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


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



  • Amer Latif, Vice-President of Sales, 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)

Amer Latif

Amer is the 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 300 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 conference including ATIA, AHEAD, Accessing Higher Ground and Closing the Gap.

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.