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ACCESS-VOCATIONAL-GUIDANCE  
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.

AIMHIGHER-NATIONAL-PROJECTS  
Email list to support the National Projects of the Aimhigher initiative.

ALS  
This list has been retained 06/02/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is for managers of Additional Learning Support in Colleges. ~As far as we know no such list exists. Funding for ALSD is becoming very complicated, with govenrment pushing responsibilities onto Local Authorities and it wopuld be helpful if FE college cna cooperate and help each other.

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

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

CALL-AT-COMMUNITY  
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.

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

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

COMPARATIVE-SPECIAL-EDUCATION  
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.

DDA-LTSNMSOR  
This list has been retained 22/04/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 and SENDA 2001(Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) 2001 Implications on teaching and learning within the UK HE maths, stats and operational research academic community.

DEAFLINK  
This list has been retained 28/04/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list To put deaf undergraduates and their support staff/researchers in touch with each other so that attitudes can be observed/surveyed. All stages of their experience from induction, through lectures, tutorials and exams will bemonitored to assist the development of support systems in HE

DES-DISCUSSION  
This list has been retained 30/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Discussion list for the LSE Disability Equality Scheme steering group.

DIS-HE-POLICY  
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.

DISABILITY-CHILD-GEO  
This list will provide a forum for researchers seeking to understand the social, spatial and environmental barriers experienced by children and young people with disabilities.

DISABILITY-DISASTERS  
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.

DISABILITYSTUDIES  
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.

DSA-MATTERS  
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.

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

DSANET-EDINBURGH  
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.

DSANETNE  
This list is designed as a resource for those undertaking needs assessments in both HE & FE Settings in order to promote good practice and ensure standards in assessment, training and provision can be developed.

DYSLEXIA-ADULT-NETWORK-DAN  
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.

DYSLEXIA-NETWORK-NORTH  
This list will enable easier communications, sharing of good practice and promote discussion on issues affecting dyslexia practitioners, usually linked with the ADDS programme This list has been retained 14/03/14. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list

HORNSBY-DYSLEXIA  
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.

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

ILSIG  
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.

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

IPADS4EDUCATION  
A list dedicated to the use of iPads and tablets in Education with particular emphasis on supporting learners with additional support needs/disabilities. With a focus on evidence based research, apps to support literacy and AAC, accessories etc.

JISC-RSC-LONDON-ACCESSIBILITY  
RSC for London Disabilities Steering Group

MAIDD  
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.

MATADOC  
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.

MINDFULEMPLOYER  
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list provides an opportunity for employers within Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch to discuss best practice in support people with mental health issues.

OU-AC-TRAINERS  
Information and file store for the trainers associated to the Open University Access Centre

PACELIST  
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

PGN-EERA  
This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used to disseminate information about the activities of the Postgraduate Network of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), to announce conferences, events, courses etc.

PLUS-ANNOUNCE  
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/.

PORTABLEWLAN  
This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A list for the project management of JANET's Portable WLAN trials, 2009/2010

SAFEGUARDING  
Sharing best practice and new directions in developing safeguarding guidelines and policies in higher education

SCILT-CHAMPIONS  
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

SE-PRD  
This list has been retained 09/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list will facilitate communications for members of the South East Peer Review Development Group for Specialist Colleges.

SENPOLICYRESEARCHFORUM  
This Forum will contribute analysis, knowledge and experience to promote the development of SEN / disability policy and practice.

SIA-RESEARCH  
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.

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

SLDD-SUPPORT  
This list has been retained 10/12/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A group for teachers of Specific Learning Difficulties and Disabilities(SLDD) in Sixth Form Colleges to encourage dissemination of good practice and to give effective support.

SLT-LIST-UK  
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.

SPECIAL-NEEDS-XPLANATORY  
This list has been retained 15/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This will support the Special Needs Xplanatory, a web site concerned with special educational needs. The site provides information and research findings from researchers and others involved in the improvement of practice within special needs education.

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

SPLD  
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.

SWDISABILITYNETWORK  
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.

TECH-DIS  
This list has been retained 30/06/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is for those using technology to enhance accessibility in HE/FE

TECHDIS-NEWS  
This list has been retained 09/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This List is to communicate the latest news and information from JISC TechDis. This is a super-list, all messages posted to this list will be sent to R2R-REPS, XERTEFORTEACHERS, ALT-MEMBERS, ATINHE, JISCTECHDIS-ATS, Tech-dis,SCILT-CHAMPIONS, OATS-SIG ,JISC-TECHDIS, DISCOVER-JISC, KARTENNETWORK

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

UMHAN  
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

WPLONDON  
A jiscmail list to allow colleagues based in or around London, working to widen participation in higher education, to share and request information.