Shining a light on disparities to access: the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on learning for students with blindness and low vision in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Cain, Melissa and Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 and Goodwin, Polly (2022) Shining a light on disparities to access: the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on learning for students with blindness and low vision in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. In: Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Conference: Inclusion and Access to Information in Our Changing World (2022), 16 May - 18 May 2022, Virtual conference.


Abstract

COVID-19 restrictions have had significant impacts on teaching and learning globally. A growing body of literature has been published on the experiences of students and teachers as they negotiate school closures and social restrictions. Much less has been published about the experiences of students with disability, and very little about students with blindness and low vision (BLV). These are presented as a series of six key catalysts or drivers for change over four stages of action; moving through times of crisis that necessitate remote teaching and learning or other fundamental shifts in practice due to crisis-driven changes.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 26 May 2022 03:20
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 13:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid, South Pacific, Blind and low vision
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390407 Inclusive education
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390411 Special education and disability
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160203 Inclusive education
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48574

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