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  • A handout of the legislation will be made available, this can be downloaded from JiscLegal. A brief overview of the drivers and a large section on the use of technology The RSCs remit is to support the Post 16 education sector in the use of technology for teaching and learning
  • A handout of the legislation will be made available, this can be downloaded from JiscLegal. A brief overview of the drivers and a large section on the use of technology The RSCs remit is to support the Post 16 education sector in the use of technology for teaching and learning
  • Ask for contributions from the floor, be prepared for some discussion – move on to tools and technologies
  • Does not want to be identified as disabled . Needs technology which doesn’t label her,
  • Difficulty communicating, hard to develop relationships, inability to see things from another’s perspective leading to literal thinking. Find it easier to process visual rather than spoken or written information. Need structure and routine, easily distracted by extraneous stimuli. Cannot understand social rules and body language.
  • I want you to keep in mind the legal aspects and consider how the use of technology can satisfy the requirements of the law and the student
  • Sending routes Asking questions from remote regions
  • Edit and produce any Office document, spreadsheet, PP etc and upload to your DropBox account
  • Ein incl171212

    1. 1. Chris BarberJISC Regional Support Centre for Yorkshire and Humberwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/YH
    2. 2. What we’re going to be looking at• Regional round up• What constitutes a “reasonable adjustment”?• Resources for inclusivityhttp://inclusivity.rsc-yh.ac.uk/
    3. 3. Regional round upHenshaws College – Mike ThrussellACCESS: ImagesStudents finding images for posters and projects can find it difficult to save and/or copy imagesfor use due to the need for right clicking and selecting an option. Using the Google images API,a new interface will be developed that would offer a simplified method to find images online foruse in documents or projects. This platform would have the ability to easily print or copyimages from the Internet.ACCESS: FeedbackThis new bespoke evaluation platform would offer symbol supported methods for learners tohave an independent voice; answering tutor composed questions using assistive technologies.Data can be easily compiled and presented, saving both time and printed resources. Studentswith literacy difficulties will be supported using text-to-speech technologies.ACCESS: MailThis platform would offer symbol supported methods for learners to setup and use their ownpersonal email account using any assistive computer access methods; specifically aimed atsimplifying the content for screen-reader use. For learners requiring literacy support who arenot using screen-readers, high-quality text-to-speech technologies will be employed to read outemails.ACCESS: YouTube (Version 2)In order to include this successful resource to be included in the ACCESS: Technology suiteACCESS: YouTube will be updated to match in style and link to the other web resources in thesuite.
    4. 4. Regional round upThe Sheffield College Games to Learn
    5. 5. Context Whoever is "not allowing" assistive technology had better have a good alternative reasonable adjustment that is acceptable to the learner otherwise they could find themselves attracting unwelcome publicity as well as a rather large settlement claim. Too many disabled learners still accept poor service and unacceptable barriers because they are not aware of the range of adjustments that could be made, the technologies that could be used or the procurement policies that ought to be in place to ensure that no organisation wide systems are purchased unless accessibility has been considered.
    6. 6. The Law Reasonable adjustments need to be made to ensure disabled persons do not suffer substantial disadvantage. ………..institutions need to be anticipatory and proactive in encouraging disabled persons to participate in the education provision and the various activities of each institution…..
    7. 7. The Law It is unlawful to discriminate against a disabled student •In respect to student services provided or offered. Student services has a broad meaning but will include teaching and learning, examinations and access to learning resources including digital resources and facilities.
    8. 8. Quick check Do you:-- •Ensure all your documents are fully accessible and provide these in alternative formats, if requested? • E.g. do you use style sheets in Word, speaker notes in PowerPoint, provide transcripts or a brief text summary of video material •Ensure all your information is accessible by portable devices 24/7? •Offer support to tutors or obtain support to make material accessible? Link to JiscTechdis •Offer support in examinations? •Make “reasonable adjustments”?
    9. 9. Reasonable adjustments Depends on many factors:- •Cost and effectiveness •The nature of the institution, its size and resources available •However…….cost must be balanced against rights and is not a defence in law, especially if a person suffers a “substantial disadvantage” - clearly open to interpretation. Link to JiscLegal So….the main consideration of this session is what constitutes a reasonable adjustment. Please feel free to comment at any time.
