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A forum for comments and discussion on issues concerning provision of, access to and quality of adult vocational guidance and counselling, with a particular emphasis on combating social exclusion.

An online help-desk and forum for sharing questions around support for disabled learners in HE. This list aims to act as a network to bridge school and college SENCOs with widening participation and disability services staff in HE, so they can ask questions and receive impartial advice about complex cases, DSA processes and available support for their students (e.g. accommodation, assistive technology etc).

A discussion list for DSA assessors, Dyslexia tutors, AT trainers, Mentors and those working under the auspices of DSA QAG.

The Assistive Technology group, a practitioner led group aims to support practitioners in developing and embedding assistive technology for students in FE and HE.

A collaborative network for colleagues interested in supporting autistic people in HE, Autism-in-HE offers a supportive and welcoming space for discussion and sharing of practice and experience.

The aim of the List is to provide a community of information exchange and a discussion - a forum for teachers and learning support teachers (mainly in Scotland but not restricted to Scotland) who use Assistive Technology to support learners with additional support needs.

A moderated list to announce research jobs, studentships, conferences and workshops in:telecare, telehealth; assistive technology; inclusive design, and the accessibility of ICT.

A forum for all practicing and trainee Clinical Engineers in the UK and individuals working in medical technology research and development.

1.furthering research into international comparative studies of special education systems & policies, 2.developing a data base for such studies, 3.disseminating such studies by means of information technology, 4.facilitating critical analysis of special education systems & policies.

support for FE and HE organisations implementing and responding to accessibility legislation.

This list aims to serve as an interdisciplinary discussion forum for the current policy issues on the service provision for disabled students and staff in higher education in the UK bringing together researchers, service providers, service users and policy makers from a wide range of disciplines.

A forum for knowledge exchange and networking between researchers from any discipline who wish to advance understanding of disability issues in a disaster or crisis context.

This group, based at the University of Sheffield, aims to support existing research in the area of dis/ability studies, disseminate research findings and investigate new areas of investigation and collaboration, both nationally and internationally. We welcome academics from across the disciplines as well as research users, policy makers, research participants, and others interested in contributing to this dynamic and growing field.

This list exists to improve communications between different Disability Support Allowances (DSA) stakeholder groups. Please use it to discuss issues that affect two or more groups of stakeholders in the DSA. eg - Clarifications and changes to principles around equipment recommendations and approvals - Discussions about quality issues, QAFs, SLAs, KPIs, surveys that affect other groups than just individual groups - Discussions around administrative issues (eg with SFE, SLC, NHS) that affect other stakeholder groups. - Circulating proposals for comment before they are turned into policy.

A list to share information and strategies regarding changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

A forum created for HE & FE staff, based in and around the Edinburgh area, who are involved in the Disabled Students Allowance process and the ongoing support of students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

This list is used by Jisc to make announcements to further and higher education and the wider society as a whole about the Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) and to encourage communication between those who are interested in increasing awareness of the impact of dyslexia, other specific learning differences and related conditions in adults.

A collaborative list to facilitate discussions and planning in relation to crowd sourced e-book accessibility audits.

This list is used by students, tutors and graduates of the Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre Diploma and Certificate to exchange ideas and information relevant to teachers of dyslexic people.

This list exists for behavioural and social scientists actively committed to high quality academic research in the field of intellectual disability.

A mailing list to support a joint initiative with the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and JISC TechDis to create a focus on Inclusive Learning processes in the Learning Technologist community. The group seeks to exploit web2.0 technologies to discover and share the benefits of Inclusive Learning practice with developers and students.

A list for academics and professional services staff interested in supporting inclusion, diversity, and equality in higher education. Open internationally.

This is a platform for university staff and organisations interested in the promotion of HE opportunities for refugees and those in refugee-like situations.

MAIDD (Mindfulness Acceptance and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) exists to create communities of researchers and academic practitioners interested in the application of mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches to support individuals with ID and/or autism and families and carers.

This is an information forum for practitioners who have trained to use the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) This is a sub-list of MTNEUROLOGYNETWORK.

The Music Therapy Neurology Network shares information and resources on music as a therapeutic medium for people with neurological disorders. For professionals interested in clinical practice (e.g. music therapists) and research (e.g. neurosciences, medicine), and people with neurological conditions interested in how music can help improve health and well-being.

North East Assessors Discussion List supporting Disabled Students in Higher Education

Information and file store for the trainers associated to the Open University Access Centre

To facilitate interchange between members of teams evaluating the NHS Pacesetters Programme to improve access to health services for members of socially disadvantaged groups, and those concerned to share good practice

The plus-announce mailing list is used to inform readers of new issues of the on-line magazine Plus and to alert them to related events. Plus a published bimonthly at http://plus.maths.org/.

This list is used by the ILT Champions from Independent Specialist Colleges and Partners to share advice, information and best practice to further develop use of information and learning technology in specialist education. Subscribers to this list will also receive messages posted to www.jiscmail.ac.uk/Techdis-news

This list is to increase dialogue between researchers in the UK and internationally in order to increase the pace, quality and scope of research into suicidality in autism.

List of Disability Officers who are members of the Skill South East Network.

This list provides a forum for speech and language therapists and related disciplines. Our aim is to encourage discussion and information-sharing about all aspects of professional activity including education, clinical practice and development of the profession.

This list is for LRC / library staff working in specialist colleges for disabled students.

This list has been retained 04/08/20 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact help@jisc.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The SpLD forum aims to facilitate discussion about Specific Learning Difficulties including (but not limited to) Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome. It will be of most interest to practitioners and researchers working with adult students/clients.

The list members are disability advisers and widening participation practitioner at the universities in the SW region. It is planned that the list will expand to include SEN Teachers from local schools and learning suport advisers from colleges in the SW region. We are planning to use the list for communicating collaborative events for young people with disabilities, their parents and carers as well as disability and widening participation practitioners.

A discussion and information list for researchers and practitioners interested in the therapeutic community movement and for TC residents/ former residents.

This list has been retained 19/10/20 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact help@jisc.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list UMHAN supports the work of mental health specialists working within HE. It seeks to share good practice and to influence developments across the sector. Please see our website for further information about membership and our work: www.umhan.com

A regional network of museums and galleries supporting best accessible educational practice through supporting and sharing research and case studies and the provision of training.