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Digital Accessibility

Time: 205 min    Goal: Know why and how to create accessible content

  • #Accessible Content
  • #Accessible Google Docs
  • #Accessible Mathematics
  • #Accessible Power Point
  • #Accessible Presentation
  • #Accessible Statistics
  • #Accessible Word Document
  • #Barriers
  • #Digital Accessibility
  • #Engaging Students
  • #Google Docs
  • #Interaction
  • #Learning Material
  • #Mathematics
  • #Power Point
  • #Presentation
  • #Statistics
  • #Statitistics
  • #Students with Disabilities
  • #Tools
  • #Word
Time: 5 min

Accessibility Barriers

University matters are often handled digitally, which, while highly practical, can disadvantage students with disabilities. The linked article highlights the frequent barriers faced by these students.

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Time: 90 min

Digital Accessibility in Higher Education

What is "digital accessibility" in higher education teaching? This seminar (see link) explains it in terms of the need to "clarify the roles and responsibilities for an institutional digital accessibility strategy and highlight some key steps content creators involved in teaching must take to ensure their resources are optimally accessible". In addition, the seminar offers guidance on best practice, online tools, and other resources. The presentation on which it is based can also be downloaded as well as a podcast on the topic.

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Time: 60 min

Digital Accessibility Toolkit

Accessibility is essential for making educational opportunities available to all students, including those with disabilities. This toolkit (see link) offers resources, tips, and information that can provide guidance on how to ensure accessibility as part of the educational equation. The following topics are addressed: what accessibility is, the procurement of accessible technology, the benefits of digital accessibility, and legal requirements for digital accessibility.

License: not freely licensed

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Time: 10 min

Creating Accessible Content

How can you best accommodate students with disabilities in your teaching? The first step is to make any documents, handouts, notes, or presentations accessible. Click on the link below for advice on how to structure the information in your texts and slides so that they can be more easily processed by assistive technologies such as Screen Readers.

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Time: 10 min

Accessible Word Documents

Word has many built-in features to help people with different abilities to read and author documents. In the following, you can find recommendations and best practice advice to make your documents more accessible to students.

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Time: 10 min

Accessible Google Docs

Google Docs has built-in tools to help people with different abilities to read and author documents. In the following, you can find recommendations on how to make your documents more accessible to students.

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Time: 10 min

Accessible Powerpoint Presentations

Presentation slides should be as accessible as possible for your students, whether viewed on a large classroom screen, on a computer, or read in print. In the following, you can find tips on how to create presentations accessible to everyone.

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Time: 10 min

Accessible Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and accessibility is a complex area with few clear solutions. This guidance brings together best practice and ideas from the University of Sheffield and other institutions.

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