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Learning Technology and Accessibility

How to use learning technology to help ensure your courses are inclusive and accessible.

The University is committed to accessibility and creating an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in the mainstream of university life.  This includes making our teaching resources and use of learning technology as accessible as possible.

There are different ways to achieve this. The following advice is for those seeking to find the most appropriate ways of increasing the accessibility of their practice. The pragmatic choices you make about which approach to take to your own teaching materials remains with you, but there is guidance available which can help with commonly used technologies. You may wish to discuss with colleagues as part of a course or teaching team when you design your course for delivery.


How learning technology can be used to support accessible and inclusive learning and teaching

Mainstreaming Adjustments

Using learning technology to support the University’s Accessible and Inclusive Learning Policy

Accessibility Checklist

Ways to increase the accessibility of your media and your use of core learning technologies

An introduction to accessibility in learning technology (self-enrol course)

Introducing accessibility legislation and outlining simple practical steps to increase the accessibility of your teaching.

Universal Design

Design principles for any context to increase accessibility

Making lectures accessible

Ways to make lectures more accessible for all students.

Making your media accessible

Captioning your media content helps to ensure that it is accessible to as many people as possible.  This page covers information on how to add automated captions and good practice guidance for creating accurate captions.

Help and support

Further advice for staff including training.