1 October 2014: e-Assessment for all - from rhetoric to realities

Presenters: Abi James - Chair British Dyslexia Association, consultant Assistive Learning, UK

Alistair McNaught - Senior advisor, Jisc TechDis, UK

Paul Nisbet - Senior Research Fellow and Joint Coordinator of CALL Scotland, UK.

Hosted by Dr Mathew Hillier, University of Queensland, Australia starting 07:00AM UST/GMT. Duration 54 Minutes.

Around 10% of learners have print disabilities ranging from dyslexia to visual impairment or difficulties handling hard copy print. E-Assessment should offer new opportunities for disabled learners to compete on a level playing field but too often weaknesses in assessment design or delivery result in needless barriers. Using a range of examples from formal to informal assessment this session explored some of the key facets of accessible assessment, how awarding bodies in the UK are working with advocacy groups to tackle the issues as well as the particular issues of making maths and science notation accessible.

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