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1 Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 3, 2014 | slide 1 RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Accessibility and Inclusion Forum RSC West Midlands

2 October 3, 2014 | slide 2 Raising Awareness Strategic advice and guidance for integrating inclusive practice into the learning environment Support for staff development, including resources, Open Source Software, Moodle courses Best practice case studies promoting the use of assistive technology with learners Information regarding the Single Equality Duty, e-Safety Self Evaluation Service (OASES) allows you to benchmark your organisation's accessibility practices Open source software eg. Xerte and Moodle for the creation of Learning Objections. Teaching Methods Strategic - Long term Strategic – Short term Operational

3 3 There are estimated 2.5 million people in the UK with speech and language communication needs. There are over half million learners in FE who have declared a disability. Between 6 and 8% of learners use assistive technology Almost 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss More than one child per class 400,000 children is severely dyslexic. Did You Know ?

4 October 3, 2014 | slide 4 How does this affect us? Changes to course requirements or work placements. Adjustments expected are relative to resources available Changes to institutional policies and practices. The extent of expected adjustments will be determined by case law

5 October 3, 2014 | slide 5 Level Of Risk Luck With luck we wont have any disabled learners! Tokenism Click here for a text only version Specialism Do You have a disability? Here are the support services we can offer if you declare it. Standards Everything we produce has been produced to WCAG guidelines Ownership Staff are trained flexible creative and adaptable especially with simple e-learning approaches Partnership A range of learner's including disabled learners work with developers and teaching staff to discuss and develop good practice.

6 October 3, 2014 | slide 6 Open Source Software Edu Apps is a suite of Open Source Software Access Apps provides a range of solutions to support writing, reading and planning, as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties. My Study Bar Case Studies

7 October 3, 2014 | slide 7 Accessibility Tools

8 October 3, 2014 | slide 8 Try Before You Buy  Accessibility Kit  Loan for 4 -6 weeks  iPad,  Zed Pen,  EeePc  Video Cameras  MP3 Player  Wireless Keyboard and Mouse  Live Scribe

9 October 3, 2014 | slide 9 Try Before You Buy Feedback 1. Use of the camera for evidence for e-portfolios 2. Using the wireless keyboard and mouse with a group of learners to interact with a Smartboard 3. The Oxford Reading Pen on a one-to-one basis for reading unknown words. 4. Recording learner feedback with the Sony Voice Recorder. 5. Capturing detailed drawings with the ZPen and inserting a PowerPoint presentation

10 October 3, 2014 | slide 10 iPad Project  iPad Project- New College Worcester and Regent CollegeNew College Worcester Regent College  Assessing their overall usability, value for money and flexibility as educational tools.  Identifying the Accessibility features  Exploring the potential of the iPad in Teaching and Learning.  Verbally  Dragon Dictation  Dragon Search  Speak It  Flipboard  Dyslexia  eCove  pad-lesson-ideas pad-lesson-ideas

11 October 3, 2014 | slide 11 RSC Assist Jisc Regional Support Centre West Midlands is giving learning providers the opportunity to apply for free, extended support in an area of their choice, through the RSC Assist project. Recent Projects- Queen Alexandra College How to apply If you’d like to take part in the RSC Assist project, please complete the application form, which is available online at: Through RSC Assist, we requested the support of the RSC in helping to roll out Infolio across our Preparation for Life (Entry Level) cohort by developing a strategy for training staff and integrating Infolio in the curriculum. We identified a QAC Infolio Champion to work with us on ideas for the use of infolio in the curriculum and to help to deliver training to staff.

12 October 3, 2014 | slide 12 Contact Details RSC West Midlands Technology Centre Science Park Wolverhampton West Midlands WV10 9RU Telephone Mobile wm.ac.uk


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