Why we are implementing this policy.
Under the Equality Act 2010 the University of Edinburgh has an anticipatory duty to ensure that our learning and teaching environments are inclusive and supportive of disabled students.
We are expected to build accessibility into our teaching and learning and not simply make adjustments when a disabled student identifies themselves to the institution.
This policy includes three adjustments which made up half of the adjustments recommended by the Student Disability Service. Therefore by ‘mainstreaming’ these adjustments we significantly improve the accessibility and inclusivity of our classrooms and reduce the number of ad hoc adjustments that teaching staff need to make.