Accessible Curricula refers to making curriculum content, delivery and assessment accessible to as many students as practicably possible. The University has many students with a wide variety of disabilities. How they learn by interacting with the course content is crucial; taking this into account in the design or revision of a course is one part of effectively supporting the vast majority of students. Designing courses in this way can help staff to avoid making routine one-off adjustments for individual student needs as the vast majority of the necessary work will have been done.
There are a number of resources produced by HEFCE and JISC funded projects over the last five years. The references list reproduced here cover a wide range of issues and can provide a useful 'toolkit' to evaluating accessibility within your own course.
The Education Support Unit (ESU) can advise staff on designing curricula to support the needs of disabled students. Such requests can either come as part of the forward planning process to try and anticipate the needs of future disabled students, or to address the needs of known individual students.
The ESU doesn't provide support or advice for individual student issues such as funding, access to support workers or arranging practical support. Please address such queries to the staff helpline of Disability Services: 0117 331 0444 (x10444), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic staff should contact the Education Support Unit if they have any receive queries about this issue.