- Wheldon Seminar Room
- Wednesday 22 May 2019, 14:00–16:00
- Cheryl Parkinson, Dr Thandi Gilder, Sian Edwardson-Williams, Dr Fiona Zinovieff
In this workshop, you will learn about Disability and Accessibility legislation that impacts on teaching and learning in Higher Education from a range of different perspectives.
First we will present the current state of play in the sector and how disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties can impact the performance of students in higher education and you will have opportunities to discuss the challenges in ensuring that teaching and assessment are inclusive for students with disabilities but also more broadly in a context of widening participation in university and increased numbers of international students who do not have first language English or Welsh.
You will learn of some of the work and challenges faced by academics already. You will also be provided with a perspective on the student experience and how different types of assessment may present challenges for different students and will discuss ways to manage these so that as educators, we are assessing students in a way that is fair and allows students to present work at the best of their ability. And finally, you will hear about Digital Accessibility and have a brief introduction to some of the tools available to the university to ensure that teaching materials are accessible.
The session will run from 2-3.30pm with the opportunity for networking from 3.30-4pm.