Sarah Lewthwaite will be a panellist and presenter at the
forthcoming Ed-IT International Network Symposium in Milton Keynes on the 12th June. The Network focuses on Disabled students, ICT, post-compulsory education & employment. Sarah will be speaking about the pedagogy of accessibility education, amongst key names in the field, including David Sloan (The Paciello Group), EA Draffan (University of Southampton) and Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington).
The Ed-ICT International network has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust and spans the UK, Canada, US, Germany and the US. It’s aim has been to explore the role that ICTs—including computers, mobile devices, assistive technologies, online learning, and social networking sites—play or could play in creating barriers and mitigating disadvantages that students with disabilities in post-compulsory education experience both generally and specifically in relation to social, emotional and educational outcomes. The network has also examined how practices of educators and other stakeholders can craft successful and supportive relationships between learners with disabilities and ICT. This event is the final symposium, following international events in Seattle, Montreal, Tel Aviv and Hagen.