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  • Video

    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: Dyslexia awareness month - the students' voice

    For Dyslexia Awareness month ADCET was joined by five students from Universities and TAFE’s across Australia to discuss their tertiary education journey through their lived experience with dyslexia.

    We aim to challenge your thinking, ensure you reflect on your practice and improve your knowledge around teaching and support strategies for your students with dyslexia. (October 2019)

  • Article

    A culture of inclusive higher education is everyone’s responsibility (NCSEHE)

    An institution-wide approach, including staff and students, could reduce the structural barriers to higher education retention and success for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to this report.
    The research, led by Dr Ryan Naylor from La Trobe University and funded by the NCSEHE, recommended institutions prioritise a culture of equal opportunities and experiences, rather than relying on students to adapt to existing structures.

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    Webinar: NDIS and further education panel discussion

    ADCET & the NDCO program hosted a panel discussion on the intersectionality between the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the post-secondary education system. Hear from TAFE & University Disability Practitioners about their experiences. 

    The panel worked through a case study and discussed some of the grey areas that have arisen with the introduction of the scheme across the country.  (September 2019)

  • 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)

  • Article

    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)

  • 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.