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Training

Accessibility drop-in clinic

Your opportunity to ask questions about digital inclusion.

  • Online
  • 1 hour
  • Free

This course will be held on

  • 05 October 2022

    Zoom room details: Meeting ID: 916 0416 0029 Passcode: 145973

    • Zoom
    • 12:30 – 13:30

05.10.22: Reading and Writing Innovation Lab; What moving to digital reading teaches us

The Oxford University Centre for Teaching and Learning has established a lab for investigating new trends in reading and writing.

This drop-in session will introduce the project and key lessons we are continuing to learn. It will cover:

  • The complexity of academic reading
  • Impact of the differences between the digital and physical affordances
  • Challenges and opportunities of digital reading for readers with print disabilities
  • New developments in hardware for reading (e-readers, e-notetakers, digital highlighters, tablets, and phones)
  • New developments in software for reading (active learning apps, voice revolution)
  • Digital reading and notetaking workflows
  • Key blockers to success in digital reading

Guest presenter: Dominik Lukes, Assistive Technology Officer, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Oxford

About the clinic

Are you struggling to meet web accessibility regulations? Or reshaping your digital provision to make teaching and learning more inclusive?

This live online accessibility clinic gives you the opportunity to ask questions about digital inclusion, provide feedback on areas that are problematic, and share your accessibility journey with others. 

During the clinic you'll:

  • Have an opportunity to share your experiences with and learn from like-minded people at different stages of developing accessible policy and practice
  • Gain feedback and support on any areas that may have been problematic
  • Get signposting to other resources and links to communities of practice where appropriate
  • Establish links with people working to overcome the same problems
  • Get the opportunity to shape the Jisc offer in this area

The sessions will be led by subject specialists Laura Hutton and Kellie Mote, with input from colleagues and recognised specialists.

Accessibility clinics will run from 12:30 to 13:30 on the first Wednesday of each month in the academic calendar. 

Session preparation and setup

Before the clinic, please read below to ensure successful access.

  • The clinic will be run in Zoom, with live automated captioning and transcription. For the best experience, download the Zoom client for your device
  • You'll also need a headset, or headphones and a microphone
  • Please sign in using your full name
  • Participants’ microphones will be muted on entry. If you would like to speak, please use the raise hand tool or the chat pane to indicate this
  • We'll be taking questions during the clinic, which you can submit in the chat pane
  • If you will be using BSL interpreters through Access to Work and require permission to 'pin' interpreters, please let us know

Who should attend

Anyone from a Jisc member organisation (UK further education colleges, specialist colleges or higher education institutions). 

Contact

For more information, email training@jisc.ac.uk or phone 01235 822242.

Clinic recordings

June 2022 - A collaborative approach to maths accessibility

May 2022 - Accessibility Statements