Public Project Deliverables

Title Type Description Author
D2.1 - Literature Review Report A critical review of the literature concerning young adult learners on the autism spectrum, technology enhanced learning for autistic people and higher education practice and pedagogy. The review guided the questions for the mapping survey and helped putting results into context. Leeds Beckett University
D2.2 Mapping Survey
Q1 - Students Preparing for HE
Q2 - Current Students
Q3 - Previous Students
Q4 - Parents and Carers
Q5 - Teachers and Mentors
Q6 - Higher Education Institutions
Q7 - Autism Organisations
S1 - First Person Story
S2 - Third Person Story

Questionnaires English-language versions of the questionnaires as used in our online survey. We identified 7 different target groups for which individual questionnaires were designed (Q1-Q7). In addition, we asked autistic people with experience of Higher Education study to tell us their personal story (S1+S2). Versions in Finnish, Dutch, Polish and Spanish were also available. Leeds Beckett University
D2.3 Mapping Survey Report Report The report contains results from the mapping survey data. These informed the next stage of the project - the creation of content for the online toolkit. The material also provided examples of best practice for the guide that is a key deliverable of the project. Leeds Beckett University
D3.2 Evaluation of Prototype Scenarios Report The report considers findings from the literature review and mapping survey, and outlines the prototyping phase of the interactive toolkit. We discuss the lessons learnt from evaluating the toolkit and look ahead at the creation of a full set of toolkit items. The next project step is to pass on the prototype to project partner TU/e to incorporate into a software package (see below). Leeds Beckett University
D4.1 Interactive Toolkit Software  Please refer to the toolkit information page Technical University Eindhoven
D4.2 Toolkit Documentation for Universities Documentation  A guide to installing, populating and further developing the Online Toolkit. The guide is aimed at universities who adopt the guide into their website portfolio. Technical University Eindhoven
D4.2 Toolkit Documentation for Students Documentation  A guide to using the Online Toolkit. The guide is aimed at students and explains the basics of navigating the tools and personalising the experience Technical University Eindhoven

Best Practice Guides

lots of guides

We have published three Best Practice Guides to help higher education professionals support autistic students:

  1. Fabri, M., Andrews, P.C.S., Pukki, H.K. (2016) A guide to best practice in supporting higher education students on the autism spectrum – for HEI managers and senior academics, ISBN 978-1-907240-65-2
  2. Fabri, M., Andrews, P.C.S., Pukki, H.K. (2016) A guide to best practice in supporting higher education students on the autism spectrum – for HE lecturers and tutors, ISBN 978-1-907240-66-9
  3. Fabri, M., Andrews, P.C.S., Pukki, H.K. (2016) A guide to best practice in supporting higher education students on the autism spectrum – for professionals within and outside of HE, ISBN 978-1-907240-67-6

Our guides are also available in Spanish, Dutch, Polish and Finnish. Download your guide now.
Contact us if you wish to help us translate the guides into your language.

Academic Publications

  1. Fabri, M., Andrews, P.C.S. (2016) Human-Centered Design with Autistic University Students: Interface, Interaction and Information Preferences. In Marcus, A. (ed), Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences, Part II, LNCS 9747, pp 157-166, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-40355-7_15
  2. Fabri, M., Andrews, P.C.S., Pukki, H.K. (2016) Using Design Thinking to engage autistic students in the creation of an online toolkit to help with transition into higher education. In Journal of Assistive Technologies, 10(2), Emerald Publishing, DOI 10.1108/JAT-02-2016-0008 (contact us for a copy)
  3. Montes-García, A., Stash, N., Fabri, M., De Bra, P., Fletcher, G.H.L., Pechenizkiy, M. (2016) WiBAF into a CMS: Personalization in Learning Environments Made Easy. In Proceedings of 24th ACM Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP 2016), Halifax, Canada, 13-16 July 2016
  4. Fabri, M., Andrews, P.C.S., Pukki, H.K., Aavikko, A., Quantock, P., de Bra, P., Stash, N., Montes Garcia, A., Merino, M., Lancho, M., Garcia, C., Szukalska, A., Modrzejewska, D. (2016) Widening access to higher education for students on the autism spectrum - The European Autism&Uni project. In Proceedings of International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), 7-9 March 2016, Valencia, Spain
  5. De Bra, P., Montes-Garcia, A., Stash, N. (2016) Novel adaptive features of the Autism&Uni toolkit for students on the autism spectrum. In Proceedings of International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), 7-9 March 2016, Valencia, Spain
  6. Fabri, M., Andrews, P.C.S. (2016) Hurdles and drivers affecting autistic students' higher education experience: Lessons learnt from the multinational Autism&Uni research study. In Proceedings of International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), 7-9 March 2016, Valencia, Spain
  7. Pukki, H.K., Fredriksson, J.M., Aavikko, A. (2016) End users' participation in the design process and perceptions of the usability of the Autism&Uni Online Toolkit. In Proceedings of International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), 7-9 March 2016, Valencia, Spain
  8. Merino, M., Lancho, M., Garcia, C. (2016) Supporting students on the autism spectrum throughout their university studies, In Proceedings of International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), 7-9 March 2016, Valencia, Spain
  9. Montes García, A., Stash, N., De Bra, P. (2015) Adaptive applications to assist students with autism in succeeding in higher education. In UMAP 2015 Extended Proceedings (Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization). Dublin, July 2015. CEUR-WS.

Sector Publications