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Upcoming exhibitions

We look forward to exhibiting at the above confirmed shows. Please come and see us and learn about our updated product range, including our latest and 'crowning achievement' being launched at the Dyslexia Show. Details to follow.     Previous  exhibitions and conferences:   Please join us for our virtual webinar with the Sensible SENCO on: Wednesday 23rh November from 4-5pm     Previous  exhibitions and conferences:    

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Touch typing tournament 2022-2023

  January Update   Well…well…well…    We have now reached the halfway point of the tournament. Meghan has extended her lead and is seemingly leaving everyone else behind. Are we going to let Meghan run away with the title? She’s certainly not taking the leader’s position lightly, as her practice and result chart shows.  Wow, Meghan - Well done. Our champions are naturally guarding their trophy well, and we are pleased to note that we have already exceeded the total number of tests taken last year.  So, with students engaging and more schools entering, it looks like it’s going to be an exciting last five months.       December Update     Wow - what a December!  If only we had a 'live' leaderboard (maybe next year?) The crown has changed ownership five times in just one month (has this ever happened in KAZ history?). This competition is simply gripping and tearing participants' emotions to shreds! Felix has GONE, and Meghan is our New Year/Hogmanay leader.  Will she share her crown in 2023, or will she guard it closely? Very well done, Meghan. Is anyone going to challenge her?   Happy New Year to everyone, and our best wishes for 2023!     Administrators: ‘Click’ the red button in your admin panel to automatically enroll your pupils into the tournament.   Once entered, pupil’s ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       November Update Although many more schools are entering their students into the tournament, ESMS are still leading the way!  With little emotion :(  Just pure ruthlessness :)  Meghan and Charlotte has been knocked off their perch! Our Christmas leader is:  Felix Well done to Felix, but the question is, will he still be celebrating at Hogmanay? Teachers - get your students ready for exams and FE/HE.  Entering the tournament is a great way to encourage learning this skill and… it's free!   Administrators: ‘Click’ the red button in your admin panel to automatically enroll your pupils into the tournament.   Once entered, pupil’s ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.     <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9IoqZ0ltCdc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>   Hear what our current champion Andreea has to say.   October 2022       Well, they do say, 'the early bird... '. ESMS started the way they left last year. They were the first to start then, and they ended up winning!    Meghan and Charlotte have stormed into the lead, and although their scores won't count, we can see some teachers are creating excitement by joining in!     Come on, pupils at ESMS show the teachers!   To all our other schools who have already enrolled, it’s not too early to take the test.     Administrators: ‘Click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enroll your pupils into the tournament! Once entered, pupil’s ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.         September 2022     KAZ’s 2022/2023 touch typing tournament has now begun!     This year's tournament is going to be the biggest one yet. Please don't forget to 'click' the red button on your dashboard to participate. A new trophy will be waiting for the winning school and, let's not forget… the prestige.     Last year's competition had an incredible number of tests taken. We hope that the spirit of the competition and the commitment and effort put in by teachers has impressed pupils that studying can be enjoyable!    Some teachers are also using the competition as a school tournament. They are taking part themselves and challenging pupils for the top spot.   Imagine the fun of competing against Sir or Miss. The best part is that pupils don't even realise they're improving their skills by entering the competition! It's a win for the teachers and a win for the pupils.    We hope learning this skill will improve productivity and allow pupils to focus on planning and creative writing.    Hear what our current champion says about touch typing and what it means to her. Well done, Andreea.     <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9IoqZ0ltCdc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>            Administrators: ‘Click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!             Once entered, students ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.      

02/02/2023 09:14:48

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Touch typing qualifications now available

