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Issue 3, April 2016

In Issue 3, amongst other things, we document the increasing move towards widening participation of students with disabilities in STEM careers. We hear from Tony Ward and his colleagues on an innovative web based resource tasked with widening the opportunities for students with disabilities within Electrical and Information Engineering.  Lisa Padden shares her work on supporting colleagues in putting the principles of universal design into practice in classrooms and lecture theatres and Nicole Ofiesh presents her research on cognitive processes and making exams more accessible.  This and much more into our latest edition which spans over 100 pages and features articles, illustrations and infographics from across the world. We hope you enjoy it! 

 Full Contents of Issue 3

  • Widening participation and supporting students in Electrical and Information Engineering
  • Engineering diversity: making placements real and meaningful
  • Can I bring my robot to work?
  • Connected voices in learning
  • An overview of a strengths-based approach to employment for individuals with disabilities
  • The career pathways transition to employment project: development, outcomes and future directions
  • National plan for equity of access to higher education 2015-2019
  • Universal Design for curriculum design
  • Learning differences: cognitive diversity and examinations in higher education: bringing disability services and faculty together - part 1
  • Is it too soon to mention Christmas?
  • Achieving social inclusion for students with non-visible disabilities: a case study of a student studying for ITE with an anxiety related disorder in an online higher education institution
  • University College Dublin develops a ‘bridge’ with a new access and lifelong learning centre

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Accessibility Note

If using screen reading software on the PDF version, use the 'Enter' key to navigate from page to page rather than the 'Page Down' or 'Arrow Down' keys. Alternatively, request a fully tagged .doc version from lorraine.gallagher(at)ahead.ie.

 Interested in making a submission to future issues of the AHEAD Journal?

The Journal is published by AHEAD from its office in Dublin as an electronic publication. There are no paper copies of the publication. Articles are invited with a word length of 1500 – 2500 words. Shorter articles of c. 900 words are also invited. From time to time longer articles based on recent research, up to 3500 words, can be considered. Topics can include any area of practice in further and higher education which relates to the support, progression and achievement of students with disabilities; transition to employment, vocational and professional training and employment; reasonable accommodations and other areas of equality legislation. Please contact Lorraine Gallagher (sub editor) to express an interest in submitting. Submissions from current or past students with disabilities are particularly welcome.

ISSN   2009-8286

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