Accessible and Inclusive Learning
Guidance to support the University's Accessible and Inclusive Learning policy.
The University has an updated accessible and inclusive learning policy:
This policy builds on the principle of Universal Design. Universal design is ‘design that’s usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design’ (attributed to Ron Mace). Universal design for learning comes from the systematic consideration of the effects of teaching, learning and assessment practice and policy at the each of the planning, implementation and evaluation stages to ensure that teaching and learning is accessible to all students.
As well as following the principles of inclusive and universal design, there are some specific adjustments that should be on offer as standard practice because they will help so many students. These are set out below.
IAD also has further guidance on inclusive course design, see link below.