Technology & Innovation Centre and Graham Hills buildings

Accessibility & Alt-format

Accessibility and Alt-Format

What does accessibility mean? How can you ensure that the materials you create are accessible to everyone in your class?

Accessible content should enable someone accessing the information on their phone to access the same information as someone using a laptop, and equally, someone who is blind and using a screenreader or a Braille device should be able to access the information as readily and easily. 

This section is intended for anyone creating digital content and provides:

  • an awareness of the barriers that inaccessible materials present to individuals and the benefits that accessible materials provide for all, including the writer, through an understanding of
    • the social model of disability 
    • the POUR principles of accessible digital content
  • guides on how to ensure your materials meet the fundamental accessibility principles via SCULPT:
    • Structure using heading styles
    • Colour and Contrast
    • Use of Images
    • Plain English
    • Links
    • Tables
  • highlight the university's Digitisation Service (CVIP)

The following sections will be added shortly:

  • Signpost Windows 10 and Office365 inclusive assistive features
  • highlight RNIB BOOKSHARE
  • resources from STEP accessible Documents workshop.

Zoom Accessibility: in addition to supporting Captions and transcripts, Zoom Accessibility provides shortcut keys and the option of increasing text size in the Chat window. Zoom Accessibility is also available within the Zoom window by pressing the up arrow next to the video icon and choosing video settings.