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Toolkit for creating accessible learning materials

Learner using assistive technologyWelcome to the toolkit for creating accessible learning materials. Created by JISC TechDis, the leading UK educational advisory service in accessibility and inclusion, it is designed to enable teachers and trainers to create effective, engaging and accessible learning materials for their learners. Grouped into eight categories, this toolkit of guidance resources merges pedagogical and technical advice where previously these have been scattered over several different channels.

The toolkit comprises the following eight categories. Click on a category below, or in the left-hand menu, to access the guidance resources for that category:

  1. Users who have difficulty seeing things
  2. Users who have difficulty hearing things
  3. Users who have difficulties understanding things
  4. Users who have difficulty concentrating
  5. Users who have difficulties handling and manipulating things
  6. Users who have difficulties communicating with others
  7. Users who have difficulty accessing text
  8. Users who are dyslexic

Kevin Carey, Director of HumanITy, advised on the creation of the resources. He is uniquely placed to provide guidance because of his long involvement in education, his expertise in accessibility and his standing as a blind author and speaker.

There is no single solution for accessibility, and often the most time-consuming and expensive adjustments are not always the most effective. These accessibility guidelines available on Excellence Gateway will help teachers to adapt and personalise delivery to all learners.

Kevin Carey, Director of HumanITy, and a learner and tutor from Lewisham College

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