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ADCET Newsletter: October #2 2022

ADCET is excited to officially launch our new guide - Accessible ICT Procurement in Higher Education. The launch on 21 October saw over 150 participants attending virtually. The importance of this guide was expressed perfectly by Australian Human Rights Commission, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett following the launch "Accessible Information, Communication and Technology is a human rights issue. Technology can change people's lives, but it can also exclude people with disability. It was great to launch the Accessible ICT Procurement Guide in Higher Education." If you didn't get a chance to attend the launch and hear the poignant words of Bruce Maguire talking about the real challenges for students, then this webinar recording is essential viewing.

We're looking forward to bringing you Jax Jacki Brown's webinar on the experiences of LGBTIQA+ people with disability: Affirming LGBTIQA+ people with disability. Jax is a writer, university lecturer, spoken-word performer and theatre producer so this is going to be an exciting presentation!

Next up, one of our own Accessibility in Action Awards winners, Julie Kirluch from La Trobe University, will be sharing details of the work undertaken by the Accessibility & Inclusion team to improve student supports: Scaffolding students to become independent learners and career ready graduates

If you missed our last webinars on Data in disability services in Higher Education: Understanding the data, and Using the data, the recordings are now available. These sessions explored how to effectively use the data available to disability services.

There is also a new Disability Practice in the Spotlight: Creating connections to careers for students with disability. Jonathan Wood shares his experiences as the first dedicated careers consultant in Equitable Learning Services (ELS) and disability at RMIT.

Finally, in our latest podcast, Michele Toner provides practical strategies for supporting students with ADHD in the tertiary sector.