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UDL Symposium Presentations
The presentation recordings are now available on ADCET for the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Symposium. Our theme 'UDL in Action: the What, the Why and the How of UDL' aimed at bringing together experts, practitioners, researchers, and advocates from diverse fields to explore the latest developments in Universal Design for Learning.
UDL Symposium Poster Presentations
Included as part of ADCET's UDL Symposium 2023 were four Poster Presentations:
- Re-thinking Grading (Leia Greenslade, Griffith Uni)
- Universal Design & Inclusion Awards (Kelly Bramston, La Trobe Uni)
- UDL in Mathematics (M. H. Al Omoush and T. Mehigan, Dublin City Uni)
- Using UDL for accessible education (Meng Lim, Torrens Uni)
Access for All - Championing Accessibility in the University Context
In this webinar Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya and Julie Ganner will offer practical suggestions on how to write and publish with accessibility in mind in both research and educational contexts. Topics include planning and writing for accessibility, communication with publishers, and the importance of accessibility considerations when choosing publication formats and designing educational materials. When: Thursday 28 September 2023
Making Labs Accessible for ALL
ADCET is delighted to have Dr Vicky Barnett, Curtin University join us for this webinar, Making Labs Accessible for ALL: The Need for a Community of Practice to Share Innovations that Support Inclusivity and to Bring Universal Design into the Laboratory Teaching Space. This presentation identifies barriers to making science labs more accessible and provides possible solutions for how we can overcome them and explains why we must do so. When: Wednesday 4 October 2023
Lessons in inclusion from student-led success in Vietnam
A student-led program at RMIT Vietnam is creating accessible learning opportunities for scores of students who would otherwise go without. The Student Aid Program sees current students trained to provide support to students with disability within the classroom. The program was recognised in this year’s ADCET Accessibility in Action Awards for nurturing “the values of inclusion, integrity and professionalism among its student staff, with an aim to build a generation of Vietnamese youths who can leverage the skills and knowledge in enabling accessibility in their community and future endeavours”.
Glean - What’s new so far in 2023 and a huge new update!
ADCET was pleased to invite Glean to showcase every new feature they’ve released this year so far - as well as revealing live captioning, their biggest new feature since Transcription! Supporting the note-taking process just got even better.
Inclusive Careers Opportunities: Building Capacity and Collaboration
This ADCET webinar featured Andrea Evans-McCall, 2020 Churchill Fellow, who presented her observations during her fellowship travels through Canada, the United States, Finland, and the United Kingdom, where she immersed herself in authentic, fully integrated learning environments. Her experiences enabled her to observe and network with professionals, revealing effective global techniques, tools, and methodologies. Joining Andrea in the webinar were Canada's Carleton University Accessibility Institute.
ADCET Talking Tertiary with Professor Sandra Thom-Jones
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. In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Professor Sandra Thom-Jones who has worked for many years in the higher education sector providing leadership, advice and support for research engagement and impact across university research.
Building host organisation capacity to provide safe and equitable WIL for students with disability
This ADCET podcast is the audio version of our webinar: Building host organisation capacity to provide safe and equitable WIL for students with disability presented by Tanya Lawlis and Thomas Bevitt from the University of Canberra. This webinar explored the challenges and capacity of host organisations in providing a safe and inclusive Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience for students with disability.
What People Say
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.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: Lessons in inclusion from student-led success in Vietnam
- ADCET News: Guide for Australian Educators: Understanding Dyslexia
- ADCET News: Indigenous Voice to Parliament – ADCET Statement of Support
- ADCET News: It's here! The new Career Development Learning (CDL) Hub is now available on ADCET!
- Practice Spotlight: Accessibility and support that adapts to your organisation - University of Newcastle and Microsoft Unified Enterprise Support
- Practice Spotlight: Updates from ATEND take stock of the post-COVID sector
- UNSW Diversity Festival
- Equity @ACT Symposium
- ADCET Webinar: Access for All - Championing Accessibility in the University Context
- ADCET Webinar: Making Labs Accessible for ALL
- TDA Conference 2023
- ADCET Webinar: Enabling inclusive employability - designing work-integrated learning that supports students in uncovering who they are, and who they want to become
Sector news & positions vacant
- Job: Manager, Student Accessibility and Equity - UNE
- Job: Access and Inclusion Advisor (UniSA)
- Sector News: Vision Australia's Further Education Bursary 2023
- Sector News: Education Alliance - Sector Collaboration for better Student Outcomes
- Sector News: Louisa Alessandri Memorial Fund Scholarship
- Sector News: Newsletter: Needed Now in Learning and Teaching
Latest links & articles
- Video: ADCET Webinar: Glean - What’s new so far in 2023 and a huge new update!
- Video: ADCET Webinar: Inclusive Careers Opportunities: Building Capacity and Collaboration - Insights from a Churchill Fellowship
- Podcast: Podcast: ADCET Talking Tertiary with Professor Sandra Thom-Jones
- Podcast: Podcast: Building host organisation capacity to provide safe and equitable WIL for students with disability
- Article: Australian Universities Accord Interim Report
- Video: ADCET Webinar: Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) at the University of Sydney - Lessons Learned and Scaling Strategies