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The Disability Professionals’ Forum meets once per term and is open to anyone at the University of Oxford who has a role in supporting disabled students. Each session includes: a focus on a particular aspect or issue in disability support, an update from the Disability Advisory Service, and an opportunity for networking and discussion. Email disability@admin.ox.ac.uk if you would like to join the mailing list and receive the event information.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning promotes an inclusive approach to education, and its face-to-face and online courses and resources will be helpful to academic teaching staff who wish to enhance their skills and reflect on their pedagogical approach.

  • Guidance on accessibility in teaching and learning – short guides on how to make teaching resources more accessible and inclusive.
  • CTL is developing a number of online courses, with an Inclusive Practice online course launching in Michaelmas Term 2020.
  • The DPhil Supervision at Oxford course includes a section on how supervisors can support students with disabilities and promotes an inclusive approach to supervision. There are two versions of the course, one for those in Humanities or Social Sciences, and one for MPLS and Medical Sciences.

The Counselling Service and the Disability Advisory Service may be able to offer bespoke training in specific areas relating to disability and student mental health to departments and colleges on request.

These workshops, run by a digital learning technologist, are targeted at all students and staff who would like to know more about creating content that is inclusive and accessible. Some of the sessions also focus on useful digital tools for both staff and students (e.g. mind-mapping software, speech-to-text software). Details of up-coming sessions can be found on the Digiknow blog.

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