Jennifer Harley is the University of Law’s teacher of the year 2018. As the University’s disability support service manager, she is responsible for ensuring that the students needing additional help feel welcome and supported at the university’s campuses. Here she shares some best practice on inclusivity for those working in the higher education sector.
Expert Resources: DSA
These are the items that relate to DSA found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Nov 2018
Blog Post | Oct 2018
How can disabled students get the right help from their university and how do they know if their uni is inclusive. Ian Carter, manager of student services at Brighton University, home to 24,000 students, has helped us put together some advice. He is vice chair of the NADP - the professional association for disability and inclusivity practitioners.
Blog Post | May 2018
AbilityNet accessibility blogger Robin Christopherson is excited by three incredible and fully accessible iOS apps that help with speedy typing, finding and ‘pinning’ interesting items for later and efficient audio editing.
Blog Post | Apr 2018
It's the time of year when students at every level of education exams are getting pretty serious about revision and exam preparation. We all have our own unique ways of managing the stress that exams can bring, but don’t forget technology can be a complete game changer.
Blog Post | Mar 2018
With more things vying for our attention these days we all may increasingly struggle to stay focused particularly in education. We discuss apps that can help.
Blog Post | Feb 2018
We use technology to enhance our lives every day by shopping online, keeping up to date with friends and making travel plans, but have you thought about using apps to look after your mental health?
Blog Post | Jan 2018
Now the festivities are over it's time for us all to start thinking about the year ahead. For most students it's time to get to work. Whether you've got a thesis, dissertation or a simple report to write, these student apps will help to maximise productivity, reduce procrastination and even improve the eloquence of your writing.1 Zotero This is particularly good for science students who need to reference, but good for anyone writing essays and thesis. Use it to collect, organise, speedily cite, and share your research sources.
Blog Post | Oct 2017
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released this month has promised ‘breakthroughs in creativity’ – offering options for mixed reality and faster broadcasting for gaming. But, the update - free until the end of the year - also offers several new and updated accessibility features.Here we offer a snapshot of those updates and what they offer disabled people.
Blog Post | Sep 2017
In the second part of our student apps blog series for uni starters, AbilityNet's DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) assessors Abbie Osborne and Adam Tweed give their top app ideas for disabled students. The first part, last week, looked at apps for focus and motivation. This time we look at some of the top apps to support students who are autistic, who have dyslexia and students who need help with processing and organisation.