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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Supporting You - Supporting Students

Welcome to the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)

In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.  


Disability Practice in the Spotlight

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How Inclusive is my Subject? (HIIMS) is a new project at La Trobe University that is enabling more inclusion for students – by helping academics to pinpoint just how inclusive their classes are. It is an online professional development module for La Trobe staff that prompts them to reflect on various aspects of their subjects, including assessment, curriculum design, accessible learning resources, teaching, team/group work and more. Wendy Paulusz is lead content writer on the project and says HIIMS has been designed to be as easy and useful for staff to use as possible.  Read more about How Inclusive is my Subject? (HIIMS)


This week's webinar, on use of @echo360 speech recognition and #accessibility, is on Wednesday! Register now at…
22 Jul 2019
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20 Jul 2019
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19 Jul 2019
"We argue that there is a need to draw on best practice for embedding academic support as part of inclusive pedagogies and curricula, in order to extend these to include mental wellbeing support. " Read the full paper here:
21 Jul 2019
Join us for our next webinar next Wednesday! Cassidy Fein from Echo360 will discuss the capabilities of the platform, which is Australia's leading video platform for higher and further education. This webinar is suitable for Disability Services Managers in post-secondary education and other related areas - so please share this with your colleagues! Register now and we will see you next Wednesday!
17 Jul 2019
“As this report finds, in education, a limited knowledge of dyslexic abilities and traditional approaches to exams can influence dyslexic individuals from reaching their full potential. This, coupled with a focus on dyslexic challenges, means that valuable dyslexic strengths are often missed. There needs to be a refocusing, now more than ever, of how dyslexic ability is viewed and nurtured.”
9 Jul 2019

National Disability Coordinator Officer section

This section is for NDCOs to share information and to be kept up to date with what other NDCOs are doing within their regions.  Further information

The ATEND Pathways Conference is a bi-annual event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) The conference brings together a range of professional and academic staff to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training. The first conference was held in Geelong, Victoria in 1991 and rotates around the country.  The 2018 Conference was held in Manly, Sydney NSW. Further Pathways 2018 information.

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