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ADCET Webinar: Mainstreaming accessible digital technologies in higher education

Event Details
Zoom webinar platform
4 March 2020

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) is looking forward to bringing you this webinar with presenters Katie Ellis, Mike Kent and Tim Pitman from Curtin University.


Digital technologies are a vital part of teaching and learning in Australia. The availability of these technologies, platforms and devices increase the likelihood that students with disability will complete their degrees, but only if they are made accessible and available. Many universities’ approach to supporting students with disability requires that they seek out support from the disability office. We argue this is not a truly inclusive digital teaching and learning strategy. This presentation explores the potential for a universal approach to technological support to improve the higher education experience for students with disability as espoused by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). We draw upon findings from a recent project to explore in greater detail how Curtin students with disability engage with Information and Communications Technology (ICT), both at home and at university, and with regard to both mainstream ICT and ICT designed for one or more particular disabilities. The project was funded by Curtin’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.

The webinar will be of interest to university lecturers, teachers, disability support, student support and librarians.

The webinar is free to attend, it will be live captioned and recorded. The captioned video will then be made available on ADCET.

Information on how to register for the webinar is available on the ADCET website.

Posted 26 February 2020