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ACCESSIBUILT  
Accessibuilt provides a discussion forum on the accessibility and barriers created in the built environment. The concepts of Inclusive and Universal Design applied to the buildings form a focus and the social model of disability is encouraged by the list owners for all discussions.

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.

ASPERGER-SUPPORT  
This list has been retained 01/06/2012 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 share best practice for the support of students with Asperger Syndrome in higher education

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.

AT-QUALS-AND-TRAINING  
This list has been retained 25/09/2015. 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 To investigate and promote the need for recognition of AT as a vocational area requiring formal qualifications, development, and training

AT-TRAINERS  
A discussion list for those who deliver assistive technology training for people with disabilities.

BIOLOGY-DIS  
This list is being used to connect disability assessors within the life science departments of UK universities, in order to support assessors and share expertise. The list is run by the Society of Biology, a core member of the STEM Disability Committee.

BRAILLE-UK  
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 Designed to promote braille literacy within the UK as well as providing the opportunity to discuss issues related to teaching braille to the visually impaired.

BRAIN-INJURY-HOMELESS-NETWORK  
This is a list for discussion and announcements of the Brain Injury and Homelessness Network. All are welcome to join. The network was formed in April 2016 after discussions between people involved in the research project 'How or why do some brain injured people become homeless in Sheffield' and others setting up a NeuroTriage project in Liverpool.

BREAKTHROUGH  
For medical educators supporting students who have long terms conditions. The purpose is to share information, publications, good practice, training resources and events within the higher education community. Particularly useful to hear from educators with experience of Fitness to Practise issues and its variable outcomes.

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.

CARER-FORUM  
Provides a forum for critical researchers to debate caregiving issues, provides a link between the voluntary sector and academia, and to advertise caregiving events, publications, and projects.

CETIS-ACCESSIBILITY  
The Jisc Cetis Accessibility mailing list was used to support the Cetis Accessibility Special Interest Group from 2001-2011. It is now used as a forum for discussions about the accessibility of online resources and services.

CHESSFORUM  
This list is for a wider group of people involved in CHESS (Consortium of Higher Education Support Services for Deaf Students) - wider than the planning group

DAF  
A support, advocacy, information and policy development forum for researchers and lecturers with dyslexia in Higher Education. This will be the first ever opportunity for dyslexic academics to work together in identifying the challenges they face, ways of overcoming barriers and to re-address the deficit model of dyslexia. Our members come from every region of the UK and all academic ranks are represented from Dean and Professor to Visiting Lecturer. Our members so far are drawn from 30 academic disciplines across the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences and the Humanities.

DIS-FORUM  
Dis-forum is open to staff and students who have an interest in all aspects of disability related to Higher or Further Education. Originally set up for discussion of the 93/4 HEFCE Special Initiatives, it is not a researchers list. However, any contributions or queries on the subject of support for disabled students and staff in universities are welcome.

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.

DIS-SOC  
A critical approach to the sociology of disability is timely given the challenges facing disabled people under the current coalition government in the UK. This Study Group aims to reclaim the alost sociology of disability

DISABILITY-AND-WELFARE-REFORM  
Among the many groups affected by UK welfare reform and benefit cuts, sick and disabled people can arguably lay claim to being â& 128;˜the hardest hitâ& 128;™. Specific policies (including the introduction of Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, the Work Programme and Universal Credit), the narrative about supporting only the ‘genuinely disabledâ& 128;™, and wider austerity measures will all have major impacts on the lives of disabled people. Against this context, it is critically important to engage with empirical research that helps explore the likely consequences of this ongoing reform programme. This group is for those interested in these debates, building from a Social Policy Association-funded event in Sep 2012.

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.

DISABILITYINDUSTRIALSOCIETY  
Disability was endemic to industrial society with a high incidence of accidents and injuries. This discussion group is concerned with how industrialization shaped conceptions and experiences of disability and how the narratives of disability (historical, literary, journalistic etc) are represented.

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.

DORSET-D-AND-E  
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 Providing diversity and equality practitioners within and outside post-16 education to come together to share best practice on diversity matters.

