Autumn Conferences 2017


Date: 01/12/2017

Location: Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun Street Manchester M1 3AE


Date: 08/12/2017

Location: Holiday Inn Regents Park Carburton Street London W1W 5EE


NADP Autumn Conferences: ICT for Inclusion

 

Inclusive education as an approach implies that the educational environment is designed so that the whole of the student body is facilitated to learn together with appropriate support. This can only be possible in a flexible system that is adapted to meet the needs of our diverse student communities.

A range of information and communication technologies (ICT) have the potential to enhance the flexibility of approach by academic staff in their teaching methods and to enhance the learning of disabled students in our increasingly inclusive universities.

However, reaching that potential requires cultural change; knowledge of the available technologies; effective use of this; and careful planning and policy-making, both at departmental and higher management levels within the university.

The aim of the ‘ICT for Inclusion’ conference is to provide delegates with:

  • An overview of the important issues to be addressed when considering and implementing assistive ICTs
  • Examples of some of the assistive technologies used successfully in our universities currently, so that staff can return to their organisations well informed on best practice in the sector
  • Supportive strategies on how to influence, inform and assist disabled students, academic staff and management in their choice of the most suitable technologies to use

The social model of disability observes that systemic barriers, purposeful or inadvertent negative attitudes and exclusion by society are the ultimate factors defining disability.

It is NADP’s core belief that knowledgeable, specialist disability and inclusivity staff are well-placed to influence change in attitude and perception in their organisations. This conference will assist practitioners in this crucial work.

Draft Programme

Please note that it may be necessary to change this programme and all current details will be displayed here. The titles of sessions are a preliminary idea of what the presentation will offer.

09:15 – 9:45 Registration & Welcome Drinks
09:45 – 10:00 Welcome and Introduction – Paddy Turner
10:00 – 11:00 Robert McLaren, Manager of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Assistive Technology
11:00 – 12:00 Refreshments and stalls
12:00 – 13:00 Atif Choudhury & Adam Hyland, Diversity & Ability – An overview of the important issues to be addressed when considering and implementing assistive ICTs
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and stalls
14:00 – 15:00 EA Draffan & Abi James, University of Southampton – Assisting students to choose Suitable Technologies
15:00 – 16:00 Alistair Veal, Brunel University – Implementing technological support in the university
16:00 onwards Networking, stalls and refreshments to take with you

Exhibitors

We do not usually have stalls/exhibitors at our day conferences but we want delegates to be able to have experience of a wide range of technologies so we are approaching companies who wish to showcase their products.

Please contact the NADP Office on admin@nadp-uk.org if you are interested in supporting NADP in this way.

Bookings

Please be aware that we have limited places at these day conferences and book early!

Bookings Page

Early Bird booking rate closes at midnight on 3rd November 2017

Members £170 early-bird (£195 normal rate)

Non-members £200 early-bird (£215 normal rate)