Resources: Disabilities

11 resources found for "Disabilities"
Dyslexia and work-based learning: a resource for mentors
This project aims to raise awareness about dyslexia and work-based learning. The project aims to develop a series of reusable learning objects (RLOs) (these are short, interactive, multimedia ‘bite-sized’ chunks of learning) which can be used by mentors in the work place and their students. These would be freely available to all academic departments who use work placements as part of the learning programme, such as nursing, education and...
Exploring transitions to Higher Education for students with identified disabilities
This is a piece of ESCalate commissioned work led by Suanne Gibson of the University of Plymouth. Literature suggests the need for contemporary Teaching and Learning research in HE to adopt a more integrated approach to understanding disabled students experiences as learners. Such research ensures the voices of students with disabilities are integrated and that they are carried out jointly, i.e. in more than the one institution in order to...
Faciltating peer coaching
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic produced by Jane Essex of Keele University. This is 'Hot Topic' because it meets an urgent need and turns that need into an opportunity for professional development for our students. We regularly receive feedback that our trainee teachers are not confident about teaching students with Special Educational Needs so have increased the numbers of lectures and workshops. We have started to explore the possibilities of...
Higher Education and People with Learning Difficulties
Innovative and ground breaking work moving us all on, this is an account of one of the more recent development grant projects with ESCalate. For further information on how you could also apply to ESCalate for support see ‘Projects & Funding’ on our homepage
Is university really for everyone?
This is an ESCalate student grant awarded to Alice Collett of Bath Spa University. This research aims to facilitate a personal account of university experience for somebody with cerebral palsy. This single case study account describes difficulties faced and triumphs achieved of a 22 year old man with cerebral palsy. The findings suggest an urgent need to redress how disabled students are included at university on a national scale. This is both to...
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...
New horizons: ESCalate and the Mental Health in Higher Education project
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the subject centre. Jill Anderson writes about what happens when a well-established subject centre supports the work of an interdisciplinary project to achieve remarkable results. It details the work of ESCalate in supporting the Mental Health in Higher Education project
No cost technologies to support teaching and learning
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter no 10, Spring 2008 by Simon Ball. It provides a brief overview of freely available assistive technologies such as reading assistance software, screen capture software, audio recording/editing software, screen magnification tools and online discussion tools amongst others. Some of these technologies may be viewed as ‘assistive’ in the sense that their primary intended function is to provide a...
Sharing our experience : people with learning difficulties supporting change through learning disability studies in higher education
This is an ESCalate development project led by Craig Blyth of the University of Manchester and completed in 2007. The Learning Disability Studies programme at Manchester University is unique in its collaboration with people described as having learning difficulties, who teach, act as consultants, and make up the majority of members of the Partnership Steering Committee for the programme. The project will focus on developing and disseminating this...
The Trebullom Farm Project
The Trebullom Farm project was launched in September 2006 by tutors and students from the University of Plymouth. Its aim has been to develop a teaching and learning centre in rural Cornwall as a resource for higher education students wishing to develop skills and learn about sustainability issues in a practical ‘hands-on’ environment. Trebullom is a beautiful, early nineteenth century farmhouse not far from Launceston which was converted in...
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...