Our student population is diverse in a number of ways – our students have a range of experiences, backgrounds, learning needs, challenges and preferences and it’s vital to their experience at Reading that we provide a fully accessible and inclusive curriculum, and digitally accessible resources. Currently, around 20% of our students have a declared disability with more having challenges that remain undisclosed. Disabilities aside, our students prefer to work and access resources in different ways for various reasons and it is essential that consideration of this is factored in to planning learning experiences and creating resources.
The menu below provides information about the university’s digital accessibility policy and advice on how to create digitally accessible learning resources and experiences. You will also find guidance on how to use Blackboard’s Ally tool to help you improve the accessibility of the content you make available on Blackboard, and provide students with a range of different content formats which they can access to suit their needs and preferences.
Introduction and Policy
Find out about digital accessibility, policy and the importance of providing learning materials and resources accessible to all our students here at the university.
Designing Accessible T&L
How to design accessible learning experiences and resources for all your students, including information about the accessibility personas to help you consider the potential diversity and reality of your students’ needs.
Accessible Blackboard Courses and Content
How to ensure your Blackboard module and its contents are fully accessible, including how to use the Blackboard Ally tool.
Curriculum Framework: Engaging Everyone
The university’s Curriculum Framework: Engaging Everyone strand – aimed at making the curriculum inclusive and accessible to all students.
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TEL help & support
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