This session will focus on minimising barriers for disabled students - and using your digital landscape to provide more inclusive experiences for all.
During this session we’ll help you to explore the concept of reasonable expectations and ‘minimum student entitlement’.
We will help you test your practice against student-facing advice produced by disability advocacy groups. We will look at potential efficiency savings of moving to an ‘inclusion-first’ model of practice.
Finally, we look at staff training implications and how accessibility awareness can help support other key agendas.
- Share good practice and learn from others from within the academic sector
- Targeted activities 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 support organisations as they work towards digital inclusion. In doing so I offer advice, guidance and practical support that can help embed access and inclusion within policy and practice.
Inclusive practice is everyone's responsibility and as well as working with staff who have direct responsibility for equalities and inclusion, I work with a wide range of disciplines offering guidance on embedding inclusivity into everyday practice.
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:
- Review how your institution would/could respond to ‘reasonable expectations’ proposed by advocacy organisations
- Recognise student expectations of their digital experience
- Understand how staff’s digital capability impacts on inclusive teaching and learning
- Identify progress and priorities in relation to potential student entitlements
- Consider how to take this forward in the context of your own institution
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 in these courses there will also be opportunities to join an online follow-up session with fellow alumni and the course subject specialists.
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