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eLearning Community Event: Accessibility

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Susan Tilley
7 April 2014

Accessibility

Date: 23rd April 2014

Location: Library Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Programme:10:00 - 12:30

Feel free to attend all or some of the talks:

10:00 - 10:40:     Academic attainment among students with disabilities in distance education (John Richardson, IET)

10:40 - 11:10:     Dyslexia: Specific learning differences and implications for module design (Jane Swindells, Student Services, and Sarah Heiser, FELS)

11:10 – 11:30:    Coffee

11:30 - 12:00:     SeGA Guidance for Accessible Documents and Accessible Maths Online (Martyn Cooper, IET)

12:00 - 12:30:     Supporting visually impaired students in studying mathematics (Hilary Holmes and Libby Meade, MCT)

This event will be recorded and can be viewed shortly after the session via Stadium

 If you plan to attend, have any queries or wish to suggest a future event, please email iet-elc-admin@open.ac.uk

Presentation descriptions

Academic attainment among students with disabilities in distance education

John Richardson (IET)

This talk describes the results of an analysis of completion rates, pass rates and grades in disabled students who took Open University courses in 2009. The findings show that accommodations to support disabled students in distance education need to be focused on different groups of students with particular disabilities.

Dyslexia: Specific learning differences and module design

Jane Swindells (Student Services Adviser) and Sarah Heiser (ST, FELS)

This talk will highlight areas for consideration when designing dyslexia friendly electronic environments. It will include a presentation on the outcomes of the 2103 project ‘Supporting students with dyslexia in modern languages.’

SeGA Guidance for Accessible Documents and Accessible Maths Online

Martyn Cooper (IET)

This presentation highlights key issues and guidance on making documents accessible and making maths presented online accessible to disabled students.  It also points out the challenges in compiling this guidance.

Supporting visually impaired students in studying mathematics

Hilary Holmes and Libby Meade (MCT)

In this session we’ll discuss some of the difficulties visually impaired students face in studying maths, some of the strategies that we’ve used to try and overcome these difficulties and some of the issues that we have not yet resolved. 

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