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Disability Gains for the Academy: Exploring Pedagogies in Disability Studies

In an email the organisers of the event stated that "The field of disability studies is recognised and valued for research and practice across disciplines in the UK and beyond. This symposium aims to explore distinctive approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that have emerged from and with disability studies. It takes place within the context of recent changes to Disabled Student Allowances (DSA), the emergence of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the mantra of embedding inclusive practice.

Recent work by Rosemary Garland-Thompson, Petra Kuppers, Georgina Kleege and David Bolt amongst others, has sought to exemplify the benefits of disabled students and staff to the academy. This one-day symposium offers an opportunity for those working in the field to share their practice with academics from across the sector through the presentation and discussion of practice."

At the event Abi James presented on "Informing e-accessibility curricula through disability studies" where she discussed issues realted to teaching e-accessibility and how these could be informed and developed through approaches used in disabilities studies.