Ros Walker

Digital Accessibility Adviser

Ros joined Student Services in October 2021 as Digital Accessibility Adviser.

Ros has a degree in Russian, which led to an interest in computer-assisted language learning. This interest developed into a career which has focussed on how computers support learning and teaching, with many years supporting teachers and academics in using technology in appropriate ways to improve learning. In 2016, Ros was awarded an MSc in Multimedia and E-learning.

In 2016, Ros took up a new post at the University of Huddersfield in Assistive Technologies and Accessibility. She was excited to see the way that technology is developing to support students in their academic studies, but also how an inclusive learning environment can be created, developing independence and resilience in learners. The Public Bodies Accessibility Regulations (2018) has further promoted inclusive practice and Ros supported the development of this approach at the University of Stirling (2018-2021). Her case studies for Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) were based around digital accessibility and inclusion.

“I am delighted to take up this post at St. Andrews, to serve the academic community in supporting diversity and inclusion. I love working with students directly to support their needs and see their development. I am also looking forward to working with the wider university community to enhance understanding of digital accessibility and the ways that we can accommodate the widest range of needs so that technology provides opportunity and does not act as a barrier to academic success. Assistive technologies and accessibility are developing very fast, so it is an exciting field to work in, and I love the daily challenges and success stories.”

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