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  • Future building in education - and the role of technology

    In this episode Brett Salakas speaks to Texthelp's Greg O'Connor about future building in education. Brett is a teacher, leader, poet and the founder of aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and TheWalkingED.

    Greg and Brett discuss:
    -Preparing children for the future
    - Access to Ed-tech and equity issues
    - Learner agency in a changing world
    - The role of the teacher in building for the future


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  • Why web accessibility matters

    In this episode of Texthelp Talks, we are joined by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet. Robin shares with us his experiences as a blind professional working in the digital inclusion space. He talks to us about the impact of digital inaccessibility on himself as a blind user but also more broadly on companies and businesses and their customers, services and employees. He also explores solutions to common challenges that organizations face when striving for inclusivity.


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  • It’s time to practice inclusivity by design

    In this episode of Texthelp Talks, we're joined by Gordon McCullough, CEO of Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC). Listen as we chat to Gordon about the benefits of inclusive design in the digital environment. Explore when and how we should be building in user research and testing. And gain expert insights that'll help you to ensure your digital services and products are accessible and usable by all.


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  • Redefining inclusion, redesigning learning

    At Texthelp our core purpose is help everyone understand and be understood. That's why we're hosting the Festival of Inclusive Education. To celebrate inclusion and how it can make learning better for everyone.

    In this special episode of Texthelp Talks our two in house experts, Paddy and Jason, delve into what inclusion means to them. As they explain why we've taken on the task of redesigning learning for inclusion.


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  • Texthelp Talks - Future Proofing the Math Classroom

    In this episode we take a look at the biggest challenges facing mathematics educators in Australia today. This podcast features our special guest Allan Dougan from the Australian Association of Maths Teachers.  Allan shares his thoughts with Greg O'Connor who heads up the Texthelp team in Australia. 


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  • Challenging stigma: A look at Dyslexia from a Dyslexic mind (or two!)

    At least 10% of the UK population is dyslexic, yet many dyslexic’s still experience a lack of understanding and support for Dyslexia in the world of work. Everyone deserves to feel understood, accepted and like they belong.

    In this podcast episode, we take a look at Dyslexia through the eyes of Sam, aka Sam the Dyslexic (a British Police Officer), and Andy Nickolls, a Dyslexic Blue Light employee (Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, previously NHS). Together we challenge the misconceptions that exist around Dyslexia. Listen and gain insight to help you better understand and support your Dyslexic employees, colleagues and friends.


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