Universal Design of Curriculum
Just as we now have ramps to provide access to our buildings for people using wheelchairs, we can design our online learning in such a way that students with sensory disability can access the full learning experience. Being blind, having a hearing loss or being Deaf, having dyslexia – are no longer reasons not to be able to fully engage with education. Many students can benefit from universal design . Those who are time poor because of work or family commitments, those who have English as a second language are just two examples of people who may prefer to listen to their readings using assistive technologies.
Have a look at this wonderful example of an Office of Learning and Teaching funded project undertaken at Macquarie University.
Meeting the Challenges – Serving the Students
Sharon Kerr this year attended and spoke at CSUN in California – the largest technology and disability conference in the world and on her return presented this webinar to the Australian Disability Clearing House on Education and Training. In this webinar Sharon provides an update of some of the latest assistive technologies and innovations and examples of how to use these technologies to create efficiencies.