Anthology Ally User Group – all welcome!

Presented at 9:15am in Independence on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.



  • Christopher Aldin, Community Product Manager, Anthology

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Interactive/Discussion
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference


Join Anthology Ally for a special Accessing Higher Ground user group. Attend, participate and collaborate on the topic of engaging faculty and students with digital accessibility.

This is an active user group meeting, where the Chair will pose questions for discussion amongst the attendees.

Suitable for delegates using Anthology Ally or those with an interest/role in supporting inclusive learning environments.


Improving digital accessibility has been driven by communities coming together and working to share practice. We all have different areas of expertise and bring different perspectives to the table. All institutions are working towards improving the learning experience for students, but all have unique approach and styles.

Anthology Ally, alongside its user group leaders have fostered a community of practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and roles who are passionate and eager to learn in order to support colleagues and students in their institutions.

Join in this user group to discuss and share your own insight into how you are supporting your own faculty and students. Share what works and what could be done differently. Listen, participate and learn.

Questions will be on the topic of engagement strategies and methods to engage faculty and students with digital accessibility. It will seek explore the approaches that are taken to engage faculty with creating an inclusive learning environment. Furthermore questions will be posed about how to communicate and share with students the inclusive improvements that are being made and how to encourage students to engage and ultimately become more productive.


  1. Advice on how to support and engage faculty and students with digital accessibility.
  2. Individual expertise and institutional approach will bring a different perspective to the discussion.
  3. We feel great when we collaborate and connect with others and share our knowledge!

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Administrative/Campus Policy, Faculty Development & Support, Uncategorized, Universal Design for Learning

Speaker Bio(s)

Christopher Aldin

Claire Gardener has recently joined Anthology as a Community Product Manager, to develop and support the Community around the teaching and learning products. Claire has worked in the UK education sector for 20 years in roles relating to educational technology. Claire’s last role was at the University of Derby where she worked as a Senior Learning Technologist and had responsibility for the Digital Learning Systems and digital accessibility. Claire was the co-chair of the European Ally User Group and has presented at many conferences and events.