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  • Strengthens and extends the protection We have a new definition which goes beyond the idea of defined sensory, mobility and cognitive impairment. Now ‘claims against providers may not be about behaviour directed at a disabled person but about the general environment provided. We also have indirect and associative discrimination and an obligation to avoid any disadvantage arising from disability May 25, 2011
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  • Whiteboards and Portable Mimios, Images and video to support understanding – practical demonstrations and screen casts Xerte demonstration LO: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_560 Text to Speech: iPadio, Read the Word,Robobraille, Daisy Plug-in ReadAloud PDF’s
  • Xerte demonstration http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_560 May 25, 2011
  • 11:50 May 25, 2011
  • Simple rollerball – video using a standard mouse Off table – Thumb activated. Easy use – Flip applications. Back and forth, Search. Ergonomical, right –size mouse. Ideal position for your hands UL disorder. Joystick – Hand resting, finger operated. May 25, 2011
  • 11:55 May 25, 2011
  • 12:00 May 25, 2011
  • May 25, 2011
  • Strategies – TechDis, Excellence Gateway & LexDis RSC Yorks & Humber http://inclusivity.rsc-yh.ac.uk/ and Scottish A&I Resource Open Universit Inclusive Learning AssitIT May 25, 2011
  • May 25, 2011
  • A user can change the background and font colour to suit May 25, 2011
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    • 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit May 25, 2011 | slide www.rsc-south-west.ac.uk RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning JISC RSC South West Delivering Equality through Technology
    • 2. Single Equality Duty How ‘e-learning’ can help? Julia Taylor RSC SW [email_address]
    • 3. Equality Act - Oct 2010
      • Strengthens and extends the protection
        • new disability definition - beyond ‘impairment’
        • – any difficulty in carrying out day-to-day activities
        • claim related to general environment not behaviour directed at a disabled person
        • indirect discrimination where a rule, policy condition or practice disadvantages them
        • associative discrimination to anyone associated with a disabled person
        • any disadvantage that arises from their disability
    • 4. Equality Act - Oct 2010
      • Opportunity
      • Pro-actively promoting equality
        • Avoiding discrimination is no longer enough
      • Reduce barriers rather than overcome them
        • Take a fresh look at inclusive practice (OASES)
      • Reduce cost of ‘supporting’ access
        • Focus on independence and personalisation
      • Integrate equality into the mainstream
        • Actively ‘market’ equality of opportunity
      • Using technology to support inclusive practice
    • 5.
      • Technology for inclusion - Shift the focus
      • Lecture notes on VLE v Note-takers at lectures
      • Accessible e-learning books v scanning
      • Open Source v licensed assistive software
      • Disclosure v support learners discretely
      • Any learner can have access without dependence / permission / disclosure
    • 6. How can e-learning help? It can be flexibly delivered and widely available , the materials are highly portable , easy to store and lend themselves to adaptation and personalisation May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 7. How can e-learning help?
      • E-texts and VLE documents
        • Portable, Available, Adaptable, Repeatable.
      • Images, Symbols and Video clips
        • Support text, add meaning, visual organisation
      • Sound Alternatives –MP3, TTS, Voice-Over.
        • Support recognition, understanding and add meaning
    • 8. How can e-learning help?
      • E-texts and VLE documents
        • Recorded Notes and ‘Digital Flip Charts’
        • Whiteboard Ipadio OneNote MindMapping
      • Images, Symbols and Video clips
        • Screen Capture , Xerte transcript reader, BSL
      • Sound Alternatives – TTS to MP3 and PDF’s ,
        • Word Prediction, Talking Calculators and dictionaries ,
      • Captions and Text alternatives
        • I etherpad http://ietherpad.com/lzAIuVkBXp
        • Universal Subtitles
    • 9. Inclusive Technology?
      • 1. “We don’t have many disabled learners – we have some keyboards and mice so we deal with each as and when they register”
      • 2. “Click here for a text only version – Contact us if you need enlarged print version”
      • 3. “Do you have a disability?- Student support services can offer help”
    • 10. Inclusive Technology?
