Assistive Technology in Practice
At Texthelp it’s our mission to help unlock everyone's full potential through technology. We love to hear from people who know and use EdTech as part of their daily lives. We invited Shelly Zheng, a student from Western Sydney University to join our podcast.
Shelly shares her experiences of student life and accessing the tools and support she needs to complete her studies. Through this podcast Shelly hopes to inspire others who may be wary of attending university, she offers some tips and advice that could be of help too. We hope to produce more resources with Shelly later this year, so keep an eye out for that!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology for Learning: a Trust's experience
Digital transformation is only growing faster and the same must be applied to our education sector. That's why we're hosting a mini series with the LEO Academy Trust to explore their model of learning, excellence and opportunity. That has led them to successfully embed technology across all their Academies.
First up is members of their Digital Learning Team, Graham Macaulay and Cheryl Shirley. Our host Patrick McGrath, delves into their experience of using technology for learning, including what they look for in EdTech tools and what advice they have for fellow MATs and schools.