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Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 16 May 2019 is a chance to focus your use of technology around inclusive practice. This is about minimising barriers for disabled students but also using your technology infrastructure to provide more inclusive experiences for all.
The most effective way to do this is to embed inclusive criteria across organisational processes, making it everyone's responsibility. This session will focus on how your existing policies, can ensure effective ‘join-up’ of inclusive practice.
We will help you search your own policies for links to accessibility, disability, assistive technology and inclusive practice.
We will help you identify opportunities to ensure good practice in one area isn’t undermined by lack of awareness in another.
- Share good practice and learn from others from within the academic sector
- Targeted activities let you apply your knowledge to your organisation
- No travel - attend from your desk
- One year of online support following the course
- Course materials including case studies, checklists and examples
- Learn from subject experts from the Jisc community
Subject specialist (accessibility and inclusion), Jisc
My role is to enhance understanding of the use of technology to support accessibility and inclusion across the further education and skills sector.
I will be offering advice and guidance and practical solutions to Jisc members and colleagues on using technology to provide greater access to educational opportunity, increased independence for learners and improved retention and achievement; encouraging them to exploit the potential of mobile and personal devices to support differentiation, personalised learning and independent study.
Who should attend
This course is designed to equip professionals in the further and higher education sectors with the skills to influence senior managers, policy holders or quality processes in order to improve inclusivity across the organisation.
It will be of interest to staff involved in managing or influencing institution-wide services, including those with responsibility for:
- Quality assurance
- Equality and diversity
- Library and learning resource services
- Student support and student experience
- Curriculum and faculty management
There is an expectation that participants will engage in follow-up activities so that the principles become personalised to your own organisation.
Following this online session, delegates will be able to:
- Identify the range of policies with a direct or indirect impact on the experience of disabled students
- Review barriers to learning from a “social model” perspective that benefits everyone
- Explore your own policies for missed opportunities
- Suggest enhancements to existing policies to ensure that inclusive practice is joining up across all aspects of your organisation
The two hour live session involves presentations, audio and interactive chat both as a whole class and in breakout groups.
During the session you will have plenty of opportunities for discussions and communication with your peers. We encourage full participation and hope that you will feel able to share your experiences and examples of good practice with the group.
The session will be run in Adobe Connect. In order to access the session you will require a web browser running Adobe Flash, and a headset or headphones and a microphone.
Successfully completing and fulfilling the criteria within all three sessions of the "developing a digitally-inclusive organisation" series will gain you a “completion” digital badge.
As part of participation within the course there will also be opportunities to join an online follow-up session with fellow alumni and the course subject specialists.
This session can be adapted for single institution delivery so you can have more control over timing and staff attendance.
Consultancy: developing a digitally-inclusive organisation
Explore our tailored consultancy service designed to help you meet the digital needs of all students, reduce the cost of learner support, and widen participation by putting inclusivity at the heart of your digital strategy.
Pricing and eligibility
Jisc members - £95 + VAT1
Other organisations - £150 + VAT
- 1 VAT is charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
For more information, please email email@example.com or phone 01235 822242