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NILTA Technical Conference - Practical Steps to Accessibility

This conference focuses on the practical steps that the post-16 sector can take to implement quality provision. The speakers have been involved in the everyday battle to strive for the best for the students requiring services from the sector. Keynote speakers will provide briefings on current issues which will be supported by practical examples and solutions.

The format of this event will consist of keynote, breakout sessions and discussion to assist the practitioner and strategic manager to engage accessibility issues in the post-16 sector.

There will also be a small exhibition of new technologies.

The conference is aimed at: Senior ICT Managers, ILT Directors, ILT Champions, Technical Support Staff, Web Systems Administrators, Inclusive Learning Co-ordinators and Senior staff responsible for ICT facilities in the Post-16 Community.

Sessions include:
"The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent: College Websites and Accessibility” by Allan Sutherland, FE Co-ordinator, TechDIS.

“What can we do in a College?” by Clare Killen, IT Co-ordinator, Newbury College and Ellen Lessner, ILT Champion, Abingdon & Witney College.

“Effective Inclusion of Blind and Partially Sighted People in Web-based Activities” by Zoe Neuman, ICT Development Officer, Post-16 Education, RNIB.

“RNID – Practical and Audible” by Michael Wassell, Equipment Adviser (Education), RNID.

“Accessability in Practice” by John Sewell, Karten Open Learning Centre Co-ordinator, National Star College.

“Making Ourselves Clear to People with a Learning Disability” by Rachel Hughes, Accessible Communications Officer, Mencap.

“The Cybrarian Project: Opening the Door to Content” by Atul Sharda, e-Learning Adviser, DfES.

“Access for Students with Limited Physical Abilities in the Classroom” by John Sewell, Karten Open Learning Centre Co-ordinator, National Star College.

Date: 29 April, 2003
Venue: The Centennial Centre, Birmingham, UK
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