    10. 10. Link to the above documentwww.jisclegal.ac.uk
    11. 11. Context But….what are the real motivators for inclusion? •Achievement and retention •Desire to ensure that all students have the best learning experience •Personalised learning •Reputation •Care for the student •Fear of the law? Well….maybe but on a personal level, probably not.
    12. 12. Scenarios Sarah has moderate visual impairment which means that she needs a magnifier to read documents and needs a similar approach for reading material online. She recently arrived at the college from a school and wants to study on a Health and Social Care course. The school supplied her with a large and rather cumbersome magnifier which she did not bring with her. What are the issues and how would you potentially deal with them?
    13. 13. Scenarios Paul has been diagnosed with mild autistic spectrum disorder (Asperger’s Syndrome) and wishes to study A level physics and maths. His grades at school would allow him to do this. His academic performance overall at school was above average in his chosen subjects but he did not form friendships, except on a limited basis and is very much a “loner” What are the issues and how would you potentially deal with them?
    14. 14. Tools and Technologies for Inclusion • Sources of information • Jisc TechDis – www.jisctechdis.ac.uk • Jisc Legal – www.jisclegal.ac.uk • Jisc Infonet- www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk • Viewing resources • QR Codes • Scoop.It • Robobraille • Blogs etc • Xerte • Using mobile technology • Pearltrees • Apps • Built in accessibility features
    15. 15. Technological fixes
    16. 16. QR Codes http://www.qrstuff.com/ http://blog.dundee.ac.uk/ac
    17. 17. Scoop.it
    18. 18. Scoop.it
    19. 19. Converting text files to sound files http://robobraille.org/
    20. 20. Converting text files to sound files http://robobraille.org/
    21. 21. Assistive Technology Blog http://asstech.wordpress.com/
    22. 22. Assistive Technology Bloghttp://davefoord.wordpress.com/tag/accessibility/
    23. 23. Xerte
    24. 24. Xerte
    25. 25. Xerte http://xerte5.techdis.palepurple.co.uk/
    26. 26. Content Pearltrees – www.pearltrees.com
    27. 27. An overview of apps for inclusivity
    28. 28. Tablet Apps for Accessibility and Inclusion Kevin Hickey
    29. 29. Image Communication• Tobii SonoFlex• Free & paid for versions available• Wide range of words/symbols• Use camera to create own symbols
    30. 30. Image Communication Grid Player Uses grids from The Grid 2 Comes with some basic symbol sets Works well with additional speaker
    31. 31. Image communication MyChoicePad Makaton Symbols & sign language videos  TaptoTalk  Wide range of devices
    32. 32. Text To Speech• Predictable• Symbols, keyboard or handwritten• Send messages to facebook & twitter
    33. 33. Text to Speech Verbally SpeakITIvona Pronunciation Pro
    34. 34. Built-In Text to Speech• VoiceOver  Text-To-speech
    35. 35. Dictation/ speech to text Dragon DictateSpeech to Text iSpeech Dictation
    36. 36. Note taking with audio AudioNoteSoundNote
    37. 37. Note taking/Storage Dropbox BlueBoxEverNote
    38. 38. MindMaps iThoughtsMindJet Cogimap
    39. 39. Skitch• Allows the user to annotate photos, sketches, screenshots etc.• Useful for taking photos and asking questions• Questions (e.g. where am I?) can be emailed to a tutor or sent via Twitter or Facebook.• Save in EverNote for viewing later – the same people have developed it
    40. 40. • Allows the user to use genuine MS Office to create or edit documents• Works with your DropBox account • View and edit PowerPoint slides• View virtually any type of file and send in true PP mode (not as a .pdf via e.mail emulation) • Automatically saves documents • View and edit documents on any device
    41. 41. • Useful for capturing ideas and writing notes as they come to you• Organise your work and export as document or other file• Useful for managing and structuring project work
    42. 42. • Reveals old photos near your current location • Overlays them onto your screen • You can add your photos using your iPhone camera• Explore the history of an area through your iPhone using the in built GPS
    43. 43. Chris BarberJisc Regional Support Centre for Yorkshire and Humber support@rsc-yh.ac.uk 0113 343 1000 www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/YH
    44. 44. The presentation is available from:http://www.slideshare.net/cbarber/

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