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


Round Table Symposium on A Charter for Inclusive Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

Tuesday 28th April 2009, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Good Practice = Inclusion = Everyone

This symposium aims to produce a Charter for Inclusive Teaching and Learning for the benefit of all students. Your expertise, ideas and creativity are the steps to build this charter. Endorsed by the sector, it will guide faculty and services in higher education and assure the quality of teaching and learning for all students. Higher education is rapidly changing and has an increasingly diverse student body. It has successfully encouraged students with a disability and there are now over 3,600 disabled students throughout the sector. Furthermore, we can anticipate that this number will grow as more students with disabilities at second level have the expectation of third level and beyond. This symposium will provide academic and other staff an opportunity to get actively involved in articulating minimum standards of teaching and learning practice to ensure students with disabilities are included. The symposium will not focus specifically on disability, but rather on good, innovative practice that works for all students. This practical, interactive symposium is intended for Registrars, staff involved in access, members of academic faculties, teaching and learning, centres of excellence, libraries and other key services.


AHEAD, East Hall, UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Tel: +353 1 592 1467. Email: ahead@ahead.ie

This symposium is an initiative of AHEAD in collaboration with the National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education in the Higher Education Authority and with international Erasmus partners of the LINK Programme.

Creating Inclusive Environments in Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

East Hall, UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
T +353 1 592 1467 E ahead@ahead.ie W www.ahead.ie RCN 20025182