Inclusive Digital Practice

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

Microsoft

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

Adobe

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

Video

Adding closed captions to YouTube videos
Using YouTube captions to create a Transcript

Writing Alternative Text [Poet Training Tool]

This tool provides best practice guidelines and exercises that will help you grow your skills in writing effective image descriptions benefiting everyone who needs to access your digital documents, web pages and mobile apps.

This free resource is broken up into 3 helpful sections:

  1. Helps you determine when a description is actually needed.
  2. Provides guidelines on how to write an effective description (with examples).
  3. Upload content and practice writing your own descriptions.

Lynda.com Free Training resources

Note: All Lynda 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.