Edge Hill University is committed to improving student retention and success through inclusive teaching practices.  The following page aims to provide guidance for lecturers on the production of accessible teaching and e-learning resources.

Students in lecture theatre

WCAG (AA Standards) Compliance Support Tools

Contrast Checker – WebAim 
Simple Contrast Ratio – Lea Verou
Advanced Colour Contrast Analyser – PortableApps
Poet Training Tool – Writing Alternative Text 


MS Office Accessibility Centre
Using MS Accessibility Checker
Making MS Word Documents accessible 
Making MS PowerPoint presentations accessible


Adobe Accessibility Checker guide.
Making PDF’s accessible
Workflow for creating accessible PDF’s


Adding closed captions to YouTube videos (classic studio)
Adding closed captions to YouTube videos (new studio – 2019 beta)
Using YouTube captions to create a Transcript

LinkedIn Learning Free Training Resources

Note: All LinkedIn Learning videos are accessible and include full text transcriptions.
Creating Accessible documents in Microsoft Office 
Making PDF’s accessible
Diversity, Inclusion and belonging
WordPress Accessibility

Further Reading

What we mean when we talk about accessibility
Designing for Accessibility
Using assistive and accessible technology in teaching and learning
Guide to using fonts
Plain English Campaign – Free Guides
Everything about colour contrast
Links and Hypertext

Lecture Capture Resources

Making the most of Lecture Capture at Edge Hill
Using portable Lecture Capture equipment

Learning Edge (Blackboard)

Learning Edge Baseline and Baseline+
Blackboard Accessibility Features

Video Case Studies

Hear from staff and students in these short videos, how technology is supporting student learning and assessment.