Launch: Online Access for Tertiary Students who are Blind or Vision Impaired
ADCET is delighted to launch the Online Access for Tertiary Students who are Blind or Vision Impaired guidelines and an e-learning program.
As tertiary education providers deliver more of their learning online, it's crucial that they ensure their online content and environment is accessible to all students. This was highlighted by Vision Australia in the 2018 Vision Australia Report: Online but Off-track: barriers to online learning experienced by university students who are blind or have low vision and has been compounded by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response, the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) and the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) worked in partnership with Blind Citizens Australia (BCA), Vision Australia and an amazing Advisory group to develop Online Access for Tertiary Students who are Blind or Vision Impaired guidelines and an e-learning resource.
The guidelines have been developed to address access barriers experienced by students who are blind or vision impaired studying in tertiary education in Australia. They provide a range of practical solutions and strategies to support VET providers and universities in reducing these barriers.
The eLearning program which is a part of our suite of Disability Awareness training focuses on a range of practical solutions and strategies to address access barriers experienced by learners who are blind or vision impaired studying in tertiary education in Australia. It aims to increase your understanding of developing and facilitating teaching practice.