Teaching and Learning for All – Symposium Speakers – 12 July 2018


Annabel Avery, University of Reading


Annabel is a Disability Advisor at the University of Reading.



Gillian Fielding, Blackboard


Gillian has worked in education for 30 years in a variety of roles: Digital Skills Manager, TEL Champion, Lecturer, Module Leader, special needs trainer and worked in higher and further education. She is now a Blackboard Client Success Advocate.



Prof Clare Furneaux, University of Reading


Clare Furneaux is the University’s Teaching and Learning Dean whose portfolio includes ‘the student experience’. She has led the cross-campus team that developed and is rolling out the Policy on Inclusive Practice in Teaching and Learning which came into effect in January this year.



Alistair McNaught, JISC


Alistair’s background is teaching and learning, with nearly 20 years at Peter Symonds College, Winchester. His passion has always been for developing student skills and independence and this led to early (and successful) projects with flipped learning in 1999 – 2003 before he accidentally stumbled into a role advising on the use of technology to support disabled students for a JISC advisory service. He currently works as one of JISC’s accessibility and inclusion specialists where he has been instrumental in delivering the Accessibility Snapshot service that helps institutions identify more effective ways of joining up inclusive practice to the benefit of all students.



Hector Minto, Microsoft


Hector has worked in the field of Assistive Technology for over 20 years, focussing on speech and physical disability. He is a regular speaker at international disability events, promoting the benefits of accessible technology and the inclusion of people with disabilities in education, leisure and the workplace.



Prof Richard Mitchell , University of Reading


Richard is Professor of Cybernetics in the Department of Computer Science, a University Teaching Fellow and a former Senior Tutor. He is a member of the Group implementing the University policy on Inclusive Practice in Teaching and Learning, and Chair of its Staff Training Sub Group. He is also a member of the University’s Digital Literacy Group which is considering the digital capabilities needed by staff and students.


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