AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


AHEAD Member Webinar Series 2020 Schedule 

AHEAD greatly value our members and their support in our work to create inclusive environments in education and employment for people with disabilities. Their support is very important to AHEAD's work in information provision, advocacy work, research, training, events and production of resources for the sectors.

We are pleased to be able to provide a range of free and exclusive AHEAD Members Only Webinars to show our appreciation for their support and to help equip our members with key resources on areas relevant to them. We circulated a survey asking members what they would be interested in AHEAD covering for the webinars and below is the first instalment of a range of Members Only Webinars which will take place this year and next year based on members' responses. 

If you aren't sure if your institution/organisation is a member you can check on The AHEAD Member Webpage. Also if you have any queries about the upcoming events or have any ideas about what you would like covered for the second instalment next year please feel free to contact us at christine.hynes@ahead.ie


October: Assistive Technology and Support

Date: 7th October 2020

Speakers: Trevor Boland, E-Learning and Digital Officer (AHEAD), Holly Murray, Teacher, (Donegal ETB)

Time: 3-4pm

Background: The session will cover Assistive Technology including Office 365 Accessibility and how students can be supported using the various tools and features in this suite.

Slides for Assistive Technology Session

November: Inclusive and Alternative Assessment 

Date: 4th November 2020

Speakers: Ann Heelan (Former CEO of AHEAD), Karen Buckley (Assistant Professor, School of Inclusive and Special Education Institute of Education, DCU)

Time: 3-4pm

Background: This session will give an overview of inclusive assessment through the lens of UDL. It will include a detailed review of some tools and tips to help provide a more accessible assessment process for all students, including students with disabilities, while upholding the integrity of the online assessment process. 

Slides from Assessment Session

December: Student Wellbeing and Support

Date: 2nd December 2020 

Speakers: Declan Reilly (Disability Officer, TCD) + Joe Donohue (Psychotherapist, TuD)

Time: 3-4pm

Slides from the Wellbeing Session

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