So, my foundation year at university is complete. It’s not been easy, and I’ve hit many access issues along the way – but I’ve come out stronger.[Read more…] about Reflecting on my past year at University
So, I’m currently at the Adept UK conference in bonnie Scotland. During one of the presentations, recorded lectures was very briefly touched upon, and how will it be made accessible to d/Deaf or HoH students. Coincidentally, I was asked very recently by UCLan for my views on the topic, which I wrote a four page long report. I had initially planned to release the report tonight; but now is a good enough time as any.[Read more…] about The impact of learning events being recorded
In lectures and seminars, you may be showing some form of visual media; whether it be from Youtube, Vimeo, Social Networks or even a DVD. Having subtitles available is not only good for deaf students, but good for everyone.[Read more…] about The importance of subtitles in Education
So, for those of you don’t have me on Facebook, then you won’t know the latest debacle at uni… as in the problems that we are having with media that’s shown in lectures and it not being accessible to deaf people.
So, how are universities, right now, all across the country (including the one I attend) failing their d/Deaf students, and yet at the same time proudly state that they are “are fully committed to enabling access to all individuals who seek to benefit from our educational activities”?[Read more…] about How Universities are failing their d/Deaf students
So for those of you that know me, I’ve been constantly on UCLan SU‘s shoulder regarding accessibility across Pulse and SU in general. It began way back when I first started, and is still going on now; and we’re in semester 2.
Promises get made, and then broken. Quite frankly, I’ve had enough. Let me tell you why…
As a deaf person, SU content is pretty much not accessible – I’ve spoken with past students, and they’ve said it’s the way it has always been. It’s taken me going backwards and forwards reminding them of things like subtitles on their media content (as well as reminding them to book interpreters for me) – and promises get made, and ultimately broken, again. This last one now has royally got my back up.[Read more…] about Head, meet brick wall – UCLan Student’s Union