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Formal Launch of Accessibility Awareness Week & Live Panel Discussion: How UDL and accessibility intersect to improve learning access and reduce barriers for students. - Gallery view
Tracy Galvin
18:37
Welcome everyone and thanks for having me to share this space on such an important topic. There is a sign language interpreter in the session if anyone needs to pin Lisa’s video.
Fiona O'Riordan
20:51
Love Tracy's background, is it virtual or is it your garden room?
Tracy Galvin
22:45
Thanks Fiona it is a screen, wishing I was in the South of France. ;)
Fiona O'Riordan
23:01
:-)
Mark Glynn
27:45
One of the new features for Loop this year will allow to a lecturer to identify accessibility issues with their course pages but also easily fix them
Barbara Dignam
28:28
This will be an excellent feature Mark, thanks to all involved in making this happen!
Mark Glynn
28:51
Furthermore students will have the opportunity to download their documents in a different format of their choice
Mark Glynn
29:53
Thanks Barbara - “find, fix and future proof” - that’s they supportive approach that we want to implement
Anna Logan
33:48
Agree @Suzanne- tolerance of error is essential
Mark Glynn
35:11
Embedding it in normal everyday conversation and practice is so important in terms of building a culture of accessibility and inclusion
Suzanne Stone
36:16
The QUB accessibility toolkit is excellent https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/digitallearning/Accessibility/
Suzanne Stone
37:30
Particularly the guideline to creating accessible digital resources THRIVES https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/digitaldevelopment/wp-content/uploads/sites/270/2018/06/QUB-Accessibility-THRIVES.pdf
Mark Glynn
41:30
Oe of the positives of the pandemic is the increase in awareness/consideration of accessibility. Hopefully we can build on this awareness when we return to the new normal
Mark Glynn
48:21
The National Forum are running that UDL badge in the new academic year and we will be running our own iteration of this course early 2022. So you will have options to participate
Mark Glynn
50:17
One small change is the tagline for our workshops this week
Mark Glynn
52:22
The book from Tom and Kirsten that Tracey referred to https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KJMB5JV/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1/257-8869383-5682035
Claire Bohan
52:42
The Disability Service also does wonderful work with our students to help them navigate their way through their university learning experience - and embeds the UDL approach into their practices.
Mark Glynn
53:43
A link to the service in DCU https://www.dcu.ie/disability
Fiona O'Riordan
54:21
Really delighted to hear a common theme from this panel i.e. demystify UDL by talking to others, and using elements of the framework.
Fiona O'Riordan
55:08
I think we are resource rich, and time poor.
Mark Glynn
55:23
@Fiona, we are all still learning and have a culture that encouraged people to ask questions we inevitably will be successful
Mark Glynn
57:14
For those of you that don’t know H5P is a feature that we have available in Loop to which enables you to create interactive learning content
Karina Curley
57:39
The work of TEU and, especially the Sipping Point forum has provided valuable learning experiences and opportunities to share - thank you.
Mark Glynn
58:59
Question to anyone on the panel -What is the best thing that you have done to make an impact with regards to improving accessibility, ideally something we could replicate
Matthew Waters
59:24
Thankyou to the panel for this very important discussion. Looking forward to the rest of the week.
Kate Lister
01:03:11
Oh! And one other thing we're proud of - we have a survey measuring accessibility practices and perceptions in staff, it goes out every 2 years. That way we can identify where people need more support :)
Mark Glynn
01:03:46
@Kate I’d be interested in a copy of the questions from that survey if possible
Claire Bohan
01:03:53
I'd love to see an accessibility / UDL audit done across the whole institution - classroom, admin services, support etc. The students / staff interact with learning in so many ways, UDL has to be interpreted very broadly.
Kate Lister
01:04:00
Sure - we have a paper, I'll get the link
Kate Lister
01:04:34
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13511610.2020.1828048
Mark Glynn
01:04:35
@Claire - what is stopping us from doing it
Karina Curley
01:07:09
We also need more UDL champions across the University. Kate referred to having champions in different areas.
Claire Bohan
01:08:11
@Mark - I think more guidance in what that would look like 'outside of the classroom' - practical, tangible guidelines that can be easily and quickly implemented.
Kate Lister
01:10:25
https://ourjourney.ac.uk/
Fiona O'Riordan
01:11:24
Have to run to another meeting. But massive thanks to the full panel, to Karen a great chair, to Suzanne for organising the event, and to the insightful questions being posed.
Mark Glynn
01:11:45
Huge thank you to Lisa Dunne that has been providing sign language translation seamlessly keeping up with all face paced conversation that has happened over the last hour
Barbara Dignam
01:11:50
A group of students at Maynooth University designed an app to gather accessibility data of buildings around the world - it's a fantastic app: AccessEarth
Ann Marie Farrell
01:11:56
Apologies ... I need to leave. Many thanks to all for today's session - very interesting.
David Kennedy
01:12:01
https://www.dcu.ie/teu/engaging-students-through-asynchronous-teaching https://www.dcu.ie/teu/edge-discovery-podcast-series a case study and podcast on my implementation of UDL in an online environment - might be helpful
Lisa Donaldson
01:12:02
A great session - many thanks to all the speakers!
Claire Bohan
01:12:05
And there is a way-finding app in the making in DCU!
Kate Lister
01:12:10
Thank you everyone!
Anna Logan
01:12:13
Thanks for a great discussion
Catherine Gallagher
01:12:18
Thank you!
Suzanne Stone
01:12:20
Thanks everyone
Claire Bohan
01:12:22
Super session, thank you!
Evelyn Kelleher
01:12:24
Thank you
Orla Nic Aodha
01:12:24
Thanks everyone - great session
Mark Likeman
01:12:29
Thank you to all of the panel. A really fantastic session, and discussion.