Resources and support that can help enhance your knowledge of accessibility in learning, teaching and assessment.
The University of Edinburgh will support all of our students to maximise their academic potential and to benefit to the full from their course of study and their University experience more generally. The University will seek to enhance the student experience by creating a dynamic, accessible and inclusive learning and teaching environment and culture, in line with our stated strategic goals of excellence in learning and in teaching.
You have a legal responsibility to teach inclusively. This extends well beyond helping a student who asks you to prepare a handout in a different form, and requires you to proactively anticipate adjustments that you could reasonably be asked to make.
The Teachability project at the University of Strathclyde promotes the creation of an ‘Accessible Curriculum For Students With Disabilities’ through making freely available informative publications for academic staff.
This unit introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part in e-learning or may need alternative teaching methods.
The Student Disability Service is primarily a service for supporting students, and helps University staff in their student support. They provide information on supporting disabled students, and creating accessible materials.
Information Services provide advice, support, and specialist technology to help ensure learning is accessible to students with a variety of needs.
Some technologies and services are only available at certain University locations; check their online advice to ensure you know what you can access and where.
This article was published on Nov 1, 2012