In July 2021, the partners of the Inclusive University Digital Education (InclUDE) project came together online to launch their 15-month project, which will promote the accessibility and inclusivity of Higher Education organisations.
The InclUDE project aims to promote the realisation of accessible and inclusive higher education opportunities for students with special educational needs. To achieve this goal the project has three key aims:
- To provide an easy way to search and access free and open tools for online accessibility.
- To create a practical, step-by-step resource that guides lecturers through setting up online teaching sessions that are accessible to a wide range of students.
- To create guidelines of considerations that can help lecturers to make their teaching scheduling and practice more inclusive.
- Higher Education lecturers -who are the main beneficiaries of project’s repository of online tools and guidelines on accessibility and inclusion.
- Students - who will benefit from lecturers using best practices in online teaching.
- Support service providers- who will also be able to us the project’s repository of online tools and guidelines on accessibility and inclusion to support education institutions to become more inclusive.
- HE professionals and administrators.
- Teachers from other fields (e.g. schools, adult education, VET).
- Creation of online Web Repository of existing digital access tools
- Development of guidelines for accessible online teaching
- Development of guidelines for inclusive online teaching that will address considerations for teaching practice that don't fall under the category of legally mandated accommodations, but can facilitate attendance and participation for students with a range of challenges.
- Release of Policy Recommendations for inclusive and accessible higher education organisations.
- Coordinator: University of Wolverhampton (UK)
- Universitaet Klagenfurt (Austria)
- Universite Rennes II (France)
- European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (Belgium)
Funding agreement 2020-1-UK01-KA226-HE-094428