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.
Guide to creating alternative formats for students with print disabilities.
When preparing teaching materials for students, apply these principles in addition to those above:
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
We can help
For more advice or help related to accessing material or creating accessible content, email the Accessible Information Team