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eAccess 12: David Sloan

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eAccess 12: Talk by David Sloan, Digital Media Access Group, University of Dundee, 28 June 2012. www.headstar.com/eaccess12

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eAccess 12: David Sloan

  1. 1. Teaching inclusivetechnology designat the University ofDundee David Sloan @sloandr 28 June eAccess 12, London
  2. 2. Overview David Sloan, 28 June 2012 2
  3. 3. History • Established 1980, developed into as a world- leading research centre on technology for disabled and older people • A responsibility to use this expertise to influence next generation of ICT developers David Sloan, 28 June 2012 3
  4. 4. Approach to inclusive ICT education• Integrated throughout the curriculum – Different subjects – Different levels – Focus of individual and group projects• Inclusive design is taught inclusively – not as a standalone, specialist subject David Sloan, 28 June 2012 4
  5. 5. People-centred inclusive design education David Sloan, 28 June 2012 5
  6. 6. Impact • Greater awareness and application of inclusive design as a basic skill amongst graduates • Skills appreciated by employers • Reputation for a pioneering, progressive approach to teaching inclusive ICT design David Sloan, 28 June 2012 6
  7. 7. General challenges• Co-ordination across teaching staff• Research – teaching link• Responsibility to influence ICT/Web education beyond the degree programme• Engaging students• Access to/involvement of groups with specific needs• Recognition of excellence vs raising standards David Sloan, 28 June 2012 7
  8. 8. Acknowledgments• Photos: Mike Crabb, Nick Hine, Chris Martin and Sergio Sayago• European Thematic Network on eAccessibility: eAccess+ David Sloan, 28 June 2012 8
  9. 9. THANKYOU!email: dsloan@computing.dundee.ac.uktwitter: @sloandrblogs: www.58sound.com --- blog.dundee.ac.uk/eaccessibilitywork: www.dmag.org.uk --- www.computing.dundee.ac.uk 9

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