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AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
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AHEAD Journal - Issue 5

ISSUE 5, MAY 2017

In Issue 5, amongst other things, we look at the increasing move towards flexible inclusion in higher education through a universal design for learning lens. Dr. Alison Doyle, Claire Gleeson and Declan Treanor tell us about the design and implementation of a college Pre-transition Programme (PTP) for young people with Austistic Spectrum Disorder.  Irma van Slooten, Linda Nieuwenhuijsen and Bertine van Hillo-Visser explore how you can build flexibility and choice into academic assessment while maintaining robust standards, Denise Kelly explains how some second level schools are using the new Irish Junior Cycle to be more inclusive and Caroline McGrotty gives us an important insight into the experiences of Deaf students. Additionally, we hear from TCD's Declan Treanor on the journey towards UDL, from AIT's  Róisín Kelly on the experience of students with Dyslexia and from DnA's Adam Hyland on a holistic approach to enablement in higher education. This and much more in our latest edition which spans over 100 pages and features articles from across the world. We hope you enjoy it! 

 Full Contents of Issue 5

  • A pre-college transition programme forstudents with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Ireland
  • Schools using Junior Cycle to be more inclusive
  • How can Apprenticeships offer an inclusive opportunity to people with disabilities?
  • From Print to Practice: Five Key Influences on my working life with disabled students in Higher/Third Level education
  • Flexible assessments? We will lose our accreditation!
  • The Unheard Voice in Higher Education: Research on Deaf Students and Irish Sign Language Interpreting in Higher Education
  • The journey toward Universal Design for Learning and the Provision of Reasonable Accommodations to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Ireland
  • A study into the perceptions of students with dyslexia in Higher Education on the effectiveness of the Livescribe Smartpen in accommodating their lecture notetaking needs and if it impacts on their academic self-efficacy
  • A holistic approach to enablement

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 Interested in making a submission to future issues of the AHEAD Journal?

The Journal is published by AHEAD from its office in Dublin as an electronic publication. There are no paper copies of the publication. Articles are invited with a word length of 1500 – 2500 words. Shorter articles of c. 900 words are also invited. From time to time longer articles based on recent research, up to 3500 words, can be considered. Topics can include any area of practice in further and higher education which relates to the support, progression and achievement of students with disabilities; transition to employment, vocational and professional training and employment; reasonable accommodations and other areas of equality legislation. Please contact Lorraine Gallagher (sub editor) to express an interest in submitting. Submissions from current or past students with disabilities are particularly welcome.

ISSN   2009-8286

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