The University is committed to inclusivity, which includes ensuring our teaching and learning practices are accessible to all, as reflected in the Curriculum Framework.
Our Policy on Inclusive Practice in Teaching & Learning provides greater clarity and emphasis to our commitment to an inclusive approach. All academic programmes are working towards the following:
- Inclusive assessment practices
- Accessible presentations and handouts
- Key resources provided to students at least 48 hours in advance of a taught session.
This Policy came into effect from January 2018 and we expect there will be a period of transition while staff update existing teaching and learning materials and implement any adjustments that may need to be made to assessment practices.
Inclusive technology to support your learning
Inclusive technology refers to those programs, settings, extensions and apps that enable everyone to get the most out of their computer, tablet or phone. Assistive technology software and built-in settings can help with things like screen magnification, changing text colour and size, text-to-speech and screenreading, speech recognition, and grammar and spell checking. Find out more about how this technology can support your learning here: libguides.reading.ac.uk/inclusive-technology
Blackboard materials are now available to download in a range of accessible formats to suit student’s needs.
How can I share my experiences?
If you have any queries or suggestions relating to the accessibility of your teaching and learning materials, you can raise this with a number of different people, depending on whom you feel most comfortable discussing this with. These include:
• Your Academic Tutor
• Your School/Course Rep
• Your School Disability Rep (ask your Support Centre if you’re not sure who this is)
• Disability Advisory Service
• Reading Students' Union Advice Team