ADCET - Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training
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Featured news, events and articles from across the sector.
ADCET Talking Tertiary
The Talking Tertiary (TT) podcast series invites leading disability advocates from the community to share their expertise in supporting people with disability in tertiary education. We ask our guests to reflect on the changes they have seen in the sector and what the future of disability inclusion looks like.
MazeMap - wayfinding to maximise accessibility
Have you ever been completely lost on campus? A technology company called MazeMap is now a global provider of digital wayfinding solutions for both indoor and outdoor settings on campuses. ADCET talked to a number of universities implementing this platform.
Musical dyslexia or dysmusia
Learn about dysmusia, a condition that affects the brain's ability to process musical notation, and the importance of increasing awareness and understanding of this condition to ensure everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy of playing music.
Mental ill health in the student population and the impacts for educators
Join Brandon Taylor as he asks four key questions to determine what has changed for adolescents in Australia over the previous two decades and what this means for tertiary educators and support services. He will look at the trends, most recent data and suggestions for consideration and implementation. When: Tuesday 21 March 2023
Disability discrimination in the tertiary sector: the DDA, the DSE
This ADCET webinar, presented by Elizabeth Dickson (Senior Lecturer, Law School, Queensland University of Technology) will provide a refresher on the application of the DDA and the DSE as they apply to the tertiary sector of education in Australia. It will also address some current disability discrimination controversies. When: Thursday 30 March 2023
The headspace University Support Program
This session will introduce headspace's postvention service options under the banners of response, recovery and planning. It will also look at building awareness of existing mental health and wellbeing supports and resources as well as how university staff can access the university support program. When: Thursday 20 April 2023
Microsoft Accessibility 101
Conor McHoull from Microsoft presented an overview of Microsoft's accessibility tools and what is available for educators including demonstrations of what is available and how you can be more inclusive in Teaching & Learning.
WorldPride aims to promote and advocate for LGBTIQA+ human rights around the world. This year the festival coincided with Australian Gay Pride Week, and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. In support, ADCET is proud to showcase our LGBTIQA+ webinar recordings.
Introduction to Disability Awareness eLearning - Now Updated
This free course has been updated with new information and links, making it an even more comprehensive and engaging way to learn about disability inclusion. It has been designed to raise awareness about the impact of societal attitudes, stigma, and discrimination.
What People Say
Michelle Anderson, ManagerAccess & Inclusion, University of SA
ADCET provides the Tertiary Education Sector with the most up to date current professional training. The webinars provided professional training over the breadth of a worker’s carer. This training has embedded a high quality of service across Tertiary Education Sector in Australia.Liz Sullivan, ManagerUniAccess, Student Success and Wellbeing, University of Western Australia
When I arrived in Australia 8 years ago and then landed my first role as a disability practitioner on Aussie soil, ADCET was my source of truth! I was the only disability advisor in the university and having ADCET to refer to ensured that I aligned with best practice in the sector. I have also referred countless academics and students to the website, to explore teaching strategies and assistive technology options. ADCET ensures that we as practitioners are all on the same page which benefits students with disability in tertiary education. Thank you ADCET for supporting us to support students with disability equitably, and I look forward to the next 25 years!Veronica Nelson, Access and Inclusion AdvisorUniversity of SA
A TAFE QLD practitioner for 28 years; I moved into a disability educational role in 2017. The ADCET team and their amazing suite of innovative and inclusive resources immediately made me feel comfortable, in control and totally supported. Through their modelling and encouragement I now get involved with the development and trialling of resources for our industry! The ADCET team genuinely cares for student and practitioner growth, both professionally and personally.Meredith Jackson, Leading Vocational TeacherStudent Support, TAFE Queensland
As a disability practitioner who often provides discrete support to our students, ADCET has been my ‘go-to’ resource for technology know-how, practitioner best practice and often just the simple but vital confirmation that I’m doing the best I can for our students engagement, independence and progression. ADCET is a wonderful resource. Happy 20th birthday!Brandon Taylor, ManagerTAFE Queensland
- Practice Spotlight: MazeMap - wayfinding to maximise accessibility
- ADCET News: ADCET Talking Tertiary
- ADCET News: WorldPride Month
- ADCET News: Introduction to Disability Awareness eLearning - Now Updated
- ADCET News: Resources for new Disability Practitioners
- Practice Spotlight: Using lived experience to transform culture, learning and experience
- Attaining student equity through the Universities Accord
- ADCET Webinar: Disability discrimination in the tertiary sector - the DDA, the DSE, and current disability discrimination controversies
- ADCET Webinar: The headspace University Support Program
- Round Table Conference 2023
- Conference: Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success (STARS) 2023
- 32nd National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’
Sector news & positions vacant
- Job: Senior Coordinator, Access and Inclusion - Deakin University
- Job: Access and Disability Advisor - Australian Catholic University
- Sector News: Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund
- Sector News: Australian Universities Accord Panel Discussion Paper - Call for submissions
- Sector News: How to make post-secondary study more accessible? Collaboration between instructors and disability counsellors (Canada)
- Sector News: As ChatGPT faces Australia crackdown, disabled students defend AI
Latest links & articles
- Video: ADCET Webinar: Mental ill health in the student population and the impacts for educators
- Video: ADCET Webinar: Microsoft Accessibility 101
- Podcast: Podcast: ADCET Talking Tertiary with Graeme Innes
- Article: Unveiling ableism and disablism in assessment: a critical analysis of disabled students’ experiences of assessment and assessment accommodations - Finland
- Web link: The IMAGE Project: Improving Employability of Autistic Graduates - Europe
- Article: “Every little thing that could possibly be provided helps”: analysis of online first-year chemistry resources using the universal design for learning framework
As a newcomer to the tertiary education sector, ADCET has been an enormous source of information, wisdom and support in all things education related. I’ve worked in the disability sector for over 30 years and ADCET is by far the most comprehensive and professional resource I have ever come across. The collegiality and willingness of practitioners across the country to share their knowledge and expertise is truly inspirational.