Spotlight on Dr Luis Perez

Luis Perez

Dr Luis Perez is an educator, author, presenter and inclusive learning consultant with a passion for accessibility and universal design. Dr Perez is losing his sight due to retinitis pigmentosa. He is also a keen photographer. Dr Perez believes that ‘today is the best time in history to be blind.’ You can follow Luis on Twitter @_luisfperez…Continue Reading Spotlight on Dr Luis Perez

Consistent teacher judgement of learning materials

C0-authors: Greg Alchin & Lisa Tonkin Introduction The core quality benchmarks for any learning material is that all learners are able to use and engage with the material on the same basis from the start.  This involves curating or creating resources that all learners can perceive, understand, and utilise to accomplish their educational goals. This process is underpinned by… Continue Reading Consistent teacher judgement of learning materialsContinue Reading Consistent teacher judgement of learning materials

Digital style guide

All digital education content (created / curated) must comply with the Disability Standards for Education. To achieve this, it must be discoverable and usable from the start by any learner to enable them actively participate on the same basis on the device of their choice.  Creation / curation All content and systems must meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2 (WCAG 2)… Continue Reading Digital style guideContinue Reading Digital style guide

Conditions of collaboration

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An essential skill of modern work and learning environments is the need to collaborate. There are many conversation tools that enable collaboration, but what are the mindsets and behaviour that builds collaboration? Listed below are the essential qualities to build a collaborative culture. Share a common goal or purpose Communicate easily with common vocabulary Have ownership Have… Continue Reading Conditions of collaborationContinue Reading Conditions of collaboration

Spotlight on Christopher Hills

Christopher Hills is an up and coming video editor who is not defined by his disability. Chris is an Apple Certified Pro Final Cut Pro X specialist and an Accessibility Ambassador. Chris calls himself a geek with cerebral palsy. He uses the inbuilt single switch access in his Mac Book Pro and iPad to run… Continue Reading Spotlight on Christopher HillsContinue Reading Spotlight on Christopher Hills

How to start collaborating among schools

The talk about modern literacies… about becoming a globally connected educator… and having your students collaborate with peers from around the world is great…. BUT how do you actually DO it? Let’s take a specific look at steps you can take to make it happen and look at plenty of examples of learning in and… Continue Reading How to start collaborating among schoolsContinue Reading How to start collaborating among schools

Understanding collaboration

More than ever, how we play, learn and work involves working with others to engage in meaningful productive activity. Collaboration enables us to share resources, ideas and perspectives, build consensus and achieve shared goals. As such it can increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving. Collaboration also allows us to… Continue Reading Understanding collaborationContinue Reading Understanding collaboration