What is Learning Labs?
Learning Labs is an online assistive technology learning platform designed to work alongside and complement 1-2-1 training.
Our bite-size tutorials support a range of learning styles, allowing students to learn by doing, reading or watching.
With Learning Labs, students can learn, practice, reinforce, recap and refresh their skills on demand, enabling them to get the best out of their AT for the duration of their studies.
Learning Labs provides a valuable, easy access resource for students to develop their skills in the use of assistive technology and to refresh their knowledge during their studies. Definitely worth recommending alongside 1-2-1 training and to provide ongoing support.Sophie, Needs Assessor
Learning Labs is a support tool that has given me the confidence to complete tasks proactively rather than worrying about how much of the training I have remembered. The Learning styles have helped me learn in a variety of ways and I really benefit from the fact I can learn whenever I want.Stephen, DSA Student
How it Works
A big challenge within the DSA is getting students to use their assistive technologies for the long-term instead of quickly abandoning them.
By combining Learning Labs with 1-2-1 training, we improve the learning process and provide the tools and long-term support needed to overcome this challenge.
We have Labs for a wide range of assistive technologies on both Windows and Mac and we have Office 365 Labs and Skills Booster Lab to help support your studies even more.
We have many more Labs currently in development and as all user accounts now come with automatic updates; you can access these as soon as they are released.
Learning Labs has DSA funding approval and assessors can recommend it in the same way they would any other item of hardware or software.
Just ask for Learning Labs for the required number of years in your quote requests with your usual providers or select it from the ‘Online Training Tools’ section of AT Quote.