Member Webinars

The idea of these webinars is that we can support each other by sharing knowledge and experience as well as enhancing CPD opportunities for our members.

Please note that the views, information, or opinions expressed during the interviews and conference presentations are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of NADP.

Members-Only Webinars in 2023

Upcoming Webinars

1. Understanding the interaction of competence standards and reasonable adjustments in further and higher education (CPD Accredited)

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Wednesday 1st February 2023

Hosted by Harriet Cannon and Alice Speller.

Please sign into the website and then click this link to navigate to the members’ area for more information (including pre-reading material) and to book your place.

You will be able to complete the feedback form after the event with a short reflection on your thoughts about the webinar in order to receive a certificate and official CPD points accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

Past Webinars

Members-only webinars in 2022

1. Decolonising Disability Services (CPD Accredited)

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This webinar was held on Wednesday 25th May 2022 and hosted by Rachel Davies. Please navigate to the members’ area to access the recording and transcript. If you would like to receive official CPD points and a certificate, please complete the feedback form with a short reflection on your thoughts about the webinar.

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2. Information Event – Abrahart vs University of Bristol ruling

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This webinar was held on Monday 6th June at 13:00-14:30 for Heads of Service or their representatives to examine the findings of Judge Ralton in the Abrahart vs University of Bristol County Court judgement. This case clearly has hugely significant implications for HE providers and possibly other types of education provider too. The webinar attendees created a list of questions which were presented to our legal advisers. The resulting document is available on our publications page.

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3. New and Recently Appointed Disability Advisers

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NADP were delighted to welcome new and recently appointed disability practitioners at any level to the new ‘Members’ Lunchtime Networking’ on Wednesday 21st September 2022 in a lunchtime slot from 12:30 to 13:30.

The event was hosted by Caroline Huntley, Chair of NADP, with Brian Lutchmiah from Diversity and Ability who is a past Chair of NADP. Members of the office team were also there to assist attendees to understand how to get the best out of their NADP membership.’

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4. Oral Presentations and Assessment in Higher Education – what are the barriers and what does inclusive practice look like?

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The webinar focused on assessed oral presentations and inclusive practice. The webinar covered research, student experiences and the recently published guide by the British Stammering Association (Stamma), Stammerers Through University Consultancy (STUC) and London South Bank University. It also covered evidence-based good practice, including reasonable adjustment recommendations and discussions on how practitioners and institutions can develop inclusive assessment and equal opportunities.

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Members-Only Webinars in 2021

1. Working Effectively online with Autistic University Students

This webinar was held on Tuesday 30th March 2021. Please navigate to the members’ area to access the recording and transcript.

2. 20th Anniversary of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA)

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This webinar was held on Wednesday 15th September 2021. Please navigate to the members area of the website to access the recording and transcript.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA) established legal rights for disabled students in pre- and post-16 education.The Act introduced the right for disabled students not to be discriminated against in education, training and any services provided wholly or mainly for students, and for those enrolled on courses provided by ‘responsible bodies’, including further and higher education institutions and sixth form colleges.

Additional Material

Mark Pimm is the Disability Service Manager at Birkbeck, University of London. Mark approached NADP with the proposal that we should organise a celebration for the 20th anniversary of SENDA. We thought this was a great idea and Mark has produced a fabulous podcast for you all to listen to in preparation for the webinar. Mark is blind and studied at university during the period of the introduction of SENDA. Follow the link for the podcast and the transcription: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1776590/9122896

Pat Keaveney is dyslexic and studied at school and university pre-SENDA and during its inception. Talking with Jo Wrigley, he describes his experiences at school and university during this important period of time. Follow the link for the podcast and the transcription:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1776590/9152576

Lord David Blunkett is currently a Member of the House of Lords but, as Education Secretary, he provided large scale investment in universities including supporting their initiatives to increase disability support and establishing the Disability Rights Commission. Lord Blunkett has recorded a video as a welcome to the webinar.

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