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Lightning Session

Each presentation during the Lightning Session will be six minutes, using a maximum of six slides. These rapid fire presentations will serve as a great introduction to projects, resources and approaches to inclusive education design across the sector.  

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Student Project on the wheelchair accessibility of university buildings

At Utrecht University, a group of students started a project in which the accessibility of university buildings is assessed. The students went through all buildings with a wheelchair and formulated recommendations for the university on how to improve the accessibility of each building. This resulted in adjustments at certain buildings.

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Ellen van Veen

Dutch Expert Centre on Inclusive Education (ECIO)

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Renate Bosman

Universiteit Utrecht

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Denise Langreder

Universiteit Utrecht

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TCDSense – The Trinity Sensory Processing Project

TCDSense - The Trinity Sensory Processing Project is an ambitious development which aims to make Trinity more inclusive, by creating a variety of different sensory environments to meet the needs of all students and staff across the various Trinity campuses.

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Kieran Lewis

Senior Occupational Therapist, Trinity College Dublin

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Jessica Doyle

Trinity College Dublin

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Declan Treanor

Director Disability Service, Trinity College Dublin; Chair of DAWN

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Inclusion in the DNA of CHARM-EU - strategies for inclusion of universities in the 21st century

Equality, diversity and inclusion continue to be incorporated very differently into the structures, policies and practices of HEIs. Showcasing the CHARM-EU Alliance and Master’s Programme, this session outlines a framework of critical questions reflecting on how HEIs can update governance models, strategies and management structures to remain inclusive, innovative 21st-century universities.

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Agnes Sarolta Fazekas

Eötvös Loránd University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs, Budapest, Hungary

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Derina Johnson

Trinity College Dublin

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Blended learning – a new learning path for young people with intellectual disability

My Blossom Channel Blended learning model is a new and successful way to teach important life skills to young people with intellectual disabilities. This presentation will elaborate on important aspects of blended earning approach which makes it successful, and present research results on teaching assertiveness skills to young people with ID.

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Imelda Fitzpatrick

Blossom Ireland

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Maja Trninic

Blossom Ireland

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Microsoft | Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education

Technology has established a mainstream role in society, and the ability to understand and embrace this phenomenon represents an opportunity to shape society on a global scale. It’s through this lens Microsoft focuses its mission: empowering every student, educator, and institution of today to create the world of tomorrow. The pandemic has highlighted a need for a focus on accessibility and inclusiveness. Technology must be inclusively designed, and the hardware and software must work together for an inclusive student experience and equity for all.

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Cathal O’Connor

Microsoft Ireland and part-time PhD student in UCD

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