Overview

Accessible content is easier for everyone to access. It's the right thing to do, it benefits everyone, and it's the law.

When you create any content for staff or students, including documents, emails, presentation slides, meeting notes, images, blog posts, web pages, videos etc, you're legally obliged to make it accessible for people with disabilities. 

Good news: it's easy and it doesn't take any extra time if done from the start. And everyone will benefit, because it makes your content better all round.

Staff: creating accessible content

Checking your content before sharing it

Is it accessible? Use an accessibility checker to find and fix any issues.

Alternative formats

Guide to creating alternative formats for students with print disabilities.

Teaching materials

When preparing teaching materials for students, apply these principles in addition to those above:

  1. Kent Inclusive Practices for teaching
  2. Alternative formats guide for teaching staff (docx)

Any materials you upload to Moodle will be automatically checked for accessibility by Blackboard Ally.

Students: creating accessible content

Learn how to make your outputs accessible and gain a key employability skill. If you apply these simple practices, you'll be doing great:

Creating alternative formats

Our guide to accessing your learning materials in different formats shows you how to: 

  • Convert images of text into real text to paste it into documents and notes
  • Convert text to an audio file, or have it read aloud directly from the document
  • Make the font bigger, change the background colour, and much more

Why accessibility matters

We can help

For more advice or help related to accessing material or creating accessible content, email opera@kent.ac.uk

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