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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.

The Introduction to Accessibility in Learning Technology course is designed for those who create:

  • teaching materials for use in-class or online;
  • online environments for teaching (e.g. VLE, virtual classrooms, websites).

It introduces the accessibility legislation and outlines simple practical steps to increase the accessibility of your teaching that you could take immediately, whatever learning technology you choose to use.

It is relevant to teaching in any discipline at any level.

Taking this course should enable you to:

  • identify the legal requirements regarding accessibility of teaching resources/environments and the University;
  • use manual checks and online tools to assess the accessibility of certain aspects (e.g. colour contrast, alt tags for images) of materials/environments and take action to correct issues;
  • use advice to make virtual classroom sessions more accessible;
  • use advice to make your use of a VLE more accessible;
  • use the support available to subtitles videos;
  • name the other sources of support you can call upon.

Enrolling on the course

This is an online, self-paced course. You can find guidance here on how to enrol:

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