Neurodiversity, L&T: creating accessible materials
Student quotes from the Neurodiversity and Student Experience Project
Animation is created by Robyn Ellison (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
General Inclusive Practice
The University's Inclusive Education Model
Digital Pedagogies Library (Jessica Humphrey's)
Wellbeing Pedagogies Library (Dr. Elena Riva)
Disability Inclusive Practice
Digital Accessibility at Warwick (Staff Only)
Making Your Teaching Inclusive
The Learning Design Consultancy Unit has created a quick Accessible and Inclusive Practice taken from the student-led panel session:
- Record to allow students to repeat and review in their own time.
- If there are reasons why it can't be recorded be honest and open with students.
- Use interactive tools such as Padlet/Vevox which allow anonymous participation and a lasting record of discussions. Turn cameras on for lip reading and speak clearly for captions.
- Lecture Experience: Autistic Students (Portsmouth Uni)
- Lab Session Experience: Autistic Students (Portsmouth Uni)
- Provide tasks and questions before the seminar to motivate online engagement and give time to prepare.
- Clear expectations of what is expected from a session or breakout room before online teaching begins.
- Do not pick on students to answer questions.
- Shorter breakout rooms are preferential.
- Use interactive tools such as Padlet/Vevox which allow anonymous participation and a lasting record of discussions.
- Turn cameras on for lip reading and speak clearly for captions.
- Seminar Experience: Autistic Student (Portsmouth Uni)Link opens in a new window
- Use moodle checklists to help organisation.
- Use a consistent format/template on Moodle and label content clearly.
- Ensure up-to-date content and links.
- Tell students when a new resource is added or changed.
- Use reminders for upcoming deadlines and tasks.
- Avoid walls of text- break information down.
- Be clear about time expectations for activities and reading- for e.g. if you have 'x' amount of time do 'y'.
Share Staff Exemplars
Guidance on inclusive practice: The following tips, positives and challenges are notes taken from the live student-led panel session "Hidden disability & online teaching: the student experience".
You can find more information about the University's web accessibility statement, guidance for authors and additional resources at this link.
Case studies of inclusive design: Preparing Students for Learning - Students Tailoring Learning to their Needs - Promoting Student Collaboration - Inclusive Assessment and Feedback (Imperial College London).Link opens in a new window
Best Practice Guide for HE Lecturers and TutorsLink opens in a new window