An Ally for Inclusive Practice: A UK Perspective

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In 2016, the University of Derby (Derbyshire, England) set up an “Inclusive Derby” working group in response to the UK Government’s announcement to reduce the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

This presentation will provide an overview of the contribution made by the Technology Enhanced Learning team to the Inclusive Derby initiative at the University of Derby – primarily the implementation of Blackboard Ally in January 2018.

It will outline the challenges we faced to raise awareness of how technology supports inclusive learning and teaching practices as well as how we tried to move the dialogue beyond changes to government funding to all areas of inclusive practice.


Speaker: Claire Gardener | University of Derby