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Author(s): Nuno Regadas
Alice Ribeiro
Title: Accessibility Course: Training Higher Education academics in the University of Porto
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Universities face new challenges as they have to deal with an increasing number of disabled students attending their curricula. In Portugal, Higher Education Institutions (HEI) are still not prepared, as teaching and non-teaching staff face serious difficulties interpreting accessibility guidelines, and are not aware of their important role for providing accommodations. This paper presents the findings of the first national initiative on a HEI to help implementing an inclusive curriculum. We developed a course on accessibility and observed that staff had little or no training on how to deal with disabled students, although they were willing to learn how to adapt their curricula to this new reality. In conclusion, new courses and workshops on accessibility will have to be developed within the U.Porto to reacha larger and more diverse audience and thus contributing to build a barrier free community where all students can feel included.
Subject: Tecnologia da informação, Ciências da educação, Ciências da educação
Information technology, Educational sciences, Educational sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais::Ciências da educação
Social sciences::Educational sciences
Source: ED-MEDIA
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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