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  • Article

    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)

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    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

    Documenting Disability Professional and Student Interactions: Reason and Recommendations for Notes - US

    This White Paper from AHEAD discusses solutions to the ongoing challenges and wide variation in disability resource professionals’ practice in recording notes on student interactions. The paper presents the results of a survey that explored disability resource practices for taking notes, offers guidance on documenting interactions with students, and includes examples to guide professional practice.

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    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)

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    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)

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    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).

  • Article

    Universal Design for Learning to support nursing students: Experiences in the Field - Ireland

    Higher education institutions have an increasingly diverse student population and in response have developed a range of services to support students (HEFCE 2015). Therefore, there is increased pressure to embed most support within the general university provision. As a consequence, there is a resurgence of interest in the application of universal design principles in higher education to meet the needs of individual students (AHEAD 2017). As limited international literature is available about the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in nurse education; this paper will explore the application of these principles to support nursing students who have additional needs, in particular, in the practice setting. (2019)

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    Report: Evaluating the effectiveness of support interventions for dyslexic learners in multiple learning environments - NZ

    This report is a culmination of a two-year project to evaluate and report on interventions that work best for adult learners with dyslexia.

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    Embedding mental wellbeing in Australian regional universities: Equity interventions

    This paper outlines findings from a study of regional university students and mental health interventions that combined a desktop survey of web-based university resources and an integrative review of relevant literature. Our findings show that most Australian universities do not integrate their mental wellbeing support into the curriculum and that mental health professionals and educators typically work in silos. Consequently, universities only have limited success in addressing student wellbeing needs. 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. (2018. Helen Scobie and Michelle Picard, The University of Newcastle)

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