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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Thursday 16 May marks the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD 2019). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team in CQSD have organised a series of events throughout May; read on for highlights and booking details.

Accessibility check-ups for digital files: series of 1-2-1s

Colleagues are invited to book a short Blackboard Ally consultation with a member of the TEL team. These 1 2 1 meetings provide an opportunity to discuss the online accessibility of your Blackboard teaching resources and receive support to make adjustments. Schedule your check-up via the booking link – available slots below:

  • 20th May Blandford Lodge, G09, 1-2pm
  • 21st May Blandford Lodge, G09 1-2pm
  • 22nd May Blandford Lodge, G09 1-2pm
  • 23rd May Blandford Lodge, G09 1-2pm
  • 24th May Blandford Lodge, G09 1-2pm

For an alternative appointment to those listed above, please email the CQSD TEL team (places limited).

Digital Accessibility Event: Ally Road Tour, 8 May

The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team welcomed the Blackboard Ally Road Tour for a day of knowledge sharing. Members of the University were recorded discussing accessibility issues for broadcast at the upcoming 2019 European T&L Blackboard Conference. You can watch the recordings on the TEL blog. Summary of the day:

  • 30 UoR staff participated in a talk and an interactive workshop, exploring Universal Design for Learning. See #inclusiveRDG for coverage.
  • Round table discussions highlighted how the university is responding to challenges and opportunities presented by inclusive teaching practices.
  • UoR students and academic staff shared their individual experiences using assistive learning technologies and exploring digital accessibility in STEM subjects.

For more information or ideas on developing inclusive teaching and learning approaches, visit the CQSD Engaging Everyone webpages or browse the T&L Exchange for case studies.

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