A little bit about myself, I have a background in the communications industry, environmental sciences and educational technology. I’ll talk about my role in disability and education shortly, but first a little about my current role. I manage a programme for the JISC, Joint Information Services Committee. JISC's activities support education and research by promoting innovation in new technologies and by the central support of ICT services. JISC provides: A world-class network - JANET Access to electronic resources New environments for learning, teaching and research Guidance on institutional change Advisory and consultancy services My current role is to manage a programme which is looking at new and emergent technologies and their role in learning, teaching and research.
Exclusion to Inclusion: The UK experience of accessibility Joint Information Systems Committee Lawrie Phipps JISC Programme Manager Users and Innovation [email_address]
Legislation does not mention specific guidelines or standards.
UK legislation relies on interpretation, the spirit of the UK law should be the primary concern:
The principle behind the legislation is that disabled people should have the same opportunities as non-disabled people to benefit wherever possible from whatever education or other related provision is available.