AARE - Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2019 (Brisbane, Australia) included a presentation entitled Vygotsky, defectology and visual light sensitivity in the digital classroom. It introduced the concept that digital media may be enforcing a model of exclusion for students with visual light sensitivity .
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The booklet Photosensitivity: A Seat up the Back near the Window, please is a companion to this website.
The booklet is now available in digital format.
Future Science Conference Classroom Digital Media and the Maze of Inclusive Pedagogy
the maze faced by parents, teachers and students in Australia that links with with NCCD was viewed from the perspective of facilitating equitable access to digital media learning activities by students with VLH
Digital Media in Schools
How much is currently being used in the classroom? What devices are being used?
Welcome to photosensitivity australia. This site is for students,
teachers and parents wanting to find out more about visual light sensitivity - when lights of any type cause unexpected responses. It explains what photosensitivity is and how to support students with visual light sensitivity who work with digital media in classrooms.
Digital media use in classroom is increasing around the world. The wealth of information available online is amazing. However, some students find working with digital media challenging as it can trigger adverse reactions from the artificial lighting including headache and blurred vision - this is an example of photosensitivity. Rather than stopping students from working with digital media, we suggest strategies for use in the classroom to decrease the risks involved, provide templates for teachers, and build links with medical professionals.
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