We are delighted to have partnered with Open Awards and to have produced the only National Ofqual Regulated Qualifications in touch typing skills - entry levels 1 and 2. Ideal for individuals, education and business settings.    There is no minimum age requirement. All successful candidates are awarded a digital certificate and have the qualification added to their education record if a valid Unique Learner Number is entered.   Is there a better way to prepare students for FE/HE and prove to prospective employers they are ready for the workplace?    There are two levels available - Level 1 and Level 2. We have designed the admin panel so teachers/administrators do not have to decide which 'level' to allocate at the onset. They can assign their preferred level to each student and monitor the results of their 'Practice Tests’ before allocating the final level. However, once they register their students for the 'Assessment', the level cannot be changed as this will be automatically uploaded to the OA portal.   Level 1 - 610/1412/6 Award in Touch Typing Skills (RQF) - 4 Credits Theory Assessment - Level 1 - 35 minutes duration (16 questions - MCQ & T/F format) Practical Typing Test - 3 minutes covering a-z and specific puncuation keys on the keyboard. Pass: Theory - 50%, TypingTest - 25wpm  (Suitable for a Level 1 command of English)     Level 2 - 610/1413/8 Award in Touch Typing Skills (RQF) - 6 Credits Theory Assessment - Level 2 - 55 minutes duration (16 questions - MCQ & T/F format) Practical Typing Test - 3 minutes covering the whole keyboard. Pass: Theory - 50%, Typing Test -  35wpm (Suitable for a Level 2 command of English)   As an Open Awards Partner, all testing will be carried out via our platform. All costs are included within the price (registration fees, centre fees, uploading to the OA portal and digital certification fees, once approved and authorised by the OA team. There will be NO additional charges.   If you are already registered as a course provider with Open Awards and would like us to arrange a sub-licence, please get in touch.   It doesn’t matter if your school uses a different typing software. Simply select the 'Assessment Only' option.  We will provide full revision notes and a practice test to enable learners to prepare for the Assessment.   For pricing and to find out more: https://kaz-type.com/products/openawards-ofqual-regulated-qualification   For a free 1:1 webinar or any further information please email: qualification@kaz-type.com  or call us on: 01926 423424   Open Awards/Ofqual will monitor all results and review pass mark criteria at the end of the 2023 school year.   Why were these qualifications developed?     <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fB6QLkv6zZc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>     Individuals - Are you FE/HE and work ready?   Take our free 90-second test on our website, see your speed and select either a Level 1 or a Level 2 Assessment.   https://typingtest.kaz-type.com/city-guilds/typing-test-work-test.aspx   Add your Unique Learner Number and your education record will be automatically updated, and you will receive an Ofqual regulated digital certificate!   If you can’t type or are just learning, then select our Training & Assessment package. Learn to type first, and then when YOUR’E ready…take the Assessment.    If you learned to type with another package but still want a real qualification, select the ‘Assessment Only’ option. All revision notes are included.

18/11/2022 11:01:05

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Come and see us at TES 7-8th October

Registration is free: tessenshow.co.uk   STAND 46   7-8th October at the Business Design Cente, London   We will be launching our new Ofqual Regulated Touch Typing Qualifications (Level 1 & Level 2) in partnership with Open Awards.  

06/10/2022 13:05:55

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Touch typing tournament 2021-2022

Thank you to all our schools for participating.    This year’s competition was by far the best, and we hope that the spirit of the competition and the commitment and effort put in by teachers has impressed on pupils that learning a skill can be enjoyable!      Well done Andreea                   September 2022     August 2022     The KAZ touch typing tournament has now ended and how quickly another year has flown! Thank you to all our schools for participating.    This year’s competition was the best by far and we hope that the spirit of the competition and the commitment and effort put in by teachers has impressed on pupils that studying can be enjoyable!      We hope learning this simple skill will improve productivity and allow puplils to concentrate on planning and creative writing.               MAY 2022     …and into the final month we go.  There is a new name on the leaderboard but Andreea still holds the coveted No.1 spot! However, with lots of activity below, will it remain that way at the end of June?    A record number of typing tests have been taken this year and we would like to thank all the teachers for using the competition to engage their students.    Typing really is a skill that if learned now will benefit pupils for the rest of their lives. Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament.   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament. APRIL 2022       …and into May we go. Although there has been lots of activity there is still no change at the top! Well done ESMS.  Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       MARCH 2022           Another new month with the same leader?  Andreea has a fantastic test accuracy, a massive 98% - so well done Andreea. However, Lucille from the Archer Academy and Skylar from Moonhall are within touching distance… come on schools get your students entered! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!       Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.     FEBRUARY 2022         A new month and a new leader!  Although ESMS are still holding the leading positions, they’d better keep on their toes as other schools are ‘knocking on their door’! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.   JANUARY 2022         A new year and a new leader!!!  ESMS are off to a wonderful start and are setting the pace.  Let’s aim to get all our pupils touch typing by the end of this academic year. Lastly, wouldn’t it be wonderful to win that trophy?...and a free licence for next year! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       DECEMBER 2021       As we move into the New Year, our December update shows excellent skill progression from our leaders, ESMS and Moonhall School students. Let’s make a New Year’s resolution to try and get all our pupils touch typing by the end of this academic year. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful achievement!   Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.   NOVEMBER 2021   As we move towards the festive end of the year, our November update shows excellent skill progression from both ESMS and Moonhall School students.    The uptake this year has been wonderful and we look forward to highlighting some of our new schools on the leaderboard in the forthcoming months.   Come on schools, don’t wait until next year to enter. Get your pupils learning this skill now, so they can practice during the holidays and get their name onto the leaderboard!       Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.             OCTOBER 2021             As of the end of October, ESMS are already off the mark and their determination to make this tournament theirs is evident!   Come on schools, don’t wait until next year to enter. Follow the lead of ESMS and get your children learning this skill now, so it becomes as easy as their 1,2,3’s!   Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       Last year’s winners, for the second year running, were Shrewsbury School. Well done to Charlie S who stormed to first prize and well done to Karen Mitchell, Head of Learning Support for her continual enthusiasm and encouragement to all her students in learning the skill of touch typing.   “I learnt to touch type at college. It is such a valuable skill and helped me both at university and in my career. I have to type lengthy assessments and reports and being able to touch type has been a great asset.” Karen continued, “It is encouraging to see that many of them can now touch type much faster than me!”  

