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    Webinar: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND), in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) in April, 2016.

    The presenter was Dr Ceridwen Owen (Senior Lecturer and Program Director (Architecture) in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania) and focused on the design of the built environment and how this affects students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) drawing on the results of the self-directed photography study undertaken by students at the University of Tasmania.

    The presentation highlighted aspects of the built environment that are both barriers and enablers of inclusion in higher education and identify priorities for modification and future development of campus and learning environments. Dr Owen’s research was funded through the NCSEHE via the Centre’s 2015 Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants program.

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    Webinar: Supporting students with disability during and beyond higher education

    ADCET in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) were joined by presenters by Tim Pitman and David Eckstein. Tim and David are Equity Research Fellows from the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, they are examining the ways in which Australia’s higher education institutions support students with disability to succeed not only in their studies but beyond. Tim is particularly interested in how students with disability from regional and remote parts of Australia are supported, whilst David is researching the practicalities of providing targeted careers education that enables their post-graduation success. (March 2020)

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    Webinar: Supporting students with dyslexia at university

    This presentation gives details about a research project conducted at a regional university in Australia about how to better support university students with dyslexia. The study included a validated self-report survey (used for recruitment), student interviews and a focus group made up of staff from the university. It concludes that identification of students with dyslexia is an extremely complex issue, and the best way to support these students and other at-risk learners is to adopt principles of Universal Design. The presentation includes specific recommendations for following these principles. (October 2019)

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    Webinar: Supporting tertiary students with disabilities: Student and staff perspectives of what works

    This webinar, hosted by ADCET in partnership with The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND), was held in March, 2016.

    Dr Annie Venville and Professor Ellie Fossey presented this webinar, they discussed the finding from a recently released research project 'Supporting tertiary students with disabilities: Exploring the use of individualised and institution-level approaches in practice'.

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    Webinar: Teaching university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Practical strategies for success

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in April, 2017. The presenter was Kimberley McMahon-Coleman.

    Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Kim Draisma have extensive experience working with university students on the spectrum, and recently published a book that provides tertiary educators and support staff with practical strategies for addressing challenges associated with ASD as they manifest in college and university environments. In this webinar, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman drew from the findings to offer insight on how to use person-centred approaches to assist students with: Interpreting assignment tasks; Understanding unwritten expectations and codes of conduct; Working around rigidity of thinking; Project planning; Self-monitoring, and Multi-tasking.

  • Video

    Webinar: The Inclusion of People with Disability in VET Project

    Sharni Burstin from Skills for Australia discusses, The Inclusion of People with Disability in VET Project and covers the following: 1. Project inception and background; 2. Industry consultation process and findings; 3. Developed and endorsed training products; 4. Introduction of training products; and, 5. Broader implications and initiatives needed. (June 2019)

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    Webinar: The Inclusive Classroom

    In this webinar Troy Waller from Microsoft will show how Windows 10 and Office 365 can transform the educational experience and personalise learning; experience Learning Tools watch it improve reading comprehension and writing; learn how students can demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text and be equipped with productivity and collaborative tools, and skills they will use throughout their lives; and, navigate these tools and tailor them to their students’ individual learning needs. (June 2019)

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    Webinar: The Inclusive Classroom. Part 2

    For this follow-up webinar with Troy Waller from Microsoft he will show how:

    • Microsoft Translator is used to support communication across multiple languages and for the deaf.
    • Windows 10 Ease of Access Centre helps make your device easier to use.
    • To access resources and online training to master the tools and features in this pair of webinars.

    (September 2019)

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    Webinar: The Internet of Things (IoT):Implications for Students with Disabilities

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in May, 2018. Leanne McRae, Katie Ellis and Mike Kent (Curtin University)  presented on their project report The Internet of Things: Implications for Students with Disabilities. The report, published through the NCSEHE, provides an insight into both the potential risks and benefits of the IoT for tertiary students with disabilities, particularly in the current university climate where this cohort utilise mobile devices as a key resource in their learning.

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    Webinar: Using technology in the classroom for Deaf students

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in May, 2016.

    Gary Kerridge was the presenter and he discussed the using assistive technology for delivery of Auslan and captioning for Deaf students. The presentation included strategies for delivering remote interpreting and captioning in various education situations through assistive technology, mobile devices and the Internet. He also presented information on a number of listening devices and how they can benefit classroom situations.

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