I recently attended a disabled student-led panel session, organised by Warwick Enable and Autism at Warwick, where students shared their experiences and challenges studying at Warwick. I also attended an Echo360 Webinar in which Dr Emily Nordmann shared evidence from research around student attendance when lectures were recorded. In particular, disproving the myth that students […]
Read More A little less suspicion, a little more trust
“[I]t’s all very well intentioned, but” are words that haunt me. These are the words of one of our students with accessibility needs reflecting the support they have been given by our University. The words have haunted me ever since because I am one of a few people trying to champion accessibility and I am […]
Read More It’s very well intentioned, but…
Every so often, a new regulation comes in to being that scares the sh*t out of everyone. *GDPR flashback*. We rush around to make sure we’re compliant, when what we really want, is long term changes in practice, attitudes and behaviours. In this post, I’m going to look at the most recent tear stain on […]
Read More Change vs. Compliance
Let me start by saying the title of this blog in no way represents my feelings towards disability. I simply used it as a cheap and tawdry device to draw attention to an issue which is often overlooked. I attended a fantastic training session last week called Dis-ability Confident facilitated by Clare Mclaughlin. I must confess to some […]
Read More Disabled? I’m not. So what?