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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

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.  


ADCET Webinar

New and under-used strategies for accessible graphics in higher education

Leona Holloway


Leona Holloway

ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) are pleased to bring you this webinar - it will be live captioned and there is no cost to attend.

As part of a two year project, Leona Holloway and her project team worked closely with vision impaired students in higher education, disability advisors, academics and accessible formats producers. They found evidence that vision impaired students are missing out on important information graphics and that this is affecting their education experience and their choice of study and career paths. Through a series of pilot studies, they explored a wide range of strategies to improve this situation, with a strong focus on practical implementation.  Further information about this webinar 


Disability Practice In the Spotlight

Shelley Odewahn


Shelley Odewahn.  In our sector we are very good at identifying what needs to change, but often don’t have the time or the resources to make it happen. Since 2011, Shelley Odewahn, a Project Officer in Student Access & Inclusion at Southern Cross University (SCU) has been responsible for developing initiatives to address these gaps. The broad scope of her role gives her the freedom to creatively work on strategies to increase the access and participation of people with disability in higher education. “It’s the greatest job in the world” says Shelley. Read more about Shelley




Are you looking to update your skills? Keen to stay abreast of government regulations to get the best from your students? Vision Australia runs one day courses on web accessibility, to teach you the practical skills that will support you and your team to achieve the highest standards in accessibility and inclusion in alignment with the Australian Government's Digital Service Standard. You can find out more and ifnd a link to register at [image shows a woman's hand touching a computer screen.]
17 Feb 2017
Join us for our first webinar in 2017 - to be held on Tuesday 21 February @ 4pm. This is a free webinar and it will be live captioned. [Image: small documents thrown in the air above an open hand]
7 Feb 2017
Our latest newsletter is now available online! With the new year we've gone for a new look, but it remains the same invaluable resource: all the latest news, events, job listings and information from across the sector. This edition is jam-packed with resources from #Pathways13, including presentations and videos from keynote speakers. Whether you weren't able to attend or just want to refresh your memory, we've got you covered. [image shows ADCET banner logo in orange and teal]
5 Feb 2017

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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