In order to highlight the need for accessible online teaching resources for students with disabilities, the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is holding a conference to help ensure that they can reach their full potential.
Taking place on April 7th, the day-long event will focus on the issues faced by students who are often unable to utilise their IT skills due to a disability.
This may be because they are either not able to use the ‘conventional’ classroom facilities or because the online learning tools haven’t been designed or implemented correctly.
Hoping to engage students, IT professionals and academics, the event will examine current issues faced by IT students and collaborate together to create recommendations and solutions to such problems.
A range of speakers will also share their experience in creating inclusive educational environments.
Focus will mostly be centred on computing and information science and technology within higher and further education although the problems encountered by students with disabilities are endemic across education.
Delegates at the BCS event will share experiences and produce recommendations for improvements and actions in two key areas: best practice in providing accessible course materials, and training the next generation of IT professionals in best practice for making IT systems truly accessible.
Chair of BCS digital accessibility specialist group, David Rippon, comments: “Digital accessibility aims to match the needs of people with various disabilities to online teaching resources provided in a suitable form.
“Sometimes, a minor change in a piece of software can make the difference between disabled students being unable to use it at all - to them utilising the computer program to complete a piece of coursework unaided.
“This conference aims to give guidance to current computing and IT students to make sure materials are properly designed for students with disabilities so they may reach their full potential.”
Posted by Jesus Garcia on 7th March 2016
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