Thursday 20th May 2021 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
See the resources below and take some time during the day
to listen, think, share, learn or do something to support digital access and inclusion
- 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'.
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.
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.
Thursday 20th May 11.00am - 12.30pm
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.
Where can I learn more about Accessibility?
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.