Screenshot from an accessibility training resource, for illustration purposes

November 25, 2021, by Helen Whitehead

Support with creating accessible materials

We have been made aware of a couple of external training sessions that could help in terms of meeting digital accessibility requirements.

  1. Open Educational Resources (OER) can extend the nature and type of resources available to teachers, researchers and students. This month’s free Future Teacher webinar is at 1 pm tomorrow, Friday 26th November 2021. It is all about the benefits of OER for staff, students and institutions. You will hear contributions from Heriot Watt University and the universities of York and Edinburgh. Register for the future teacher OER webinar.
  2. On 1st December there is a two-hour training session with AbilityNet on course level “accessibility maturity”. This covers how course design, content, pedagogy and communication all contribute to a barrier free student experience. It includes a formative auditing tool you can use for any course as well as a template to help you communicate the benefits of your accessibility practices to students: How to deliver and sustain accessible digital learning – for HE and FE professionals | AbilityNet

Within the University there’s also training and resources available:

  1. This year’s training course aimed at all staff: Accessibility of Teaching & Learning Materials (Online Course).
  2. If you need more information or to dip in to check out particular areas of accessibility relevant to your practice, there’s the Building Accessibility into Digital Learning resource.
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