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It is an inclusive space in which to discover and experience accessible technologies and their importance as a tool for educational integration and innovation. And it is located on the ground floor of the Social Sciences building. See location 0034PB048.
It was born thanks to the joint initiative of the Vice-rectorate of Students and Employment and the Vice-rectorate of Campus and Technology of the University of Alicante, with the aim of promoting the use of accessible technologies for Inclusive Education through counseling, training and research.
The technology in the classroom generates greater empathy and interaction between students and faculty, which favors the inclusion of students, especially those who have special learning needs.
Nowadays, digital platforms and virtual environments are the order of the day at our University, and to guarantee ubiquitous learning, teaching materials must be accessible regardless of the device and the context from which it is accessed.
It is estimated that 80% of people with disabilities can access and manage ICT and in fact this group has become a regular user and advanced one in many cases of them. That is why they are essential and it is our obligation to pay special attention in the process of digital transformation of education to avoid digital barriers, which are often more difficult to perceive than physical barriers.
Regular calls for reduced and specialised training courses
Specially prepared to discover and experience technology, as well as the use of support products such as screen readers used by blind people.
These courses are specially prepared to discover and experiment with technology, being participatory classes through the use of all the accessible technology of the Laboratory, examples of training:
Functional diversity in the classroom how to treat students with special needs?
Creation of accessible teaching materials (Word and PDF).
How to make an inclusive presentation? In digital and the way of presenting.
Handling of support products such as screen reader used by blind people.
Any member of the university community may attend the classroom or request advice.
Teachers who have students with special needs and need help to adapt documents or understand how their student uses technology.
Students who want to know and perform tests with the latest technologies available for use in their studies.
Researchers will have the opportunity to test their research and better understand the needs of this group using all the technology available in the Laboratory.
This classroom will be an example of a classroom adapted to the needs of all students, not just students with disabilities. There you can experience how teaching can change with the use of accessible technologies such as digital whiteboards that share their content with the students' devices, the interaction created by this technology and the new inclusive interfaces that it provides, such as the use of voice and the digitalisation of sound.
This accessible team has several support products to guarantee the access of different profiles of people with disabilities, numerous applications and utilities for the creation, edition and checking of accessible electronic documents and advanced peripherals to improve their functioning.
Know the support products used by people with disabilities.
Create, edit, and check the accessibility of digital documents.
65 'touch monitor with mini-computer with built-in accessible software and remote control tools, desktop sharing, annotation in presentations and much more.
The laboratory will have a portable magnetic loop system that will allow to listen to everything that happens on the blackboard and the classroom (directional and unidirectional microphones) through headphones and/or induction loop (people with cochlear implants or hearing aids).
Materials in Braille: text and relief.
A raised printer / 'oven' is available to create charts and other relief items for blind people.
Other types of FM stations and complementary listening systems.