Accessible by design
Competition to improve accessibility and inclusion in post-16 education
Ended 29 Feb 2016100%
Following the Summer of Student Innovation competitions, our latest challenge for 2015 invited staff and/or students to submit ideas connected with this topic to help improve learning, teaching and research.
About the project
The competition was open to anyone working or studying in UK higher education, further education and skills.
Teams could either submit raw concepts or an idea for something already in use that they want to improve.
Ideas could be tools that meet learner or organisation’s needs, but will need to have the potential to benefit more than just a single institution. In the past, we have funded an accessible version of YouTube, accessible e-books, and mobile learning sites.
The successful teams receive £5000, and will also participate in a design sprint to get their idea off the ground.
How will ideas be used?
Following the competition, we will develop a selection of the successful projects into products so that universities, schools and colleges can reap the benefit.
UCanCook - the augmented reality cookbook
Visual programming for the visually impaired
Steve Mullarkey, Shipley College
Many modern systems use visual programming. This makes them inaccessible to visually impaired users. This project aims to fix this.
Specific learning difficulties digital stories e-book
Gemma Holtam, Dearne Valley College
Creating an e-book that captures the digital stories of students with specific learning difficulties.
My access passport (M.A.P)
Simon Barnett, National Star College
My access passport gives learners IT access in multiple locations and streamlines information sharing between organisations.
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This project ran until winter 2016