UC Denver: Best Practices for Ensuring Students Properly Adopt Your New AT

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 8:00am in Windsor on Thursday November, 16.



  • Dave Tucker, CEO, Sonocent
  • Stephanie Robbins, Assistive Technology Coordinator, University of Colorado - Denver

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference


In this session, University of Colorado Denver provide proven advice for ensuring healthy numbers of students adopt and fully utilise each new piece of AT in your support toolkit. Come along for strategies that you can apply at your school with minimal investment in time or resource.


So, you’ve done your research, and you’ve identified an AT tool that you’re certain will have a positive impact on academic outcomes at your school. But when you come to implement the tool, the students just don’t engage with it as you’d hoped. They’d rather stick with what they know…

It’s frustrating when students seem unwilling to do what’s best for themselves. But help is at hand. In this session, Stephanie Robbins (assistive technology coordinator at University of Colorado Denver) shares her proven advice for convincing students of the value of your new AT and structuring training that ensures they quickly integrate the tool into their study practices. Throughout the session, Stephanie will share case studies that demonstrate how she has applied these strategies when implementing AT tools at University of Colorado Denver and provide proof of the effectiveness of her approach. At the end of the session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.


  1. How software trials can generate proof points of an AT’s effectiveness
  2. How to structure training that is targeted to the needs of individual students
  3. Useful tips to help students integrate new AT into their studies

Disability Areas


Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Dave Tucker

Dave has delivered talks on the challenges of note taking and the solutions offered by the latest assistive technology at conferences across North America and Europe. He is President of the multi-award-winning educational technology firm Sonocent, who make software which has enabled over 110,000 students with disabilities in Europe and North America to take notes independently, without support from peer notetakers. Dave is a champion of the spoken word and has dedicated his career to helping students and professionals harness its potential to transform the way they work.

Stephanie Robbins

Stephanie has been the Assistive Technology Coordinator at UC Denver since July 2016. She works in the Disability Resources & Services office providing technology and alternative, accessible materials for our students with disabilities and has a Master's in Special Education with a concentration in Assistive Technology from George Mason University, Virginia.

Stephanie recently delivered a session on Digital Accessibility at THATCamp AHA Denver 2017.