- We have a responsibility as educators, as humans and by law to create resources and teaching that don't disable people.
- Inclusive teaching practices will benefit all learners in your class, not just those with specific 'labels'.
How do I get started?
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
Work through this interactive set of resources and activities introducing digital accessibility (312 Accessibility Essentials), which is part of the wider CLT self-paced online courses on Moodle.
Where can I learn more about Accessibility?
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.
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.
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.
The biggest journey starts with a single step!
- 5-10 mins - learn how to check Word documents, create accessible Excel tables or another accessible MS Office feature with these short tutorials.
- 10-20 mins - edit the automatic captions for a short video you plan to reuse next year.
- 30 mins - review your Moodle course with Blackboard Ally and see where you can make impactful changes.