Improving accessibility in the classroom

The focus of the Atlas programme this Summer Term is accessibility in learning and teaching – how can we, as teachers and lecturers, teach in ways that cater to a range of needs and requirements? We focus on four aspects of accessibility - digital accessibility, disability, neurodivergence, and social class. The series features synchronous events and asynchronous courses led by experts from the LSE and beyond. 


a unique place to exchange ideas and share experience with other scholars...this forum fills that gap by allowing for open, sincere discussions about our teaching and how to make it better

 

Digital accessibility in practice

We invite colleagues to attend the “Digital accessibility in practice” workshop to discuss their practices and the challenges of creating and maintaining digitally accessible content in their teaching. We ask colleagues to view the Digital Accessibility Moodle guidance in advance of the session: https://moodle.lse.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8014. The aim of this workshop is to follow up on the guidance and discuss how this has been applied to their work and also, to discuss a series of teaching scenarios focussed on digital accessibility.We invite colleagues to attend the “Digital accessibility in practice” workshop to discuss their practices and the challenges of creating and maintaining digitally accessible content in their teaching. We ask colleagues to view the Digital Accessibility Moodle guidance in advance of the session: https://moodle.lse.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8014. The aim of this workshop is to follow up on the guidance and discuss how this has been applied to their work and also, to discuss a series of teaching scenarios focussed on digital accessibility.

 

Tuesday 15 November (10.30-12pm), sign up here.

“Which door should I enter through?”: race and disability in higher education

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives” (Audre Lorde, 1984, 138).

Staff and students have multiple identities and therefore will face multiple levels of challenges and exclusion in the university. This raises questions for staff and students who identify as disabled and racialised.

In this session Dr Amita Bhakta will discuss their paper “Which door should I go through?” (In)visible intersections of race and disability in the academy’ . This will be followed with a discussion on how the intersections of race and disability are experienced in the classroom and consider how we as educators can better interrogate our practice and understanding of intersectionality facilitated by Dr Amita Bhakta and Dr Akile Ahmet.

 

Wednesday 18 January (2-3.30pm), sign up here.



Understanding neurodiversity in the classroom

Description and date coming soon.

 

 

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