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Supporting You - Supporting Students

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, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.  

 

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Disability Practice In the Spotlight

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STAR Program – University of South Australia The University of South Australia are meeting the needs of students with disability transitioning into, as well as those transitioning out of, their university with the introduction of an innovative new program. Their peer support program - Supporting Transition and Retention (STAR)- provides transition support to new students with disability Read more about the STAR program

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Pathways13 30 november to 2 december 2016 

The 13 bi-annual Pathways conference will be held Wednesday

30 November - Friday 2 December, 2016

at the Hotel Realm, Canberra.

The ATEND Pathways Conference is a bi-annual event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND). The conference brings together disability practitioners, NDCOs and a   range of other professional, academic staff and students with disability to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training.

Pathways 13 centres around the theme; Changes, Challenges and Choice – embracing the future. The Pathways 13 conference will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pathways in Australia. Exploring the past 25 years will enable us to look back since the first Pathways Conference in Geelong in 1991, and explore Changes in the field of higher education and training for people with disability and look forward to the Challenges and Choices of the future.

 Further information: http://www.pathways.consec.com.au/

Today is #idpwd, and this year's theme is Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, referencing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. So what future do we want? A future where inclusion in education is standard, not an afterthought. For the rights of students with disability to be respected. For adequate support to always be available. For teaching to maximise learning and success for all students regardless of ability. That's what we are actively working towards, and that's what we, with your help and with an open minded education community, can achieve. Read more about #idpwd here: http://www.idpwd.com.au/about/theme/
3 Dec 2016
A trend towards lighter and thinner fonts online is making it difficult for people with vision impairments to read internet sites, according to a web expert. With the internet being a vital part of modern life, this unfairly creates barriers for people with vision impairments. What do you think - have you noticed this trend in your work? Is there a way that we can reverse this trend, and could IT or web development training courses or degrees play a part? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/23/internet-is-becoming-unreadable-because-of-a-trend-towards-light/ [image shows an elderly women in a blue shirt, reading an Apple Mac laptop]
27 Oct 2016
Trevor Allan, one of the original authors of Opening All Options, has written this beautiful review of the updated resource. It's amazing to see Julie and Jo's work so highly commended by one of the first 'parents' of this baby, and to hear of the transformative effect it has had on so many people. [image shows Opening All Options logo, a green background with a black silhouetted book and the words 'Opening All Options Learning Disability Resource'] http://www.adcet.edu.au/oao/Past-and-present_Trevor-Allan/
25 Oct 2016

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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