Barriers & Solutions for AT Adoption for Students in Post-Primary FE & HE - A Discussion
Getting Started with AT - Office Suite & Building AT Capacity
- Anna Merrick, Pearse College of Further Education
Anna Merrick Pearse College of Further Education
Anna has worked in Pearse College of Further Education for the past seven years in the role of Adult Educator having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education in DCU, she has been working in Student Support for both PLC students with additional needs and students engaged with the Back to Education Initiative. She is alco course coordinator for the QQI Level 6 award in Understanding Special needs in Education and Training.Prior to that Anna has held various Project Management and Human Resources roles in several multinational technology firms in Dublin. Over the past three years Anna has been working on the Pan European Erasmus TELMS (Technology Enhanced Learning Mentoring Support) project, where she supports staff teaching with technology and is currently working on the Assistive technology project for CDETB. Her interests include social and educational disadvantage, inclusion, UDL and the use of technology in education.
Exploring Web Accessibility Challenges with Third Level Students with Cognitive Disabilities
- Dr Sara Gartland, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Galway
Dr Sara Gartland Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Galway
Sara Gartland, Ph.D., is a former secondary mathematics teacher who earned her Ph.D. in Education in the US prior to starting at NUIG as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Her expertise in equity an justice in education brings a unique perspective to the web accessibility conversation.
Paul Flynn, Ph.D., is a researcher in education and a lecturer in teacher education. He has carried out research on digital pedagogical engagement in STEM, facilitating epistemic agency for social change, and the development of technology enhanced learning methodologies.
The AT Promise Day 2
- Jess Dunne, AHEAD
Jess Dunne AHEAD
Jess (she/her) is the Communications & Events Officer in AHEAD. Her role involves overseeing and delivering the communications function of AHEAD across all teams and managing online, hybrid and in-person events that are fully accessible.
Jess has extensive experience in event management, having managed events from 300 – 6,000 people in a number of European cities before joining Croke Park’s events team where she had a portfolio of clients both domestic and international. In her time at the stadium, Jess was responsible for multiple events week-on-week from concept to completion.
SUPPorted BY SOLAS
The core funding received by AHEAD for its further education activities on fostering inclusion is provided by SOLAS.
Welcome to GATHER
GATHER with us over the three days on May 31st , June 1st and June 2nd, we will have Assistive Technology presentations, demonstrations and discussions.