Associate Professor Denise Wood, Associate Head of School: Teaching and Learning
Denise brings passion and expertise to both her research and teaching, which focuses on the potential of new media technologies to improve the social and educational participation of young people with disabilities.
She has won numerous awards, including the Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Award for Telecommunications and Disability (2010), South Australian Information Technology Achiever of the Year, and national and university awards for her teaching excellence, and contributions to student learning, access and equity, and community engagement.
Denise has been project leader of national, state and industry funded projects. Her latest project, made possible by a $2.97 million grant from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services Program, aims to improve educational outcomes for young people with disabilities through internet-based and face-to-face training activities located across five Australian sites, including a remote Indigenous community in South Australia.
Denise is also an adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Cape in South Africa.
Dr Scott Hollier, Project Manager and W3C Advisory Committee Representative, Media Access Australia
As someone who is legally blind, when Scott first attended university he had to get his text books read to him. He has since committed his professional life to improving access to the web for people with a disability.
His work focuses on the accessibility of computer and internet related technologies, having completed a PhD entitled The Disability Divide: A Study into the Impact of Computing and Internet-related Technologies on People who are Blind or Vision Impaired.
Scott is the author of Media Access Australia’s sociABILITY: Social media for people with a disability resource which is now used by the United States Government to help agencies improve the accessibility of social media.
He is also author of Media Access Australia’s Service Providers Accessibility Guide, designed to provide National Disability Insurance Scheme service providers practical guidelines on producing accessible communications for people with disabilities.
He also represents Media Access Australia on the Advisory Committee of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the organisation primarily responsible for developing international standards for the web.