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Featured news, events and articles from across the sector.
Australian Universities Accord: unpacking the final report
EPHEA and UTS invite you to join them for a free webinar unpacking key insights from the final report of Australian Universities Accord 2024. A panel of experts from across the sector, including Darlene McLennan (ADCET Manager), will join in a discussion to provide a deeper understanding of what the Accord recommendations look like in a practical sense, discuss how this may shape the sector and the next steps from a practitioner and lobbying perspective.
Disability Awareness - free eLearning
Kick start your professional learning for 2024 with our free Disability eLearning courses. This online training aims to build your awareness and increase your understanding around disability.
Digital Maths - The future of inclusion and how we can get there
This ADCET webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of Texthelp's Equatio. What does inclusion in the Maths space look like? Digital technologies are transforming mathematics education and helping to create a more inclusive learning experience for all students. When: Wednesday 28 February 2024
Applying AI and UDL for Inclusive Learning: Perceptibility, Flexibility, Accessibility
In this ADCET Webinar, Elizabeth Hitches and Joe Houghton will take a look at tools and techniques aimed at enhancing the UDL themes of Perceptibility, Flexibility & Accessibility using AI (Artificial Intelligence). This practical session will demonstrate a number of ways everyone can build accessibility into their day-to-day process.
Beyond Accommodations - Why Universal Design Matters for All Learners
This ADCET webinar provided an overview and demonstration of Texthelp's Read&Write and OrbitNote. Ensuring inclusivity and maximising students' success remains a constant challenge for educators. These universally designed literacy tools help to remove barriers to literacy and learning while supporting students in everyday tasks like studying, revising and learning.
Workshop 2: Accessibility Basics – Building Resources that support Universal Design for Learning
The second of ADCET's two workshops on Accessibility Basics is now available for viewing. Watch as Darren Britten and Justin Wylie explain and demonstrate key accessibility building blocks that support a UDL approach to learning resources. This second workshop focused on tables, using colour, clear and concise language, naming files, using the in-built Accessibility Checker, and UDL.
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
- ADCET News: Celebrating Excellence: ADCET Proudly Acknowledges Merrin McCracken and Andrew Downie for receiving ATEND Honorary Life Memberships
- ADCET News: ADCET Elevates User Experience with Revamped UDL Pages
- ADCET News: Ally for ADCET - Alternative File Formats now available
- ADCET News: Needed Now: Real, tangible supports for students with disability combined with sector leadership and systemic supports
- Practice Spotlight: Telepresence robots and Tertiary Education: The next frontier of remote learning?
- Practice Spotlight: Lessons in inclusion from student-led success in Vietnam
- Australian Universities Accord: unpacking the final report - EPHEA
- A New Disability Rights Act - Royal Commission
- Increasing pathways and opportunities for people with disability in the workforce - DCA
- ADCET Webinar: Applying AI and UDL for Inclusive Learning - Perceptibility, Flexibility, Accessibility
- ADCET Webinar: Autistic students’ experiences of university in Australia
- Round Table Conference 2024
Sector news & positions vacant
- Job: Access Inclusion Advisor - University of Notre Dame
- Sector News: Australian Universities Accord Final Report Document
- Job: Disability Liaison Officer Employment Register - TasTAFE
- Sector News: New-look VOCEDplus website
- Sector News: Queenslanders with Disability Network launches a new group for QLD students
- Sector News: NCSEHE Research Priorities Consultation
Latest links & articles
- Web link: Australian Universities Accord Final Report Document
- Video: ADCET Webinar: Beyond Accommodations - Why Universal Design Matters for All Learners
- Article: Investigating The Effect of Universal Design For Learning on Learner Performance, Engagement, And Self-Efficacy - US
- Web link: Doctors with disabilities say things need to change in Australia to support more people to study medicine
- Article: Toolkit: Working together - moving through secondary school
- Video: ADCET Workshop 2: Accessibility Basics – Building Resources that support Universal Design for Learning