Ensuring that your teaching sessions and core learning materials can be interacted with by all of your students will reduce the need for secondary intervention and foster a more inclusive environment in your module.
Screencasts are a key method of delivering core content. Delivering short, targeted screencasts that signpost to further learning and resources will help all of your students. Making changes to the way you create and publish your screencasts can have an effect on how accessible they are.
- Creating Accessible Screencasts – How to approach the design, recording, and publishing of your core video content
- Captioning screencasts – How to improve the accuracy of automatic captions and edit captions in MS Stream
Document & Presentations
Documents and Presentations can supplement and provide further context for your core content. The way these materials are designed can have an impact on how easily your students can interact with your materials.
- S.C.U.L.P.T for Accessibility – Design your materials in a way that will directly benefit disabled students
- Accessibility Checkers – Check your materials for potential accessibility issues before making them available to students
The university requires any presentation material to be made available to students 48 hours in advance of a live sessions.
Live Interactive Sessions
As well as providing your students with accessible core content for your module, you can ensure that your live interactive sessions are as accessible as possible by considering the materials you provide beforehand, the platform on which you deliver, and the interactive tools you use.
- Running Accessible Interactive Sessions– Diversify interaction and provide support before, during, and after your session
Student Accessibility Personas
Reading’s student population has a diverse spectrum of needs. Anticipating these requirements can be challenging, so we recommend using our accessibility personas to help you better understand the needs of students with a variety of disabilities and neurodiversity when applying the information on these pages.
These personas are designed as a learning exercise, and should not be a replacement for communicating with your students to better understand their needs.