focusing the DDA on exams and assessments in higher education
Monday 2 - Tuesday 3 December 2002
The main theme of this year's conference will focus on how the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Part 4: Education could relate to exams and assessments in higher education. The conference aims to provide staff in the sector with the resources and techniques to examine their own options under the DDA at their institution.
The keynote speaker is Stephen Jackson, the new Director of Reviews at the Quality Assurance Agency, who will introduce the new external review processes and how they relate to the Code of Practice for students with disabilities. Beth Coxon, of the Disability Rights Commission, will discuss the exciting Educating for Equality campaign and their new Examinations and Assessments Good Practice Guide.
Workshops will offer delegates the chance to discuss, develop, and reflect on a wide-range of issues, projects, and developments in good practice. The Marketplace session on 2 December will be an opportunity for delegates to attend more informal 'peer support' networking meetings on specific issues, and meet a range of equipment companies and suppliers offering demonstrations or presentations.
The conference is aimed at all those planning and providing services for disabled students, including senior managers, heads of student support services, disability officers and student union officers. Disabled students are also encouraged to attend.
The Disability Discrimination Act Part 4 (Education) came into force on 1st September 2002, making discrimination against disabled people in the provision of education unlawful in England, Wales and Scotland. The Code of Practice written by Skill and the DRC explains the new responsibilities and practical implications for institutions.
Tuesday 3 December
CONFERENCE PACKAGE A - includes afternoon sessions, evening meal (NB served at 7.30pm), single B&B on 2/12, conference & catering on 3/12.
TWIN ROOMS NB limited
number are available and prices are per person:
CONFERENCE PACKAGE B (non-residential)
- includes conference and catering on 3/12 only.
To receive a booking form, please email your
request with your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Sally Thomson, at Skill on 020 7450 0647.
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