Peak bodies of interest to disability practitioners
ATEND, the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (formerly TEDCA), is the peak body for regional groups of service providers and consumers concerned with the education and employment needs of people with disabilities in post-secondary education throughout Australia. ATEND organises the Pathways Conference that is held bi-annually.
EPHEA, the Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia, seeks to strengthen and support existing equal opportunity and affirmative action programs in higher education in Australia and New Zealand.
ANZSSA, the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, seeks to promote and provide services which enhance the quality of the student experience and improve learning outcomes through the initiation, development and delivery of exemplary practice and policy development in Student Affairs in post-secondary education in Australia and New Zealand.
ANSWD (Australasian Network of Students with Disability) is dedicated to ensuring equality and improving access for students with disabilities to tertiary education, monitoring national and local government policy which might affect students with disabilities, promoting the representation of students with disabilities in tertiary education and actively campaigning and lobbying to achieve equality, access, and representation of students with disabilities in tertiary education. (currently ANSWD does not have an active website)
Listservs disability practitioners subscribe to:
- austed listserv facilitates discussion and information sharing primarily amongst disability support services personnel and teachers in tertiary education and training. The austed listserv was an initiative of ATEND (Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability)
- edequity listserv provides a forum for student equity practitioners, policy makers and researchers to exchange information and ideas
- The Australian Inclusive Technology User Group (AITUG) Discussion List is for students with disability, disability practitioners as well as others within the disability education and employment sectors to discuss the pros and cons of various pieces of adapted technology.
- AusLD listserv discusses issues regarding Learning Disability, and related neurological disorders in schools, TAFE, Universities and Employment
- VoiceGroup is an online community of voice and speech recognition users
- Dis-Forum (UK listserv) is a forum for professionals involved in the delivery of services to students with disabilities in higher education
- DSSHE (USA listserv) Disabled Student Services in Higher Education listserv is a forum for professionals involved in the delivery of services to students with disabilities in higher education
The Listserv Hints Fact Sheet outlines some common practices and considerations in participating on a listserv
Newsletters and Journals disability practitioners subscribe to: