Programme for Day 1: Tuesday 11th June
|Schedule for Day 1
|9.00-9.30||Introduction- Jane Seale||Introduction to conference|
|9.30-10.15||Ice-breaker||Sharing our/their visions for the future (what ought to be) in term of preferable practice/experience for students|
|10.15- 11.30||International Panel||What have we learnt from the previous four symposia regarding similarities and differences across the 5 countries?
|11.45-12.45||Keynote||Where is technology going in the future and what implications does this have for research and practice in the field?
E.A Draffan, University of Southampton
|12.45- 1.45||Networking and Lunch|
|1.45-2.45||Student Panel (1)||Disabled OU students will share their current experience of ICT and ICT support and their ideal or preferable experience|
|3.00-4.30||Practice: ‘birds of feather’ exercise||Participants are invited to propose a practice challenge or topic around which they would like to share experiences, explore solutions etc. For example: “ I want to set up an accessibility training course for my staff and would like to hear from anyone else who has tried this, or is thinking of trying this.” Anyone interested in that project can join the person at their table to discuss how to develop the idea further|
|4.30-5.00||Plenary and close|
Programme for Day 2: Wednesday 12th June
|Schedule for Day 2
|9.00-9.30||Summary of Day 1||Review of key issues raised so far
|9.30-10.30||Panel discussion||Panellists will present an overview of their current research- the implications it has for practice and ideas for how the research might be built upon in the future:
|10.45-11.45||Panel discussion||Panellists will present an overview of their current practice and what research they think it needed to develop or inform their practice further:
|11.45-12.45||Keynote||What emerging design and technology directions are the accessibility community facing? What are the implications for higher education?
David Sloan, The Paciello Group
|12.45-1.45||Networking and Lunch|
|1.45-2.45||Student Panel (2)||Disabled OU students will share their views regarding what future research they would like to see done and what would be relevant to them.|
|3.00-4.30||Research: ‘birds of feather’ exercise||Participants are invited to propose a research project that they would like to test interest in . For example: “I would like to write a collaborative paper on x” OR “I would like to develop a research bid focusing on..” Anyone interested in that project can join the person at their table to discuss how to develop the idea further|
|4.30-4.45||Plenary and Close|
|4.45||Celebratory Morris dancing display|