The University of Southampton

Roberts Enterprise Scheme - Postgraduate training for Accessibility and Assistive Technology

Date:
2011-
Theme:
Accessible Technologies
Funding:
Roberts Enterprise Scheme

The objective of the training is to provide 60 research postgraduates (more could be accommodated through more workshops) with the skills to improve their understanding of the needs of ‘customers’ in order to foster exploitation of research. This involves gaining an understanding of individual preferences and needs (e.g. disabled, elderly) as well as ensuring all material communicated (e.g. research or entrepreneurial activities and outcomes) is accessible and easy to use. The requirement for enterprises and entrepreneurs not to have discriminatory practices related to disability is paramount and has been mentioned in QAA code of practice (1999) and Disability Discrimination Act (1995/2004) and Equality Act 2010. Information will be online (http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk/projects/training) and linked to modules available on the Synote lecture capture service (http://www.synote.org)

Primary investigator

Associated research group

  • Web and Internet Science
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