      • 4. “We have followed WCAG 2.0 Guidelines”
      • 5. “Staff are trained to be flexible, creative and adaptable with e-learning approaches”
        • 6. “Disabled learners have tested our systems and been consulted in developing our good practice”
    • 11. Inclusive Technology?
      • 1. “We don’t have many disabled learners – we deal with each as and when they register”
      • Relying on luck
      • 2. “Click here for a text only version – Contact us if you need enlarged print version”
      • Tokenism
      • 3. “Do you have a disability?- Student support services can offer help”
      • Specialism
    • 12. Inclusive Technology?
      • 4. “We have followed WCAG 2.0 Guidelines”
      • Meeting Standards
      • 5. “Staff are trained to be flexible, creative and adaptable with e-learning approaches”
      • Ownership for all staff
      • 6. “Disabled learners have tested our systems and been consulted in developing our good practice”
      • Partnership with learners and staff
    • 13. OASES
      • On-line Accessibility Self-Assessment Survey
      • Identify and reduce barriers
      • Partnership model for integrated equality
      • Sustainable Approach to Inclusive Technology
        • Create accessible learning materials for all
        • Provide basic assistive technology for all
        • Develop staff awareness, confidence and skills
        • Whole organisational responsibility
    • 14. OASES
      • Equality Scheme dovetails with other key strategies and policies:
        • assessment,
        • learning and teaching,
        • learner/student support,
        • procurement,
        • library and learning resource provision,
        • IT and network systems
    • 15. Inclusive Learning Practice
      • Session Aims:
      • Accessible Learning content
      • Create accessible learning materials easily
      • Available Assistive Access Technology
      • Provide basic assistive technology for everyone
      • Addressing staff and organisational involvement
      • Encourage staff to take responsibility
      • Develop staff awareness, confidence and skills
      May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 16. Creating Inclusive Learning Content
      • Xerte
      • User Preferences
      • Colour Scheme
      • Screen Size
      • Text Font and Size
      • Text to Speech
      • Keyboard Accessible ( Tab - - Space keys)
    • 17. Making Technology Available May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 18. Making Technology Available
      • Supporting Staff Development
      • Increase Confidence
      • Explore solutions
      • Familiarise Staff
      www.rsc-south-west.ac.uk May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 19. May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 20. Making Technology Available May 25, 2011 | slide EduApps AccessApps, Learn & TeachApps Open Source Assistive Software Portable on a memory Stick Non licensed Personalised Free
    • 21. Making Technology Available
      • Create and convert – Docs to ePubs
      • SpeedCrunch – keyboard access, colour calculator
      • MyStudyBar – Planning & Organisation, Writing and reading
      May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 22.
      • Planning and organisation
        • Mind Mapping, reminders and prompts
      • Reading & Writing
        • Background, overlay and text Colour Preferences
        • Reading masks and guides
        • Word Prediction
        • Talking Dictionary, Text-to-Speech, MP3
        • Magnification and visual support
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    • 23. OASES TechDis Self-Assessment Tool
      • Online Accessibility Self-Assessment Survey
      • Quick, Free and Anonymous comparison against other institutions and Reasonable Adjustment
      • OASES Global Award
      May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 24. RSC South West Accessibility & Inclusion
        • http://jisc-rscsw.ning.com/group/inclusivity2
        • juliataylor@rsc-south-west.ac.uk
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    • 25. Julia Taylor RSC SW e-advisor Inclusion [email_address] 01392 205472
    • 26. Reminders & Prompts Go to View > Header & Footer to edit May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 27. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 28. Reading
      • T-Bar – Screen Masking
      • RapidSet – Change Colours
      • Vu-Bar – Screen Ruler
      • SS Overlay – Screen Tint
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    • 29. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit May 25, 2011 | slide
    • 30. MyStudyBar
      • Reading on screen,
      • Background colour and font
          • Word Prediction LetMeType
          • Create customised lexicons
          • Predict on first letter
          • Adjust background colour and font size
    • 31. Lingoes Go to View > Header & Footer to edit May 25, 2011 | slide
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