As members of University staff we should all be aware of issues surrounding inclusivity in all areas of university life. You may well be in the process of editing your Word Documents and PowerPoint presentations to meet accessibility criteria right now.
Two quick things today:
- Please click on this link, then find and download the Word document entitled Accessibility Checklist – it’s just under the title General Principles. Please read it and save it for future reference. It contains lots of useful guidance, plus a couple of video tutorials on how to convert existing Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.
- To earn your credit today, please post a comment about any software or technology you have used, or heard about, that promotes accessibility within a university context.
IMPORTANT: if you do not have the templates already installed on your machine, and the links in the document draw a blank – as they appear to be for some, but not all – please contact IT Services to gain access to them.
Our 5 minutes have been exhausted today once again, but here’s some further reading if you wish to learn more. Anglia Learning & Teaching have created a VLE page for Inclusive Teaching Practice. Click here to go to the VLE site, and log in using your Anglia Ruskin staff username and password.
You can also contribute to the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #5DoDL