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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).

The Jisc Accessibility Community maths working group aims to collate useful research and practices for the HE sector. This list will help us to share, research and promote accessible maths workflows. You can find us on Github as A11ymaths.

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.

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 discussion list for those who deliver assistive technology training for people with disabilities.

Aural Diversity researches differences in hearing and their implications for fields such as music, sound studies, acoustics, audiology, environmental design, hearing care and hearing technologies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Knowledge sharing discussion space for the administration, management and sharing best practice of processes within student services. The aim is to improve the quality of service for the student.

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.

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

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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 is a mailing list for postgraduate researchers who are working within disability studies. It will be used for announcing events aimed primarily at postgraduate students. It can also be used as a way to build a community of researchers who can support one another.

A mailing list for diversity officers and people working in EDI roles. The list can be used to network, share best practice, support each other, advertise opportunities and training and ask questions.

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.

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)

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.

The Early Career Researcher Autism Network (ECRAN) is an international professional development network. ECRAN supports early career researchers, clinicians, industry and members of the autism community in autism research. ECRAN aims to promote change in autism research culture and practice by training the next generation of autism researchers in collaboration with the autism community.

This forum is part of a NIHR Research Funding looking at using EMDR Therapy with Adults with Intellectual Learning Disabilities. The initial purpose is to have it as a restricted forum for the the ID Psychologists and the members of the Research Team.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

International network of researchers, practitioners & community members addressing challenges faced by neurodivergent people in the criminal justice system

Welcome to the Neurodiversity In/And Creative Research Group! Here, we wish to explore the messy and magical entanglements between neurodiversity, creativity and research, and all the possibilities and intersections in between. This is a virtual forum for practitioners and researchers with interest in any of these terms - unstable, multifaceted and exciting as they each already are. We will share, discuss, debate, motivate, interrogate and support one another's practice and research. Collectively we may help make neurodiversity in research and the contributions of neurodivergent researchers more visible, and make research culture more inclusive. We welcome participants from any background/discipline/sector, with/without an affiliation. Please note this is a public forum, and we request you be mindful about sharing any personal and confidential information about yourself and others here. Anything you post using this email address NEURODIVERSITY@JISCMAIL.AC.UK will be seen not only by the whole network but anyone on the internet as this is a public list. Anyone can join this network. If you are here as an ally please share why you are here, what you wish to learn. We also ask you to be respectful of each other's views and ideas expressed here. We aim to develop a positive network of individuals interested in Neurodiversity In/And Creative Research. Welcome! Best wishes from Dr Kai Syng Tan and Dr Ranjita Dhital. Contact: kai.syng.tan@mmu.ac.uk and r.dhital@UCL.AC.UK . For more about the Network: www.bit.ly/creativitynd

This discussion group will explore the factors that contribute to the poor outcomes that children in care experience. It is hoped that the conversations, experience and evidence will inspire more research around the education and social outcomes for this group of people.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

The UK Data Service gives access to the UK's most robust quantitative and qualitative survey data. Building on DataImpact2021, we want to support building a vibrant and supportive community, linking data producers, researchers and communities to explore methodologies and how discourses of self and identity in data can remain inclusive.

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 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