captures high-quality audio in a wide variety of formats. Sonority is the file management and editing software that manages recordings on a pc. This course trains learners to use the software features to manage audio recordings.

  • Sonocent Audio Notetaker

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    This course trains users to manage, edit and annotate their own audio recordings using this audio management software package. 2 hours

  • Texthelp Read & Write

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    This course teaches using and personalising this suite of software tools that enhance an individual reading and writing experience. 3 hours.

  • Global Autocorrect

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    Global autocorrect revises users' spelling mistakes as they type in a software application of their choice. This course trains users to get the most from the programme

  • Mindview

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    This online course explores the visual mapping tool, mindview and ways to create industry recognised maps and diagrams and how to use the tool to plan anything from essays to projects.

  • Livescribe Echo Smartpen And Desktop

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    The echo smartpen is an advanced note-taking tool that can record live audio and match it to handwritten notes. Echo desktop enables users to manage their notes and organise them to suit their needs. This course trains users to get the most from the hardware and software.

  • Dyslexia Support with Spellex

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    The course is suitable for all individuals who are looking for comprehensive spell checking and dictation solutions; but especially those who have dyslexia

  • Dyslexia Awareness Training

    Training Course | Concept Northern

    A three hour instructor-led training course which aims to increase participants’ knowledge of dyslexia; its characteristics; symptoms and strategies for improving the reading and writing experience

  • Dyslexia Awareness

    Online Course | Concept Northern

    A three hour e-learning course which aims to increase participants’ knowledge of dyslexia; its characteristics; symptoms and strategies for improving the reading and writing experience.

  • Assistive Technology for the Workplace Training -

    Training Course | Concept Northern

    A three hour instructor-led training course which aims to increase participants’ knowledge of the problems which can affect individuals with dyslexia in the workplace and the corresponding Assistive Technology products which can help. The course also considers visual impairment problems and solutions.
  • Assistive Technology Awareness for Learning Difficulties; Disabilities and Impairments

    Training Course | Concept Northern

    A three hour instructor-led training course which aims to increase participants’ knowledge of the assistive-technology support available for those with learning difficulties including dyslexia; learning disabilities including autism; and individuals with visual and hearing impairments.