Reflection for 2 Star Badge - Accessibility (Adopting)

Sally Betts
19th March 2020

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Accessibility (Adopting) by Sally Betts

Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

My background is teaching literacy and numeracy in an FE College. I now deliver digital technologies training and support to staff teaching across the curriculum and the FE and Skills sector. My learners include teachers, trainers, learning support assistants and just like any learners in the classroom they too have inclusion needs including dyslexia, visual and hearing impairments and physical... more

How did you use the learning from this module in your teaching context?

Just because my learner group are teachers rather than FE students doesn't mean that they don't have accessibility needs and the venues I deliver in don't have differing access to digital technologies. But I know you can be creative and engaging with very few technologies, as shown by the blog posts from this HOLEX Techlearn project which... more

What worked well?

The webinar is running next week but I hope to find that the participants recognise the relevance to them and when in breakout room discussions participants will take their discussions further than they might in a mixed group e.g. mixing those working in offender learning with those who use VR as a tool when delivering welding apprenticeships.

What would you do differently next time?

Not everyone answered my two additional questions, so I need to make sure the questions are clear/understandable, and that they are not optional.

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