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Welcome to the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)

In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to Disability Practitioners, Teachers and Students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.


Webinar: Inclusive practice as the standard in Higher Education: Opportunities and challenges

Professor Denise Wood

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This presentation will draw on the findings from a national funded learning and teaching project which has drawn on evidence from usability, accessibility and learning analytics data to make the case for a more inclusive approach to learning in teaching in higher education. The findings show that inclusive practice involves more than accessibility considerations in isolation from other factors that impact on our diverse students’ experiences. Building on this work and initiatives being implemented at Central Queensland University, the presentation will explore the broader policy and practice implications at the institution level and a proposed model informed by the evidence from the research and the literature, which seeks to demonstrate the changes required to achieve the longer term goal of inclusion being the standard practice in education rather than an exception. The session will provide opportunity for discussion among participants about the challenges and opportunities the proposed approach offers in addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 (1:00pm - 2.00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time - AEDST) . Further information »

The session will be live captioned and available on ADCET afterwards. 


Disability Practitioner In the Spotlight

Strength through collaboration  As a Disability Advisor at the University of South Australia Dallas Dunn knows the value of working collaboratively within his institution, with his state colleagues and within the broader Tertiary Education Disability Network. He finds that regular meetings with others is a great way to share knowledge, extend practices and approaches, and generate new ideas. Read more about Dallas


Disability Practitioner In Residence

Stephen Manson has kindly agreed to be our first Disability Practitioner in Residence. Stephen is currently the Disability Services Manager at the University of South Australia. Stephen has been supporting students with disability at UniSA since 2001 and has played a key role in the development of institutional policies and support for the inclusion of students with disability. He has particular interests in the experience of work integrated learning, online learning and transition of students with disabilities.

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National Disability Coordinator Officer section

This section is for NDCOs to share information and to be kept up to date with what other NDCOs are doing within their regions.  Further information

The ATEND Pathways Conference is a bi-annual event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) The conference brings together a range of professional and academic staff to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training. The first conference was held in Geelong, Victoria in 1991 and rotates around the country.  The next conference will be held in Canberra in 2016. Further Pathways information.

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