A look back at #ALTC22
Brickfield Education Labs were in Manchester at the start of September for the Association for Learning Technology Conference 2022 (#ALTC22). Brickfield Education Labs Co-founder, Gavin Henrick was at our stand showcasing our Accessibility Toolkit for Moodle and our Accessibility Advisory services for making Moodle courses accessible to everyone.
The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the U.K. ALT supports a collaborative community for individuals and organisations from all sectors. Included in this community are cohorts ranging from Further and Higher education as well as Industry.
Each year, ALT runs their main conference at the end of the summer break. This year’s ALTC was a Hybrid conference with some online and some face to face and took place in Manchester in the U.K. from the 6th to the 8th of September.
Brickfield Education Labs exhibited at the Conference, so Gavin Henrick our Co-Founder was on hand showcasing our Moodle Accessibility Toolkit, which enables institutions to improve the accessibility of your Moodle course content.
Throughout the three days, we held a Twitter competition where participants were offered a chance to win a seat on the next edition of our Moodle Accessibility training courses – hosted on our Brickfield Academy. The winners of the competition were
Although not represented in the programme presentations, there was an increased awareness of the importance of accessibility and inclusion in delivery of courses.
- Institutions needed solutions that were both student facing and staff supporting.
- The wanted to see delegated reporting on accessibility status at course, programme and site level which also having tools to help remediate the content of courses.
- Students needed to be able to access content in the format they needed, be it audio for listening to content or as documents, ePubs or Braille files.
- However. institutions were not just looking for something to help fix their courses, but also something to help build the capabilities and confidence of academics and admin staff in approaching accessible learning.
This is where our Accessibility Toolkit fits in – providing staff and student level supports to increase the accessibility of the course content.