In 2020, tertiary education providers had to quickly change how their courses were delivered due to COVID-19. For people with disability this provided both challenges and potential opportunities depending on access considerations. This presentation explains the lessons learnt and steps taken to ensure that students can not only remain engaged in their studies, but potentially access new opportunities for education and employment.
Dr Scott Hollier is the CEO of the Centre For Accessibility (CFA) Australia, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating hardship caused by online accessibility issues. Dr Hollier is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer for Edith Cowan University, the Senior Lecturer for the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility at the University of South Australia and an invited expert for the W3C Research Questions Task Force. Scott is also legally blind and as such has both a professional and personal understanding of digital access.