Webinar: Inclusive and Accessible Learning and Working with the University of Greenwich

On Tuesday 19th July, University of Greenwich and AbilityNet discussed ways on how to support disabled employees and students in a post Covid world.University of Greenwich’s logo and Ability Net’s logo

Covid-19 changed the way universities and public sector organisations work. This webinar showed you ways you can respond to create an inclusive and accessible learning and working environment. 

The recording and transcript of the webinar are now available. 

Watch the webinar recording 

Who spoke on the webinar: Profile image of Dr Melanie Thorley

  • Dr Melanie Thorley from University of Greenwich. Melanie leads the STAART (formerly *AccessAbility) initiative, providing useful information, advice, and guidance to prospective and current university students. 
  • Amy Low, the Service Delivery Director at AbilityNet. Amy provides services and support to a wide range of institutions and organisations to ensure their digital practices are accessible to a wider audience.Profile image of Amy Low

The speakers discussed: 

  • The impact Covid-19 has had on disabled students and staff experiences and expectations in Higher Education settings. 
  • Findings from the recent Disabled Students UK report, ‘Going back is not a choice’ 
  • Examples of initiatives and approaches that can help increase accessibility and inclusion for students and staff. 


Further resources

AbilityNet provides a range of free services to help disabled people and older people. If you can afford it, please donate to help us support older and disabled people through technology