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A collection of resources about accessible learning and teaching. 

Important Update From September 2020, all web content must comply with international accessibility standards - the University of Hertfordshire has published its Accessibility Statement

Teaching staff should use the Canvas Accessibility Guidelines for checking content in the Guided Learner Journey.  This includes useful guidance on Heading Styles, Labelling Tables and Images, Colour Contrast and Inserting Links.

Uploaded files should also be checked. For example, for Microsoft Office files, use their Accessibility Checker.  Pre-recorded video, produced after September 2020, will require captioning or an attached transcript.

LCS has created a useful reading list.

LTIC will be holding staff workshops on a regular basis. Schools and/or Programmes wishing to hold a workshop locally are welcome to contact LTIC for support (p.chalk@herts.ac.uk).

Students with Autism Toolkit Students with Autism Toolkit
Toolkit created by Leeds Beckett University (shared with their kind permission)

* Supporting Students with Asperger's Syndrome

* Using assistive and accessible technology in teaching and learning (446.8kb)
A guide to the assistive technologies that can support learners with special educational needs.
Web pages and printed version of report published by JISC (2014).

Accessibility Guidance
Web site accessibility guidelines produced by JISC for their own projects, covering a wide variety of user experience (UX), accessibility and usability issues.
Useful guidance for producing online teaching and learning materials.

* Disability Support Available Within the Learning Resources Centres
This word document by Student Wellbeing includes a list of assistive technology and book retrieval services.

* Accessible Learning & Teaching
Basic tips on how to ensure your teaching is inclusive of the needs of disabled students.
Word document produced by Student Wellbeing.

Dos and Don'ts (421.8kb)
Designing for Diverse Learners. Courtesy University of Hull (copyright granted under Creative Commons).

* Designing for diverse learners poster

* SCULPT for Accessibility

Making recordings more accessible
Good practice & guidance for making recordings more accessible using captions - alternative approaches.

* LinkedIn Learning Path

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility
Posters showing the dos and don'ts of designing for users with accessibility needs including autism, blindness, low vision, D/deaf or hard of hearing, mobility and dyslexia