DRC  
The Disability Research Centre (DRC) promotes and conducts high quality interdisciplinary research about disability in society. The mission of the DRC is to highlight both the ordinariness and the relative invisibility of disability by (i) Seeking to understand different dimensions of the social and cultural (re) production of disability in society; (ii) Producing creative, academic and embodied knowledges exposing the often unequal treatment of disabled people; (iii). Engaging in both scholarly and practical research that renders the lives of disabled people, and the knowledges underpinning them, visible and vital; (iv). Providing a resource, and focal point, for disabled people of all ages to engage with (in) academic environments; and, (v). Developing positive, constructive, constructions of disabled peopleâ& 128;™s identities.

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)

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 on adults.

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.

INCLUSIVE-DESIGN  
This list is for those interested in the process of inclusive design and its application across all design disciplines

INEQUALITIESRESEARCHNETWORK  
The Inequalities Research Network is supported by Leeds Social Sciences Institute. It aims to provide a focal point for the collective work undertaken across diverse sectors to address social inequalities and increase social justice.

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-TALWK  
This list has been retained 10/08/2015. 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 Kindles are seen as a new media device in teaching and learning. There is research and pilots of the device (and other like devices) in a number of Universities and Colleges in the UK and overseas. There are a number of issues around the use of the Kindle and how it links with technology, teaching, learning, disability, multimedia, copyright and the use of eContent . This list will raise issues and explore possible solution as well as help keep members up-to-date with information, trends and deployment of Kindles in teaching and learning.

LANGUAGESFORALL  
This list is to encourage discussion among teachers, researchers and policy-makers about the benefits of language learning for all EU citizens, particularly those from disadvantaged or marginalised groups.

LEARNING-DISABILITY  
List to share info and good practice between library, museum, archives & cultural heritage staff (and others) about work with adults, young people & children with learning disabilities.

LIS-ACCESS-INCLUSION-ARTS  
This list is for librarians in HE and other Arts organisations to discuss best practice and share experience of supporting all users to use library spaces and resources.

LIS-ACCESSIBILITY  
This is a list for anybody who is involved in the procurement and creation of accessible material formats in an educational environment.

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.

MAINSTREAMINGEQUALITY  
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 We have been asked by the Equality Challenge Unit to set up a list to support a piece of work we have been contracted to undertake on mainstreaming equality in Scottish higher education. This list will support three learning sets comprising members from Scottish HEIs who will be piloting equality and diversity tools between April 2011 and February 2012 A discussion list for Scottish HEIs piloting equality tools as part of the ECU Mainstreaming project.

MAINSTREAMINGGOVERNACEMANAGEMENT  
This list will support HEIs participating in the Equality Challenge Unit's Mainstreaming Equality through Governance and Management programme. It will provide a mechanism for discussion, the sharing of information and peer support for teams from 6 Scottish HEIs in the development of their approach to mainstreaming through governance and management.

MEDICALMOBILITIES  
News, announcements & CfP related to medical mobilities research and the Medical Mobilities Reading Group

NETWORKINGDISABILITY  
This list is used to share good practice and promote discussion between disability networks at UK HE institutions.

PHYSICS-DIS  
This list is for staff who have responsibility for disabled students' issues in Higher Education(HE) Physics Departments in the UK.

RESIDENCESUPPORT  
This contact address will be used by those who are interested in supporting students in residences across the sector, whether this is for pastoral, welfare or discipline matters.

RSCSCOTLAND-SUPPORTED-LEARNING  
This list has been retained 24/11/2016 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 Specific mail list for staff who work in Supported Learning programmes across Scottish FE colleges.

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.

SIXSTEPS  
The Six Steps programme supports public and educational library services in providing accessible services with minimal barriers for visually impaired users.

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

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

SPRULIST  
SPRUlist is a mailing list set up by the Social Policy Research Unit for individuals who wish to be kept informed of research published by the Unit.

STEM-DC  
This email list is for the core members of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Disability Committee

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.

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

UK-DISABLED-CHILDREN-NETWORK  
The list is for members of the UK Disabled Children Research Network. The network is made up of researchers working in the area of disability and childhood from contexts both of academia and the third sector.

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

UNEMPLOYMENT-SICKNESS-BENEFIT  
any informantion on the effect of unemployment on health. time-series analysis of flows on to and off of benefits.

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

XERTEFORTEACHERS  
A list originally initiated by JISC TechDis to facilitate and support a national community of teachers making use of Xerte Online Toolkits and now managed by the Xerte Project Community. This list aims to complement the existing technical lists hosted by the University of Nottingham. You may also wish to subscribe to the forums on the Xerte Community website at http://xerte.org.uk