Lunch Vox #8: Inclusive and accessible learning experiences

To further explore and promote accessibility in higher education, the Digital Accessibility team and the Centre for Learning and Teaching are extending an invitation to a LunchVox event on the subject of accessibility. At this event, you will hear from people who have navigated access barriers and studied with disability at ANU and beyond.

As staff, students and community members we all play a significant role in shaping the inclusiveness of our learning experiences.

Please join us to unpack some of the equity and accessibility pillars of the ANU Learning and Teaching Strategy, heighten awareness of accessibility requirements in higher education and discuss innovative approaches and best practices for creating an inclusive learning environment.

Your insights and contributions will be an invaluable addition to this important conversation.

Professor Maryanne Dever (opens an ANU website) is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education & Digital). Maryanne's extensive experience in local and international higher education includes expertise in gender and feminist studies, with a focus on digital education. Maryanne has championed equity, inclusion and accessibility in Learning and Teaching at ANU through the strategy and through the work she has done on the Digital Master Plan.

Santiago Velasquez (opens LinkedIn) is completing an Electrical Engineering degree at a Queensland university. He will likely be the first visually impaired graduate of this degree in Australia. While his story is positive, it is also insightful to the efforts he and his university have made to ensure his study success. Ted talker, keynote speaker, Churchill scholar and promoter of human rights for young people with disabilities, it will be our pleasure to host this wonderful keynote speaker.

Cameron Roles (opens an ANU website) is a Senior Law Academic with an expertise in Labour and Discrimination Law. He has been working in the ANU academy for 18 years. Cameron is a strategic asset to our digital accessibility work and brings a depth of lived experience to promoting accessibility at ANU, especially in Learning and Teaching. Cameron is also Director on the Board of Vision Australia.

Tabitha Woo is a low-vision 4th year Law and International Relations undergraduate student at ANU. Tabitha grew up in Perth, Western Australia, surrounded by an incredible community of diverse low vision young people. She brings her unique experience of being an ANU student with a disability, providing context for the future development of digital accessibility.

The event will be held in person and online. To register for the online event, you will need to register via LunchVox8: Inclusive and accessible learning experiences at ANU - online event. For the in-person event, register via the Register now button.

Date and Times


Room: Innovation Space - level 2, 2.04