Key accessibility-related development targets at TAMK for 2023–2024
Based on analysis of TAMK's current state of accessibility, key accessibility-related development targets were identified and compiled for 2023–2024. TAMK's Executive Board is responsible for promoting the development targets of the accessibility plan. TAMK's accessibility group coordinates the activities. Everyone's TAMK is achieved by working together.
Making accessibility visible in accordance with TAMK's strategy and objectives
- Communication and strengthening of general awareness and organisational culture
- Organisation and establishment of TAMK's accessibility work participants
- Monitoring of the accessibility plan, needed changes and continuous development. Accessibility to a part of evaluation of quality and the quality system
- Accessibility as part of TAMK's annual work community development plan and development of accessibility competence
- Introduction of TAMK’s ethical and good governance principles
- Annual update of accessibility statements and electronic feedback channel for education systems
Consideration of accessibility in curriculum work
- In new curricula, which will come into force in autumn 2024, accessibility will be included as one of the passing criteria or review aspects.
- Development of students' study and working life skills is supported by consideration of generic skills development in all curricula.
- Flexibility of studying is increased by wider use of alternative implementation methods, taking different teaching methods and variation of remote, contact, hybrid and multi-modal teaching into consideration.
- An implementation checklist is built for new courses which also takes into account accessibility aspects. In the future, the checklist can also be used in development and piloting of the implementation review process.
Practical training and career counselling
- Additional support and special needs support processes for searching practical training places and jobs are created and described in an accessible way.
- An organisational network will be created to enable practical training and working life experience for international students and students with disabilities.
Students’ right to individual study arrangements
- A practice will be created through which implementation of individual study arrangements is regularly evaluated.
- Teaching and supervision staff know how to guide students in obtaining individual study arrangements and how to implement individual arrangements.
Accessibility in student admission
- When developing open UAS studies and their visibility, flexibility of admission to degree education must also be developed at the same time
Applicant marketing and student recruitment
- The content of web pages must be constantly examined critically and appropriateness of both the structure and text contents has to be ensured.
- Accessibility assessment tools are systematically introduced in digital learning environments and training is organised on their use
- Tools for subtitling Finnish-language materials are tested, evaluated and introduced, when applicable.
- Physical accessibility is developed in building maintenance and construction projects.
Read about accessibility in TAMK’s different operations and related development plans.