This session is part of a three-part training course focusing on minimising barriers for disabled students and using your technology infrastructure to provide more inclusive experiences for all.
We'll help you explore your own data and policies from a different angle in order to see opportunities you might be missing.
In this, the first session of the course, we look into data and evidence. We'll explore how to benchmark the accessibility of your organisation.
The session is both practical and strategic, helping you explore the inclusiveness of your website and prospectus as well as identifying internal sources of data that can inform accessibility success.
We also provide practical benchmarking tools to supplement your current data sources.
- Share good practice and learn from others from within the academic sector
- Targeted assignments let you apply your knowledge to your organisation
- No travel - attend from your desk
- One year of online support following the course
- Course materials including case studies, checklists and examples
- Learn from subject specialists from the Jisc community
Subject specialist (accessibility and inclusion), Jisc
My role is to advise on how organisations can use technology to maximise accessibility. This involves best practice in supporting disabled learners but it also involves creating better experiences for all learners - and indeed staff.
I have a particular interest in helping join together the elements that go to create an accessible learning experience, working with a range of stakeholders from publishers to content creators, teaching staff, library staff, student support and IT teams.
Key parts of my work include supporting practice and policy in a wide range of sectors so that as organisations use technology more they maximise accessibility benefits, minimise the barriers and help develop more independent resourceful learners.
Who should attend
This course is designed to equip professionals in the further and higher education sectors with the skills to influence senior managers, policy holders or quality processes in order to improve inclusivity.
It will be of interest to staff involved in managing or influencing institution-wide services, including those with responsibility for:
- Quality assurance
- Equality and diversity
- Library and learning resource services
- Student support and student experience
- Curriculum and faculty management
There is an expectation that participants will engage in follow-up activities so that the principles become personalised to your own organisation.
Following this online session, delegates will be able to:
- Identify a range of sources of data that reflect on the experience of disabled students
- Understand organisational roles that impact on those experiences
- Identify why student surveys underestimate problems and consider how to improve feedback
- Check key student facing systems for accessibility features and guidance
- Identify other roles critical to inclusive practice
- Identify how you can get better returns on accessibility investments
- Access a range of audit tools for use in subsequent action planning
The two hour live session involves presentations, audio and interactive chat both as a whole class and in breakout groups.
During the session you will have plenty of opportunities for discussions and communication with your peers. We encourage full participation and hope that you will feel able to share your experiences and examples of good practice with the group.
The session will be run in Adobe Connect. In order to access the session you will require a web browser running Adobe Flash, and a headset or headphones and a microphone.
Successfully completing and fulfilling the criteria within all three sessions of the "developing a digitally-inclusive organisation" series will gain you a “completion” digital badge.
As part of participation within the course there will also be opportunities to join an optional online follow-up session with fellow alumni and the course subject specialists to compare notes on what you’ve been able to achieve.
This course can be adapted for single institution delivery so you can have more control over timing and staff attendance.
Consultancy: developing a digitally-inclusive organisation
Explore our tailored consultancy service designed to help you meet the digital needs of all students, reduce the cost of learner support, and widen participation by putting inclusivity at the heart of your digital strategy.
Pricing and eligibility
- Jisc institutional members - £95 + VAT1
- Other organisations - £150 + VAT
- 1 If, in addition to paying a subscription, your institution has opted to become a Jisc institutional member, then - as part of our VAT-exempt cost sharing group - you will not be charged VAT on your course fee. For more information visit our VAT-exempt cost sharing group page: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/membership/vat-exempt-cost-sharing-group
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01235 822242