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  • Video

    Creating and modifying and styles

    This video builds on topics covered in previous videos.  We will show how to adjust font size and attributes and how to adjust paragraph spacing.  We will then demonstrate the important process of updating the style of that paragraph or using it to create a new style.  Word's facilities for automatically creating bulleted and numbered list styles will also be demonstrated. (Andrew Downie)

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    Hierarchical Headings

    In this video we discuss and demonstrate the value of using formal styles for headings and making the headings hierarchical.  You will learn how to apply headings quickly and easily in MS Word files.  Not only will this save you much time and effort, but accessibility of the file will be improved.  You will also learn that use of formal headings allows quick and easy creation of a table of contents. (Andrew Downie)

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    The Importance of Correct Document Structure

    This is the first in a series of videos where we look at correct document structure. In this one, the aim is to discuss and demonstrate the importance of document structure. We will use Microsoft Word, but the principles apply to other formats such as PDF and HTML. (Andrew Downie)

  • Article

    2018 Vision Australia Report: Online, but off-track

    2018 Vision Australia Report: Barriers to Online Learning Experienced by University Students who are Blind or Have Low Vision.

    Universities across Australia are failing to adequately address the needs of students who are blind or have low vision according to new research conducted by Vision Australia and endorsed by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin.

    In the past few years, online learning has emerged as an increasingly important method for universities to provide course content. However, the increase in online learning environments has not be designed to include all students and accessibility is a growing concern.

  • Video

    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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  • 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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    Making Content Accessible : A Guide to Navigating Australian Copyright Law for Disability Access

    This is a guide which provides a simple summary of the copyright law governing access to material for people with a disability in Australia. It also includes a checklist of their major requirements and some practical advice for applying them.

    It is intended for use by disability organisations, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, schools, TAFEs, universities and similar institutions.

  • Video

    Webinar: Incorporating UDL Principles within Assessment

    Dagmar Kminiak and Terri Mears from the University of Sydney discussed the broad principles of Universal Design in assessment as covered in literature and the importance of incorporating multiple means of representation, action, expression and engagement within assessments. 

    The presentation provided a brief overview of the practical steps that have been taken at The University of Sydney to begin the transformation of assessment planning to ensure that Universal Design principles are incorporated in the process. (May 2019)

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  • Article

    The Benefit of Designing for Everyone

    This research report by the Centre for Inclusive Design in partnership with Adobe and Microsoft has showed that the Australian education, retail and financial services sectors can benefit from implementing an inclusive approach in the design process. Within education, inclusive design can translate into an additional 228,000 tertiary qualifications earned in Australia which in turn can increase employment and salaries by $4.5 billion annually. (May 2019)

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    Webinar: Meeting the needs of our Indigenous students with disability

    Sharon Kerr, Leader Education and Training with the Centre for Disability Studies was the presenter.

    If you have questions about how your institution can better support the access needs and engagement of Indigenous students with a disability, this webinar is for you.  During this webinar Sharon will share findings of her recent research. (May 2019)

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