Using Technology to make your teaching more accessible

I attended a JISC TechDis workshop yesterday about how technology can help us make our teaching more accessible and inclusive. It was a very useful morning and I came away thinking that what I had learnt could not only help me understand how students with disabilities could benefit but also how useful some of the techniques and technology could be of use for teaching in general.

I have listed below what was covered during the workshop.

Microsoft Word
Powerpoint
PDF creation

Podcasts
Mindmapping
Mobile technology

Instant Presenter, Elluminate, Wimba etc
Audacity audio editor
Camstudio
DSpeech
Robobraille or ReadTheWords
LetMeType
Dasher
WINK
Xerte

Collaboration tools
Wikis
Blogs
GoogleDocs
Gabby
Vyew
Mindmeister
EtherPad

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About shazmagill

I work as a Senior Technical Demonstrator and Lecturer in digital storytelling at Cardiff School of Journalism, Cardiff University. I teach and support any tools necessary for our students to function as journalists or media practitioners. This means anything from audio recording techniques, video editing, photography and print and mobile publishing. I have recently completed MA in Arts Practice (Fine Art) at the University of South Wales exploring the subjective and objective view and community storytelling through art of the Rhondda valley.
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