Accessibility and assistive technology Business Operations Learning and Teaching Reimagined

Accessibility: the secret to success is organisational vision and buy-in

With the September deadline approaching for compliance with the Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations, there’s a flurry of activity as organisations implement auditing and new processes, while putting the finishing touches to accessibility statements and plans. Doing this in the context of a move to online or hybrid teaching presents a challenge, particularly if staff […]

Learning and Teaching Reimagined Teaching and Learning

An opportunity for creativity and inclusivity: an entirely asynchronous online first-year history course

In this guest post, Miranda Melcher uses a detailed example from her own experience to demonstrate how a change in delivery model can be an opportunity to embed creativity, accessibility and inclusiveness from the outset, with positive results for everyone. Miranda has taught in a variety of environments, including as a graduate teaching assistant in […]

Accessibility and assistive technology Student Experience and Wellbeing

Taking needs assessments online

This post was updated 13th July 2020 to include ‘Getting ready to take needs assessment online’ video and transcript. For students entitled to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), or similar support, an expert needs assessment is an essential part of the process. A needs assessment is a student-centred process where recommendations for adjustments, support strategies and […]

Accessibility and assistive technology Learning and Teaching Reimagined

Keeping accessibility in mind

We’re mindful that the necessary increase in online learning delivery is happening in the context of new web accessibility regulations. These regulations mean it is a legal requirement for colleges and universities to ensure that new online content meets certain standards. These standards ensure disabled students can access important information and course materials on your […]

Teaching and Learning Uncategorised

Tales of a reluctant online educator

It’s easy for those of us who are more experienced at online delivery to forget how daunting it can be to do it for the first time. I’ve been delivering online courses now for 10 years, but I remember how I felt when I was first told that I had to deliver an established face-to-face […]