February 2015
From all of us at ADCET we wish you a happy and successful 2015.
 
We will be sending out our newsletter each month to keep you up to date with relevant news from across the post-secondary education sector. The newsletter will inform you about new content we have developed as well as showcase a disability practitioner from the sector.   We also just want to remind you that ADCET is there and can provide you with a wealth of information to support you in your role.
 
ADCET is continuing to grow and change and we can only do this through your help.  We are keen to promote good practice, new ideas and research that will inform and improve the sector and the outcomes for students with disability in  post-secondary education.   
 
Please email us with any ideas and news items  you would like us to share. We also welcome your feed-back.
 
We hope you enjoy this newsletter and we will catch you again in March
 
Warm regards,
 
Darlene and Jane and the rest of the ADCET Team

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Send in details of new websites and resources that are relevant to the sector and are not on ADCET - you will be put in the draw to win a $300 Coles Myer gift voucher.
Send details to:  adcet.admin@utas.edu.au

Disability Practitioner in the spotlight: Matt Salas

Making small steps matter in big places
Matt Salas

 New Content

Disability Specific Adjustments

Determining adjustments for students with disability requires careful consideration and care.  ADCET have attempted to provide Disability practitioners with some suggests around the adjustments that can be implemented.  We acknowledge that each person's experience of  disability is different and that this is not a comprehensive list of disability or learning adjustments, but we hope it will be a useful starting point for your work with students and staff.  
 
http://www.adcet.edu.au/disability-practitioner/reasonable-adjustments/Disability-Specific-Adjustments/
 

   Webinar

Learning Access Plans: What are we learning?

Merrin McCracken  and Jackie Weinman present their findings on a survey they sent out to Disability Practitioners from across the sector. This was a trial into using live captioning with webinar technology. Captioning by Bradley reporting. http://www.adcet.edu.au/disability-practitioner/#webinar

  Latest Resources

 
The Get Ready for Study and Work - Student Workbook is based on ten top tips for young people with disability and contains information, contacts and activities to help students make a successful transition from school into tertiary study, work or post school programs. It is relevant for students with disability across Australia and contains specific information and links for each state or territory.  http://www.uws.edu.au/ndco/getreadytoptips
Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities was developed by University of Canberra and aims to increase awareness and understanding of the Disability Standards for Education among individuals, families and communities throughout Australia.
http://resource.dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/

 Blog posts on ADCET....

"The Look"


The long and ongoing misuse of disability parking spaces is still one of the most discussed, high profile issues affecting people with disabilities. A recently set up Facebook page entitled "The Australian Disability Parking Wall of Shame' has aimed to name and shame able bodied people by posting photos of the offender's vehicles who have disregarded obvious signage and laws to park in clearly marked designated disability parking spaces. (read more...)

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 Latest Events

Assistive Technology in the Workplace for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

An Assistive Technology workshop for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing will be held 19 March, 2015 at Deakin University City Centre. Learn about some innovative and simple solutions offered by the internet and technology. This workshop will be presented by experts in the field - Barney Lund, Andrew Willis and Melissa Lowrey.

 Latest News

Study Finds Postsecondary Programs Boost Outcomes Individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend postsecondary programs are finding greater success in the job market than those who do not pursue further education, a new study suggests

NCSEHE Roundup This NCSEHE edition includes news on: Does accelerating access to higher education lower its quality? The Australian experience; FactCheck: is tertiary education of private benefit?  Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States

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