Creating resources for students
Student information resources should be clear, comprehensive, timely and presented within an accessible format. Inclusive information involves clarity of both Format and Content.
Guidelines for Inclusive Student Information Resources:
When creating student information resources always:
- follow the College Accessible Information Policy.
- Keep the original Word / Powerpoint document in case it is necessary to provide materials in alternative format.
- Include a strapline indicating where to request an alternative format.
For further details on how to modify and create accessible resources using MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat PDF and helpful tips on maintaining your website see: Accessible Information
Ensure student information is:
- Clear, avoiding jargon and terminology beyond the students' level,
- Accurate, and updated on a regular basis,
- Timely, students receive information such as deadlines, timetables etc. in good time.
Resource Specific Guidelines:
For more specific information go to our pages on:
- Programme handbooks
- Lecture Handouts
- Reading Lists
- Powerpoint Presentations
Take time to complete a brief self-evaluation of your:
- Programme level Information (10 questions)
- Module level Information (10 questions)
- Research Student Information (6 questions)
Alternative format production provides an alternative to standard print. The Disability Service is responsible for assisting in the provision of alternative format materials in College. All published information should include the strap-line: This document is available in alternative format upon request from *insert e-mail address*.
This video explains the concept of 'Alternative formats' and offers examples of formats that may be requested.