Book your free place at one of our CPD Revolution events.

CPD Revolution is back for its 5th year of in-person events. Join us, our workshop partners, exhibitors and kenynote speakers for a jam-packed day of CPD aimed at accessibility and wellbeing professionals from the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) sector, wider Higher Education sector and workplace sector. You can expect an innovative programme of interactive workshops, topical keynotes and engaging and fun activities.

Three new locations added for 2023

CPD Revolution 2023 workshops partners

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MatchWare MindView
brain in hand

Brain in Hand is a digital self-management support system combining human and digital support for students who need help remembering things, making decisions, planning, or managing anxiety. Improving the lives of students with anxiety-related mental health difficulties and neurological difference.

During our workshop we’ll be exploring the digital support Brain in Hand provides such as simple digital tools for organising time, managing anxiety, and solving problems when you can’t remember what to do. Whether its managing study plans or attending lectures, travelling, talking to the people who support you, Brain in Hand can help. We will also demonstrate the simple to use traffic light system for mood monitoring. This helps users to reflect on their progress and celebrate achievements. The traffic lights can also be linked to either a team of Brain in Hand Responders or a personal supporter of the user’s choice if a little extra help is needed.

Booost Education provides smart tools for those who think and learn differently. Founded by education and student support specialists, the goal was to provide support in the areas where they knew students struggled. Namely, helping students who have trouble knowing what to do and when, and making sure they have constant access to wellbeing support and advice. Our offering has grown since then – and will continue growing – to help students in new and different ways.’

Present Pal

Did you know that 80% of people with ADHD have at least one other diagnosis? In this interactive Present Pal workshop, attendees will explore some of the presentation challenges students with ADHD and other neurodiversities and mental health conditions can experience. The Present Pal app is an accessible flashcard app designed with these challenges in mind. Attendees will experience the Present Pal app first hand and will learn how its features can support students with ADHD and other diagnoses to overcome their presentation challenges and achieve their presentation goals.

Glean is a note taking tool that helps improve grades, boost confidence and reduce stress, so that more students graduate successfully. With Glean, you never have to worry about missing important information from class again! Record lectures in full, listen back at your own pace, and annotate with different note types to create a complete learning resource – tailored to you. Glean is easy to use, works online or offline, in-person or virtually, providing space to focus on active listening, and then a process to refine and retain information effectively. Glean supports students who experience challenges with working memory, attention, cognitive load, executive functioning and information processing, empowering them to take meaningful audio notes with a proven note taking process. Now every student can learn from meaningful notes, and we look forward to showing you how!

Keynote speakers

Each CPD Revolution event will start the day with a highly topical keynote address on ADHD, delivered by respected thought leaders with lived experience of neurodiversity. 

Tanja Conway -Grim

Reading, Plymouth and Bristol

Tanja will be running fun, interactive, practical and bespoke workshops on working with ADHD students, to help attendees understand how ADHD may impact a student and what they can do to support them.

The workshops will be based on Tanja’s specialist coaching and mentoring that she  provides for neurodivergent people, including university students with ADHD.

The workshops will specifically look at:

  • What is ADHD (including co-occurring & co-morbid conditions)
  • What are the strengths and challenges
  • How do you help someone prioritise
  • How to support focus & concentration and prevent overwhelm.

Liss Chard-Hall and Nikki Chard-Hall

Coventry, Manchester and Newcastle Upon Tyne

Liss Chard-Hall is an ADHD-Autistic self-advocate, working as a specialist study skills tutor and mentor in higher education, as well as a lecturer in autism history. Nikki Chard-Hall is an autistic self-advocate with OCD and works as a specialist autism mentor. 

During their keynote address ‘ADHD: A Recipe,’ Liss and Nikki will discuss the obstacles of navigating university with ADHD. This talk will look at the misconceptions of ADHD, how ADHDers are viewed by society, and how a few simple changes in ingredients can set them up for success. 

CPD Revolution 2023 exhibitors

eQS eQuality Solutions

The eQuality Solutions Group Limited (eQS) is a technology leveraged Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) specialist, offering expert support services and products across a growing portfolio of seven companies Invate (assistive technology equipment provider), e-Quality Learning (one-to-one assistive technology training provider), Learning Labs (assistive technology e-learning portal), Amano Student Support (specialist non-medical help provider), EW Group (DEI consultancy), The Educational Guidance Service (psychology experts).

At Texthelp, it’s our mission to help every DSA student understand and be understood. We want to give them the confidence they need to study smarter and achieve their full potential. That’s why across the Texthelp Group, we have designed assistive technology to help students meet the challenges of reading, writing, maths and study. Come along to our stand where you can explore the tools available to DSA students and how they address different learning needs. Our friendly Texthelpers will be on hand to help you find the right tools to support each learner.

CareScribe is an award-winning assistive technology company based in Bristol, UK. They build technology which levels the playing field and helps people access the world. CareScribe’s products are used by tens of thousands of people daily and include Caption.Ed (note-taking and captioning software) and TalkType (dictation software).

Want to get to grips with the products yourself? Head over to CareScribe’s exhibition stand at CPD Revolution and you’ll get a 1:1 demo, be able to put your questions to a team of experts, and also get a licence key so you can try out the software yourself.

We will explore why hearing aids alone do not, and cannot, address all the difficulties that are experienced by someone with a hearing loss. We will look into the impact of dynamic communication needs and what we can do to support individuals to  break down barriers and reach their full potential.

Spellex blurb 

With over 30 years of experience in the education sector, KAZ Type has evolved into one of the leading education software companies providing touch typing solutions for neuro-divergent students and those with hearing and visual impairment.

  • Unique ‘preference screen’ minimising visual disturbances now includes specified filter colours catering for Mears-Irlen
  • Proven Accelerated Learning teaching method
  • ‘Challenge’ modules to help cater for students with short-term memory
  • Upload vocabulary feature – (for problematic or course-related words)
  • New VI edition – (Developed with advice & guidance from the
  • Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Their software has proven so effective that it was shortlisted as a finalist for several academic awards – BETT, Teach Primary and Teach Secondary.

KAZ believe learning to touch type offers a new and powerful medium for learning and communicating, helps level the playing field, and prepares students for the workplace and life.

Important networking opportunity

 A chance to connect with colleagues, software partners as well as discussing important industry, business or even  personal news! We look forward to reconnecting with you all.

Why should you attend?

  • CPD certificate for the sessions attended.
  • Important ATSP & AT updates.
  • Highly topical keynote address on ADHD.
  • Two-year free licence for Learning Labs.
  • Free licences for CPD Revolution partners’ software.