The Inclusive UCC Symposium

Accessible Content in Higher Education

Welcome to the Global Accessibility Awareness Day symposium hosted by Inclusive UCC. The 12th annual event is focused on 'Accessible Content in Higher Education'. Our seminar features a lineup of international experts in the field who will share their insights on this theme.

We are excited to offer an interactive programme schedule that includes key takeaways for integrating accessibility into your everyday practices. Additionally, all sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing after the event.

Join us for this informative and engaging day of learning and conversation about making content more accessible in higher education.

  • Date/time: 18 May 2023, 9.30 – 14.40
  • Location: Dr Dora Allman Room, The Hub

Programme Schedule

Time Topic Speaker Recording
9.30 Registration and Networking over coffee/tea+pastries    
10.00 Opening Address and Inclusive UCC Welcome

James Northridge

Prof Stephen Byrne

Dr Michele Glacken

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10.15 Keynote - "Masterclass in accessible and inclusive learning content."

Susi Miller

eLearning Accessibility Expert

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11.05 Morning coffee/tea & scones + pastries    
11.25 Staff Panel Discussion - "How Digital Inclusion enriches learning for all – What worked and where are we going?"


Prof Paul McSweeney


Jerry Reen

Stephanie Chen

Tom O'Mara

Mutahira Lone

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

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12:00 Keynote - "Alternative approaches to developing an accessibility culture using case studies from UK universities."

Alistair McNaught

Accessibility Consultant

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13:20 Student Panel Discussion - "Empowering the Student Voice through Inclusive Assessment and Digital Experiences"


Stephen O'Riordan

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13:20 Lunch - Inclusive Technology demos from Access UCC     
14:00 Workshop - "Top Five Accessibility Tips" Sophie Gahan  
14.55 Concluding remarks and Symposium close James Northridge  


Inclusive UCC

First Floor, The Hub, Main Campus, UCC, T12 YF78