02/09/2022 12:19:51

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We'll be at Getting AT Ready with @sightandsoundt on 7/8 July

We'll be at Getting AT Ready with @sightandsoundt on 7/8 July for the #AssistiveTechnology exhibition, Technology & Innovation Centre at @UniStrathclyde.  Getting AT Ready is a pan-disability event and a chance for those working in the area of disability in Further and Higher Education to share best practice and learn about new technologies.  We are looking forward to showcasing some of the solutions that are out there for both staff and students during the 2-day #AssistiveTechnology exhibition.  If you’re going, make sure to drop by and see us. If you haven’t registered yet visit www.atready.co.uk for more information.  #GATR # GATR2022  

04/07/2022 11:26:51

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ATEC 2022 – Reading

KAZ will be exhibiting at ATEC 2022. We have two complimentary tickets available. Do you fall in any of the following categories; a needs assessor, occupational therapist, speech & language therapist or staff at a education/ business or not for profit organisation with a role in disability, AT or study suppor to DSA Assessors, SENCOs? If so, the first to email me at keene@kaz-type.com will be allocated the two free tickets.   Conference Agenda   08:30 Registration, breakfast and exhibition 09.30 Welcome and introduction: Antony Ruck, ATEC Conference Director 09.40 Sponsors Welcome 10.00 Whole conference keynote #1 10:25 Exhibition and refreshments 10:55 Breakout seminar session #1 11.35 Break 11.50 Breakout seminar session #2 12.30 Lunch and exhibition 13.35 Whole conference keynote #1 14:00 Break 14.10 Breakout seminar session #3 14.50 Break 15.05 Breakout seminar session #4 15.45 Exhibition and refreshments 16.00 Q&A Panel Whole Conference Event 16.30 Prize Draw and closing remarks 16.40 Close of conference Please note that we reserve the right to adjust the above programme. Wherever possible we will make you aware of any changes in advance of the event.  

17/06/2022 11:46:03

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Communication Works North and South 2022

  South | Thursday 19 May, 10am-4pm Event: Communication Works | South Venue: Charlton Athletic Football Stadium, The Valley, Charlton, London SE7 8BL  Communication Works SOUTH | Eventbrite Link View the full programme for the day here: Communication Works 2022 (South)(opens in new tab)    North | Thursday 26 May, 10am-4pm Event: Communication Works | North Venue: New Bridge School, Roman Road, Oldham OL8 3PH Communication Works NORTH | Eventbrite Link View the full programme for the day here: Communication Works 22 (North)(opens in new tab)    Guest Speaker | Toby Hewson     Companies South & North |Ace Centre, Just Different, Crick software, Smartbox AT, Commtap, Tobii Dynavox, Liberator, Therapy Box, Ability World, Brightsign Glove, No Isolation, Jabba UK, Rix Centre, Kaz type, CandLE, Readingwise, Inspiration, Seeability, Scribeasy, Orcam, Dolphin Easy Read, Eyetech digital systems, Scanning Pens, Cosmo by Filisia, Humanware, Texthelp and Sensory Guru. South only | CENMAC, Adbi Enterprises, Widgit, Pcbyvoice, Calibre Audio Books, QTrobot, No Isolation, Meru, LGFL, Soundbeam North only | Inclusive Technology More companies to be confirmed and the seminar programme will be shared at the beginning of May 2022.

05/05/2022 10:47:04

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KAZ to exhibit at the Dyslexia Show 2022 - March 25-26 - Birmingham

The UK’s National Exhibition dedicated to the field of dyslexia and associated conditions, supporting education, parents and the workplace. 25th-26th March 2022, NEC Birmingham   https://dyslexiashow.co.uk

10/03/2022 10:43:20

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KAZ - Leading The Way In Education

Find out why so many Schools and Resellers recommend KAZ and why KAZ is also found on RM Unify and Classlink. Our Schools, Colleges and Universities renew year on year. Why? Because it works. All our schools editions now include our Neurodiverse edition - catering for everyone in the classroom.   Please read our case studies and testimonials displayed on our website.   KAZ is now also accessible in selective libraries across Australia.   Our GDPR policy is always updated and we are registered with the ico.org.uk as data processors.     Give your students a head start - teach them to type.

14/02/2022 10:17:04

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