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Friday, January 10 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
2.5 Practical Actions for Accessibility: Doing what's under your control to make your classroom better

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Small, practical actions can go a long way to support your students’ needs and respect your students’ diversity.

Many university students encounter barriers that make it difficult to access their education. We can help reduce these barriers.

In this session, we will consider issues that students may face in the university environment, with discussion of disability, language fluency, life experience, and more. We will explore specific barriers students may experience in the classroom, while recognising how these challenges may result from the methods in which education is typically delivered. We will determine what elements of these methods are actually under our control as TAs, and devise practical ways to make classrooms, and education, more accessible. We will identify remarkably simple, everyday ‘best practices’ to implement throughout our work, which will benefit all of our students.


Friday January 10, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm PST
DAC Thompson

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