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DiversAsia Workshop

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Learn about the DiversAsia project and its outcomes and developments in inclusion for the higher education sector across Europe and Asia. This is workshop is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Event details

Welcome and Inaugural Session

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM: Registration

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM: Welcome Comments

Prof Philip McTernan – Associate Dean of Research, SST, NTU

Prof Ahmad Lotfi – Head of Computer Science, NTU

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Introduction to the DiversAsia Project

Prof David Brown – Interactive Systems, NTU

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Special Guest Keynote - Accessibility and Assistive Technology in Higher Education - Shamima Akhtar, Policy Manager, Assistive and Accessible Technology

Shamima joined Policy Connect in January 2022 and works on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology and the ATech Policy Lab.

10:30 – 10:50: Tea & Coffee Break

Workshop Session I – Context

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM: Inclusive Education

Mr Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM BV, Belgium)

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM: The Future of Inclusive Higher Education

Prof Linda Daniela, Astra Rudolfa (University of Latvia)

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Introduction to Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities

Dr Mufti Mahmud (Nottingham Trent University) & Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM BV, BE)

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM: Challenges to the process of inclusive education in HEIs

Prof. Galin Tsokov Ph.D. & Prof. Hilda Terlemezyan Ph.D. (Plovdiv University, Bulgaria)

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM: Teaching Accessibility in the Digital Skills Set

Dr Sarah Lewthwaite & Dr Andy Coverdale (University of Southampton, UK)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: LUNCH

Workshop Session II – The DiversAsia Toolkit

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Overview of the DiversAsia Toolkit

Mr Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM BV, Belgium)

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM: Principles for Creating Accessible Online Courses

Prof Linda Daniela (University of Latvia)

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM: OER/MOOCs accessibility validator

Jelena and Dejan Kocic (SoftQNR, Serbia)

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM: The Engagement App

Dr Arif Rahman (NTU) UK, Prof M Shamim Kaiser & K M Abir Mahmud (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh)

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM: Tea and Coffee Break

Workshop Session III – Related Projects and End User Perspectives

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM: Different dimensions on Accessibility, Communications, and Interaction

Ms Petya Grudeva (NARHU, Bulgaria)

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM: Inclusive Education in the Metaverse

Prof. Dora Levterova-Gadjalova, DSc. & Prof. Kirilka Tagareva, Ph.D. (Plovdiv University, Bulgaria)

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM: VR Interventions for student mental wellbeing

Dr Nadja Heym & Dr Alex Sumich (NTU, UK)

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM: Panel Discussion

Panellists: Shamima Akhtar, Dr Sarah Lewthwaite, Prof David Brown, Prof Saiful Islam, Prof Shamim Kaiser, Dr Rajesh Kaluri, Prof Sabrimalai Manikandan.

Booking information

This event is free to attend but for catering purposes please reserve your place now:

Location details


Burton Street


Situated on the University’s City Campus, The Conference Centre is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors traveling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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