ADCET Webinar: Accessible Assessments for Students with Vision Impairment
20 November 2019
This webinar will give participants a sound understanding of the Round Table’s (Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities) Guidelines for Accessible Assessment. The updated guidelines were launched in May 2019 and contain recommendations designed to make assessment materials accessible to students of all ages and levels of education.
During the webinar, participants will discuss issues raised by each of the five sections of the Round Table document:
- accessible assessment
- general considerations
- responsibilities of specialist teachers (vision impairment)/disability service practitioners
- accessible format papers
- examination environment and conditions.
At the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of how to prepare and administer assessments that are accessible and usable to students with vision impairment, so that results reflect their skill level and understanding rather than their limited access to printed information.
This webinar will be of interest to school teachers, academic staff, education and training authorities, specialist staff working to improve the access of students with vision impairment, those involved in transcription as well as students and families within Australia and New Zealand.
Jacqui Donnelly works for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children as part of the School Support Service Team. She has over 25 years experience working with children with sensory impairment and additional disabilities. As a Specialist Teacher (Vision Impairment) working in mainstream schools, Jacqui equips students and their teachers with strategies to overcome the challenges in making educational materials both accessible and meaningful to students.
The webinar is free to attend, it will be live captioned and recorded. The captioned video will then be made available on ADCET.
When: Wednesday, 20 November 2019. 1 – 2pm AEDT