What is Accessibility?

Accessible means something is usable by as many people as possible, regardless of their cognitive, physical or cultural situation. Accessibility can mean many different things to different people, as the students in these videos explain.

See more Students Explain Digital Accessibility


Why?


How do I get started?

Workshops: Inclusive design for learning & communication

In this online workshop you will get a better awareness of accessibility issues faced by many students & staff. The session includes practical examples of working with inaccessible materials and simple guidelines to create accessible documents.

Monthly - see event page for details

Digital Accessibility for Learning and Teaching

Learn more about digital accessibility for learning and teaching and also how Blackboard Ally can help you identify and improve the accessibility of your Moodle content.

Also read/print a two page Accessibile Documents Guide.

Take Action!

The biggest journey starts with a single step!

Quick Tips: Supporting Inclusive Teaching

Accessibility is more than alt text, subtitles and labelling students. Read these tips on inclusive teaching practices that benefit all leaners, as well as those with specific learning needs.


Where can I learn more about Accessibility?

Quick Tips: Accessibility Tools for All

See a list of accessibility tools at the University of Bath that can help your students and boost your productivity.

Blackboard Ally in Moodle

Blackboard Ally integrates with Moodle. For staff, it can guide you through the steps you need to make to update you content so that it is more accessible; for students, Blackboard Ally can automatically convert course resources into a variety of formats.

Making Bath Digitally Accessible

Accessibility doesn't stop with learning and teaching activities, but all digital interactions. See the Making Bath Digitally Accessible page from the Digital Accessibility Initiative who are leading the effort to raise awareness , embed inclusive design and support accessibility here at Bath.

Blog: Using bookdown to generate accessible course materials

Read Dan Green's discussion with Dr Thomas Cottrell (Mathematics) about how Thomas switched from LaTeX to bookdown to write lecture notes and problem sheets.

Blog: Inclusion in Higher Education

CLT colleagues reflect on working with international colleagues on embedding inclusive learning and teaching approaches.

Themes

  • Accessibility

Contacts

  • For advice on implementing this guidance to enhance learning, teaching and assessment contact the TEL team: tel@bath.ac.uk
  • For help with using and getting specialist IT equipment and software to help ​increase your productivity and improve your access to technology: see Assistive Technology page
  • For questions around the Digital Accessibility generally at the University of Bath, contact the Digital Accessibility Initiative: dai@bath.ac.uk