The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic led to multiple challenges across all levels of education. Many of these challenges centred around the provision of accessible and inclusive online education for people with disability.
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training surveyed disability practitioners from the tertiary sector to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their delivery practices, the students they support and on teaching and learning. There were 18 recommendations. These form the basis of the resulting guidelines that were written by a team of disability, accessibility and education design specialists working at the coalface during COVID-19.
ONLINE LEARNING IMPACTS AND CHALLENGES
USING CAPTIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS FOR ONLINE DELIVERY
VIDEOCONFERENCING APPLICATIONS THAT SUPPORT CAPTIONS AND
LECTURE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY THAT SUPPORTS CAPTIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS
SPEECH-TO-TEXT AND MOBILE TRANSLATION APPLICATIONS
ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT
SIGN LANGUAGE AND INTERPRETERS
Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and is hosted by the University of Tasmania.