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