Strategies for Success 2015

The International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that celebrates progress in breaking down barriers, opening doors, and realising an inclusive society for all. As part of this day, five well known educators and accessibility advocates share a series of seven shorttaster sessions on successful practical strategies to support a diverse range of learners reach their potential.

Listed below are are links to the video and resources from the day. Please note that this will be updated  as reources are submiited.

Topic 1: Using the iPad to support students with literacy difficulties

Presenter: Joe Allen
About: exploring the tools available on the iPad to help students with their reading and writing, including accessibility features and a range of apps that can ensure these students are accessing the curriculum and presenting what they understand in a variety of ways.
Give IT a go – Using technology effectively in the classroom.

Topic: iPads for communication support

Presenter: Gai Cross
About: An initial look at a couple of AAC apps that can be used to support learners needing to communicate through alternate means.Focus on  Proloquo2Go.


Topic: Accessibility and hearing impairment

Presenter: Michael Harrison
About: We will check out some of the accessibility features of iOS devices that may be useful for students with hearing impairment. We will also look at how to connect hearing devices to IWB and similar.


Topic: Flipping the tech!

Presenter: Greg Alchin
About: How to incorporate mainstream tech for inclusive and accessible. Examples include Aftershockz headphones, Belkin stages, cardboard boxes,

Session 5: – 12:10pm – 12:40pm

Topic: Creating accessible Word documents

Presenter: Fiona Thomas
About: How to use built in structures in Office program Word to create Accessible word documents for students with additional learning and support needs.
Inclusive of all devices that you can run Office Word on.

Topic: Literacy Support within Google Apps for Education

Presenter: Gai Cross
About: An overview of how Google extensions can be added to Chrome Browser to aid with reading and spelling. Focus on TextHelp Read, Write for Google.

Topic: Cracking the Code

Presenter: Greg Alchin
About: How to use simple intuitive coding apps as cross curricula tools for processing meaning and expressing understanding.


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