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.