Upcoming disability conferences

For information – details of two external disability related conferences that might be of interest to readers of this blog:

DMU in Defence of Disability conference banner
DMU in Defence of Disability conference

In Defence of Disability: De Montfort University’s third annual disability conference.

6-7 June 2018 at DMU Hugh Aston Building, Leicester

Speakers will include:

  • Bettina Rigg, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
  • Phil Scarffe, Head of Student Welfare, DMU
  • Abigail Moriarty, Director of Learning and Technology, DMU

At DMU around one in five students declare a disability, and the university takes seriously the implementation of the social model of disability. DMU demonstrate this through adoption of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a guiding principle in relation to Teaching and Learning, backed by innovative services which aspire to give disabled students the best possible opportunity to thrive.

The two day conference will be of interest to senior managers, project managers, disability practitioners, academics and anyone who has an interest in areas such as TEF, NSS. It will also be of interest to those who are concerned with legal compliance, and issues in relation to managing or enhancing reputation.

Booking arrangements: To secure your place please visit the booking page here.

UCLan building
ADEPT Conference 2018 – ‘The Diffusion of Knowledge: sharing ideas in deaf education’ at UCLan

ADEPT Conference 2018 – ‘The Diffusion of Knowledge: sharing ideas in deaf education.’

Saturday, 23rd June 2018, Greenbank Building, Victoria Street, Preston PR1 2HE

The Association of Deaf Education Professionals and Trainees (adept) and BSL & Deaf Studies team, UCLan have jointly organised this conference.

More details, including application and payment can be found here.

Further information can be accessed from www.adeptuk.co.uk. Everyone working or interested in deaf education is warmly welcomed.

Claire Byron, AGCAS Disability Task Group, Newcastle University

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