Resources: Accessibility

10 resources found for "Accessibility"
Disability CPD : continuing professional development for staff involved in the learning and teaching of disabled students
Disability CPD is a collaborative project between the University of Gloucestershire and University of Worcester, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as part of its 'Improving Provision for Disabled Students' initiative, managed by the National Disability Team. The project has developed two resources for raising staff awareness about disability issues in higher education: a guide on 'Continuing Professional...
Don’t be scared : JISC TechDis - Making documents more accessible!
JISC TechDis provides advice and guidance on technology and disability to promote an accessible and inclusive experience for students and staff. JISC TechDis is an advisory service. More information is on their website. In each edition of the ESCalate newsletter from now on, JISC TechDis will be providing practical advice on how to improve an aspect of your practice to benefit all learners
Joint ESRC and ESCalate research seminar: Towards a Sociology of Higher Education - disabled students in Higher Education; the pedagogic practices of teachers in HE
The papers of both parts of this seminar, held on the 22nd November 2002 at the University of Bristol, are available to downlod as rtf documents
Maintaining standards : promoting equality
This is an article written by Tony Brown and published in the ESCalate newsletter in autumn 2007. Many of those with disability hide themselves away, are reluctant to talk about their disability and do not receive the support to which they are entitled. This article analyses the 2007 published report, Maintaining Standards: Promoting Equality of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC). The article concludes that the standards have a negative...
Making the most of PDFs
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 11, summer 2008 by Simon Ball of TechDis. It is the fourth in a series of articles written for ESCalate, giving practical advice about how to improve aspects of practice that benefits all learners. This article covers the TechDis Accessibility Essentials Guide on making the most of PDFs that has been designed to provide step-by-step information to enable anyone creating or using Portable...
National Disability Team Marketing Checklist
This checklist contains information and resources relating to the consideration of disabled students in any promotional activities or procedures including publicity and promotional resources, school liaison events, and promotional work with international students. It will be useful for staff in HEI marketing units and international offices and staff with responsibility for organising open days and school liaison events
Understanding and supporting the e-learning experiences of students with disabilities
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Jane Seale of the University of Plymouth). The article introduces the reader to LEXDIS a two year project supporting disabled students. Disabled students at the University of Southampton have been working with researchers to produce an online resource for both students and academics that offers handy hints and tips on technologies and strategies that can be used to make...
Validation of a Steiner-Waldorf teacher education programme: auditing the programme
This is an ESCalate development project led by Iddo Oberski and Peter Cope of the University of Stirling and completed in 2006. Steiner Waldorf (SW) education is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). It provides a distinctive form of education. SW schools in the UK are in the independent sector, but aspire to be state maintained to reduce the financial barriers to access. This project will identify the necessary developments to the SW...
Welsh-language access technology interface: enabling a fuller educational experience through the medium of Welsh for blind and partially-sighted students
This is an ESCalate development project led by K Janet Pritchard of the University of Wales, Bangor and completed in 2006. Blind and partially sighted people are able to use computer systems through the use of access software. This software can be used to magnify the contents of the computer monitor or it can be used to speak the contents of the computer monitor. This enables the blind or partially-sighted user to e-mail, word-process, access the...
What's new in accessible teaching for 2007-08?
Simon Ball a Senior Advisor with TechDis writes the second in a series of articles written for ESCalate, giving practical advice on how to improve aspects of your practice to benefit all learners. It includes information on the Higher Education Assistive Technology (HEAT) Scheme and Accessibility Essentials on how create / write accessible documents and presentations