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    Disability Awareness. eLearning training

    Developed as part of the Australian Government initiative, National Disability Coordination Officer Program, Disability Awareness Training is the only eLearning training freely available in Australia. Its content is ideal for someone who has minimal or no knowledge of disability, and can be used as a refresher course to be applied across the workplace and the community.

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    Factors Influencing University Student Satisfaction, Dropout and Academic Performance: Equity (NCSEHE)

    This NCSEHE funded study, Factors Influencing University Student Satisfaction, Dropout and Academic Performance: An Australian Higher Education Equity Perspective, looks at the determinants of student satisfaction at university, with a focus on equity group differences. The influence of student satisfaction on being at risk of dropping out of university, actual university degree dropout, and academic performance at university are also examined. Students from equity groups, particularly non-English speaking background students and students with disability, have lower levels of satisfaction across various satisfaction dimensions. Further, students from equity groups have poorer academic scores and are more likely to be at risk of university dropout, with health and financial reasons identified to be important determinants for leaving university. These findings support the need for multi-faceted initiatives to support higher education students from equity groups. (Ian W. Li and David R. Carroll, University of Western Australia)

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    Webinar: Introduction to JobAccess

    This webinar highlighted the extensive range of resources, information and support provided by JobAccess it also focused on the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) and how to apply and showcased case studies of JobAccess in action.

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    Pacific Vision

    Pacific Vision is a provider of hardware and software for blind and sight impaired technology users. Products include: BrailleSense, Braille Edge 40, ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, Platon Scientific Calculator, Pearl OCR Camera, Gem Software and Magic - Magnification Software with Speech.

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    JobsABILITY - Tasmania

    JobsABILITY aims to improve employment outcomes for people with disability by raising awareness and supporting employers through the recruitment process. Recruiting people with disability has a 3 way benefit. That is, it benefits:
    The individual seeking employment; Employers; and, the Tasmanian economy.

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    Webinar: Teaching university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Practical strategies for success

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in April, 2017. The presenter was Kimberley McMahon-Coleman.

    Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Kim Draisma have extensive experience working with university students on the spectrum, and recently published a book that provides tertiary educators and support staff with practical strategies for addressing challenges associated with ASD as they manifest in college and university environments. In this webinar, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman drew from the findings to offer insight on how to use person-centred approaches to assist students with: Interpreting assignment tasks; Understanding unwritten expectations and codes of conduct; Working around rigidity of thinking; Project planning; Self-monitoring, and Multi-tasking.

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

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in March, 2017. The presenter was Leona Holloway. 

    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 conveyed in 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. In this webinar, they will draw from their findings to offer insight on:

    • identifying which graphics need to be made accessible
    • new technologies that students can use to gain independent access to graphics
    • choosing the most suitable techniques and technologies to make graphics accessible
    • resources to help implement solutions
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    Podcast: UNSW Social Policy Debate - Disability and Creativity

    Speakers from various disciplines debated the question: 'If we focus on disability as difference rather than commonality, can it be creative?'  Moderator: Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, AHRCSpeakers: Jax Jacki Brown, Disability and LGBTI activist; Professor Susan Dodds, UNSW; Rosemary Kayess, UNSW; Dr Dinesh Wadiwel, University of Sydney

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    Pathways 13: Keynote - Enabled Employment

    Keynote address: It’s Time for some Common Sense when Employing People with a Disability.
    (Jessica May, Chief Executive Officer, Enabled Employment)

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    Pathways 2016 - Photos

    Thank you to the Pathways photographers, Adam Smith, Annie Wilcox and Paul Furness.

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