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UNESCO global report|Opening new avenues for empowerment : ICTs to access information and knowledge for persons with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
February 2013

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This report aims "to provide governments, civil society, industry, academia and other groups with an insight into the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by persons with disabilities to access information and knowledge around the world; To present an overview and critical assessment of existing information policies and strategies as well as challenges and advantages in using ICTs to access information and knowledge for persons with disabilities; To identify practices at local, national and global levels on effective application of ICTs by persons with disabilities to access information and knowledge; To foster future frameworks on the use of ICTs to access information and knowledge of persons with disabilities (PWD); and Based on the best available information and analysis, to make recommendations for strategy formulation, action-oriented initiatives and new synergies at national, regional and international levels"

Journal of inclusive practice in further and higher education|Issue 4.1

MARTIN, Nicola
CONWAY, John
Eds
2012

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This journal focuses "on disabled student’s experience of STEM subjects and includes two papers on maths. Several other papers were offered around dyslexia and related SpLDs and it’s interesting to consider Pat Mulcahy’s propositions around integrating AT and dyslexia study skills"
Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education 2012, Vol 4, Issue 1

Good practice guidelines for the providers of support and services for students with disabilities in higher education

MCKERNAN, Connie
2008

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These guidelines were written "for the provision of supports and services for students with disabilities in higher education. These guidelines aim to create a better understanding of the needs of students with disabilities and help to promote inclusive practice across institutions. Included in the guidelines are practical examples, case studies and recommendations"

Equal opportunities in higher education for students with disabilities : examples of good practice

HURST, Alan
TYNAN, Anne
Eds
2007

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"This best practice guide is designed to cover two important aspects relating to higher education and disability. These are accessibility of higher education and possibilities to lead an independent life by students with disabilities. Within each aspect, we have chosen topics that we believe to be important and in which we can share examples of good practice and propose further improvements. Each topic contains examples of good practice from each partner country, namely Germany, Poland and Slovenia. Examples of good practice are followed by proposals for further development and improvement"

Towards inclusive practices in secondary education

MAGRAB, Phyllis
et al
2003

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"This study is about secondary schools that have changed the ways in which supports and services are provided to all students, including those with disabilities. The schools and countries were selected to represent a diverse view of inclusive practices in secondary schools in countries from different regions of the world. The study provides examples of how schools have begun to implement change towards providing inclusive environments. Each case study provides issues to consider in the relationship between inclusive practices and the structuring of secondary school education"

Provision for students with disabilities in higher education

HEGARTY, Seamus
1999

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This report is the result of a survey of disabled students in 40 universities in different regions of the world. The survey covered number of disabled students, the support they receive, their environment, social activities, transition to adulthood and students' future plans

Adaptech

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This website is sponsored by the Adaptech Research Network, which consists of teams of academics, students and consumers. They conduct research on computer technology utilised by disabled students in Canadian colleges and universities. This website chronicles their work and shares their findings. Useful for anyone with an interest in assistive technologies and disability

A new approach to improving education and training services for tertiary students with disabilities

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ,EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

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"This project sought to take an alternative view of disability service provision for the educational and learning needs of students in tertiary institutions. In looking at these issues, this project focused on the issue of flexibility within mainstream, on-campus educational and training programmes and drew a distinction between these and other learning programmes such as distance education and courses that are solely delivered electronically or on-line...This project report consists of four main sections. An Introduction including purpose, background and rationale, and structure. A review of the significant literature available on the issue of disability and education programme design and particularly the experience of students with disabilities. A report on a survey of teaching and disability staff’s views on FTL (Flexible teaching and learning) and disability. An outline of some practical resources for disability and teaching staff in the area of FTL that have eventuated from the project"

Access for people with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL,SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

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This website presents information to promote the use of ICT for access to information and knowledge for persons with disabilities. It provides useful links to education related information about meetings, news, resources and websites

Inclusive teaching, learning and assessment

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY

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This online guide to the inclusive education policy of Plymouth University highlights the policies and directives that have been undertaken to ensure that there is a barrier-free access to education for all of its students. This accessible guide presents inclusive learning and teaching to support staff with the continual process of reflection and engagement with what inclusivity means for their subject, school or faculty and their students. It contains research-informed resources, guidance and videos about inclusive teaching and learning

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