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TechAbility Conference 2018

October 16th, 2018

This one-day conference, delivered by Natspec, is for anyone wishing to improve and expand their Assistive Technology provision for their learners.  With a focus on increasing skills and knowledge across the FE sector it is designed to enable leaders, managers and practitioners to choose the right solutions for learners and provide an environment which supports AT to deliver education and training outcomes.

Accessibility guru Alistair McNaught (JISC) is delivering a keynote entitled: Inside the Onion – Peeling Back the Layers of Accessible Practice

Date

October 16, 2018

Venue

Solihull, UK

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Program information and details on how to register are available at the Natspec website.

Easy Access: Building Bridges for Better Access to Information, Leipzig

June 13th, 2018

For visually impaired and blind students and teachers the availability of accessible study materials is the precondition of academic success. This one day symposium, organized by the DAISY Consortium and the Equal Opportunities Office University of Leipzig and Deutsche Zentralbücherei für Blinde (DZB), will focus on the important topics of creating an “inclusive university” in a practical way and discussing possibilities of accessible publishing of and access to study materials.

Date

June 13, 2018

Venue

Leipzig, Germany

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Further information including registration details can be found at the DZB website

Ensuring the Accessibility of all Learning Content

Photograph of Rick Johnson, author of this articleRick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy at Vital Source has written an incisive article for the latest issue of Research information, focusing on what is required during this time of “dramatic change” for accessibility in learning content. Read the full article on their website

https://www.researchinformation.info/news/analysis-opinion/ensuring-accessibility-all-learning-content.

Rick Johnson will be presenting a number of sessions at the CSUN Assitive Technology Conference in March 2018 with George Kerscher, Chief Innovations Officer within the DAISY Consortium.