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

Update: Slides/handouts for the conferences will be available on the members’ area of the website by Friday 24th November – non-members will receive an email outlining the process to obtain the material. It would be really useful if you could bring a phone, tablet or laptop with you so that you can look up tools during sessions.

Delegates’ booklet and travel arrangements (please note that a paper copy of this booklet will be available at registration on the day)

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.


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 -The Proof is in the Pudding- Why measuring the impact of assistive technology is core to the future of inclusive practice
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


The booking deadline was Friday 1st December

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

Members £195 normal rate

Non-members £215 normal rate


NADP would like to thank our generous sponsors who have taken stalls at this event. Please click on the logos for more information:

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