Teaching and learning
Reasonable adjustments involving documents
- Plans, summaries, notes, handouts and overheads available in advance of lectures.
- Prioritised reading list.
- Glossary of technical terms/specialist vocabulary.
- Copies of overheads, diagrams and so on created in class provided also in paper form.
- Additional inter-library loans.
- Documents printed on different coloured paper.
- Documents printed with larger font.
- Subtitled / transcribed video material where this is used in lecture situations.
- Availability of notes in electronic format to enable use of assistive software (such as text to speech; speech to text; mindmapping software).
- Intranet material that meets established guidelines for compatibility with specialist software.
- Availability of searchable reference texts.
- Written materials available in audio format.
- Comments on course work in alternative formats.
Reasonable adjustments through human assistance
- Proof reader for written assignments.
- Note-taker to attend lectures.
- Teaching staff asked to face the class at all time when giving a lecture.
- Additional regular 1:1 tutorial support.
- Support in researching booklists for those unable to 'browse' in the library.
- Provision of study skills support covering essay writing or dissertation skills.
Reasonable adjustments through allowances
- Extensions to deadlines.
- Extended library loans.
- Permitted periods of absence.
- Breaks permitted in teaching sessions.
- Assignment work marked with a yellow sticker and appropriate guidance issued to markers.
Reasonable adjustments through equipment
- Staff using a microphone for all lectures.
- Permission to record lectures.
- LOOP system during teaching.
- Laptop to take notes.
- Use of an amplified stethoscope.
- Stethoscope linked to a display screen.
- Chair available in teaching sessions.
- Hand-held devices for taking notes.
- Spell checkers.
- Screen readers.
- Microscopes linked to CCTV screens.
- Compatibility of online teaching resources with the student's software magnification programmes.
Reasonable adjustments to the teaching and learning environment
- Good lighting during lectures.
- Elimination of background noise.
- Adjustments to the physical environment.
- Additional training for teachers in making teaching and learning more accessible to disabled students.