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On December 18, 2012 By Guest
Thanks to Margaret McKay, Inclusion Advisor at RSC Scotland, for this guest blog post.
What would inclusive practice look like for me in my area of work? This solution-focused approach considers these questions in the context of the JISC Techdis Toolkit.
Providing Information in Alternative Formats – Equalities Manager
As Equality Manager you want to [...]Continue reading: Unpacking the Techdis Toolbox – Equalities Manager
On December 10, 2012 By Alistair McNaught
Here’s the challenge…the technology is there, the possibilities are there, but the people with real influence are too passive.
Going by the latest figures available for England, there are around 1.3 million people in the English education system with a print impairment. Getting textbooks in digital format can transform their learning by allowing them to [...]Continue reading: Alternative forrmats…what exactly is the disability?
For what feels like forever, but is probably less than two years, I have been on the team collaboratively writing and editing the new Higher Education Academy publication “A Marked Improvement: Transforming Assessment in Higher Education“, ably shepherded and guided by the wonderful Erica Morris of the HEA. We unpacked the ASKe ‘ Continue reading: A Marked Improvement
It was Aristotle who said “I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.”
From the results of our Online Accessibility Self Evaluation Service (OASES) it looks like the post 16 sector has a lot of Aristotles.
[...]Continue reading: Compliant or complacent?
Human speech is arguably one of the most powerful media for communication because intonation carries us far beyond information. Speech carries with it nuances of personality, persuasion and purposefulness.
Research by Howard Giles (“Evaluative reactions to accents” – 1970) assessed the persuasiveness of accents by comparing students views on capital punishment before and after presentations. [...]Continue reading: Voicing approval
Thank you to Margaret McKay, Advisor for inclusion at RSC Scotland, for this post on the Scottish winners of the OASES awards.
On behalf of the winners, JISC TechDis would like to thank staff from RSC Scotland North and East and RSC Scotland South and West for their support in meeting the needs of their [...]Continue reading: JISC Techdis OASES Awards
On March 20, 2012 By Simon Ball
Back in the dark days of winter JISC TechDis proposed to ICCHP (The International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs: www.icchp.org) that we chair a Special Thematic Session at their forthcoming July 2012 conference in Linz, Austria. Linz is a charming city on the Danube, associated with philosopher [...]Continue reading: Wittgenstein, Bruckner, Evelyn Glennie…..and JISC TechDis
I’m delighted to add another guest blog post – at this rate I won’t have to write anything on here for the rest of the year! We at Techdis are delighted to be able to share the effective and learner focused practice that is an every day occurrence in ISCs.
With a little encouragement [...]Continue reading: Rugged Touch Screens and The Cloud
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