The process of implementing a disability specific curriculum for students with blindness and low vision throughout Australia

Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 (2022) The process of implementing a disability specific curriculum for students with blindness and low vision throughout Australia. 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

Despite increased innovations in technology, and improved attitudes of employers to people with disability, only 24% of people with blindness and low vision are in full-time employment. The Vision Australia Certificates in Access Technology delivered online ensure people with blindness and low vision have equitable access to preparation for employment. By participating in these certificates, students are able to develop the skills required to access information, the environment, social interactions and personal wellbeing. This project shows how industry can work with stakeholders to make a difference to future generations.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
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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 04:51
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 13:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: blindness and low vision, employment, participation, access
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48578

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