The Inclusive Practice Forum – Assisting students with a hearing impairment – is being presented by Macquarie University Accessibility Services, a unit of the University’s Learning and Teaching Centre. It coincides with the larger Annual General Meeting of the Liberated Learning Consortium – a group of universities from around the world who work in partnership to test and evaluate innovations and technologies that have been developed by researchers to assist those with disabilities.
Speakers at the Forum include Dr Kevin Franck, Head of Clinical and Audiological Products and strategy with Cochlear Ltd. Dr Franck will talk about Cochlear implants and the specific learning support needs of students with implants.
Other international researchers who will present papers on a variety of related topics include: Dr Eunice Lund-Lucas, Director Access Services, at Trent University in Canada, who will talk about post-secondary disability support for students, and Virginia Perelson, the Director at the Ross Centre for Disability Services at University of Massachusetts in Boston who will talk about ‘The shifting landscape of inclusion and accessibility in US Higher Education.’
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