Removing Barriers: Making Your Teaching Accessible
- Wheldon Seminar Room
- Wednesday 12 June 2019, 14:00–16:00
- Carolyn Donaldson-Hughes, Dr Jane Jones, Sian Edwardson-Williams
Students have a range of learning needs and teaching staff have responsibilities to ensure these needs are met. This workshop aims to raise awareness and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled students and the strategies that should be implemented to ensure all students can participate fully in the learning environment and are enabled to demonstrate their learning.
Participants will be given the opportunity to:
- Develop their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities towards disabled students under the Equality Act 2010 with a particular emphasis placed upon the concept of reasonable adjustment;
- Become familiar with the Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP) process and their part in it;
- Consider case studies, identify strategies and share good practice;
- Look at the tools available to help remove or alleviate barriers to learning;
- Reflect critically upon and analyse their own perspective, and that of others, regarding inclusive teaching with an emphasis on disabled students.
The session is open to all who wish to learn more about the PLSP process and enhance their inclusive teaching practice. Participants are encouraged to bring their devices (e.g. tablet, notebook) to the workshop in order to have hands-on experience of the tools available.