Technology & Innovation Centre and Graham Hills buildings



What does accessibility mean? 

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 just as readily and easily. 

Inaccessible content will be disabling for some people.

How can you ensure that the materials you create are accessible for everyone?

This page 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.

Here you can gain an understanding of:

  • The social model of disability
  • The POUR principles of accessible digital content
  • The university’s Digitisation Service (Alt-format)

This page contains includes guides on how to ensure your materials meet the fundamental accessibility principles via SCULPT:

  • Structure using heading styles
  • Colour and Contrast
  • Use of Images
  • Links
  • Plain English
  • Tables

The following sections will be added shortly:

  • RNIB Bookshare registration
  • Accessibility Resources specific to course materials
  • Signpost Windows 10 and Office365 inclusive assistive features
  • 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.