Tag: Students with disabilities

New partnership set to bring better deal for Australia’s students with a disability

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Greater educational opportunities for disabled students are likely to result from a new international partnership involving Australia’s Global Access Project (GAP).

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 14 July 2014. GAP this week joined IBM and Nuance Communications (the creators of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software) as the third industry partner in the Liberated Learning Consortium (LLC) – a prestigious international group of technology providers, universities and colleges working to advance information accessibility in higher education through applications of speech recognition software. Hosted by the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the LLC works to collaboratively develop captioning and transcription solutions that create inclusive learning environments.

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Disability no longer a barrier to higher education

People with disabilities will find it easier to study university courses thanks to a practical new service developed by a team of higher education accessibility specialists. It is also designed to help universities meet their obligations in ensuring all students can access their resources.

The Global Access Project (GAP) is the work of the Sydney-based Higher Education Consulting Group, which will launch the service on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 15 2014.

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