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  • Article

    Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education A practical guide - UK

    This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in engaging with this critical issue, both in terms of being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care appropriately for students who may not be flourishing in the university environment. 
    Key topics include: The pressure points and transitions of student life; The crucial role of departmental and academic staff; How to make mental health policies work; The legal obligations and limits of student support; and, Creating the conditions for confident support. (2019)

  • Video

    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)

  • Article

    From Awareness to Action: Safeguarding Disability Inclusion in Australian Higher Education

    Matt Brett, Director of Academic Governance and Standards at Deakin University shares his views with Blackboard on the progression of disability inclusion in Australian higher education over the past 30 plus years and the role of technology in improving accessibility. (September 2019)

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    Listening to other voices: Building inclusion of higher education students with disability from the ground up

    This paper examines the discord that exists between the institutional rhetoric of inclusion in higher education and the complex realities of being a student with a disability. Findings are drawn from a small-scale qualitative study of 28 students with disability studying at a regional university in Queensland, Australia, who reflected on their experiences and views about key aspects of university life, including admissions processes, university services (including disability support), academic engagement, and specific academic policies and processes.Emerging themes present a disparate picture. (Cate Rooney, CQU. 2019)

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    JANZSSA. April 2019

    The April 2019 edition of the Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Students Services Association (JANZSSA) includes -  How Can Universities Encourage Self-Disclosure by Equity Students? (Colin Clark, Rita Kusevskis-Hayes and Matthew Wilkinson); The UNIfy program: Providing Additional Support to Students with Mental Health Issues in a University Context (Jocelyn Courtney, USC);  and,ANZSSA Heads of Counselling Services HOCS Benchmarking Survey 2018 Summary Report (Annie Andrews)

  • Article

    Vision Australia. Audio description decision tree

    It is always a challenge to identify when an audio description is required. Vision Australi's WCAG guidelines for audio description support this decision-making process.

  • Article

    Prim-ly adding care: Case report of a student nurse/service dog team

    This article discusses the unique challenges and opportunities provided by the use of service animal as a part of the healthcare team, as provided by the piloted use of a service animal with a student nurse in an acute care facility. (Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 2018, Vol. 8, No. 2)

  • Video

    Reasonable Adjustments – Opening the door for learners with a disability

    Reasonable Adjustments are often difficult to negotiate in the ever changing Adult Education system. Teaching staff can struggle to understanding what a reasonable adjustment is, how an adjustment can be made and what is considered unreasonable. This short video provides an overview of Reasonable Adjustment and why it is important for students with a disability. (Funded by VET Development Centre, Developed by Melbourne Polytechnic, Student Services. 2015)

  • Video

    Webinar: Accessibility and Automatic Speech Recognition with Echo360

    This webinar was presented by Cassidy Fein, Senior Product Manager at Echo360. Cassidy provides an overview of Echo360's approach to accessibility and compliance with accessibility standards, and demonstrate Echo360's ASR feature. (July 2019)

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    Online Accessibility Toolkit

    This Online Accessibility Toolkit was developed to support organisations with digital accessibility. The toolkit provides best-practice guidelines and easy-to-use checklists to support all public, private and for-purpose organisations to design with accessibility in mind. It was developed by the Office for Digital Government (a team within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australian Government).

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