New Inclusive Teaching website goes live

A new website has been launched as part of the University’s Inclusive Learning and Teaching Development (ILTD) project.

The new Inclusive Teaching website will support colleagues with practical resources and advice about teaching inclusively

New Inclusive Teaching website goes live. December 2019

The website, which will support colleagues with practical resources and advice about teaching inclusively, includes:

  • information and research on best practice in inclusive learning and teaching
  • guides and examples of inclusive design, teaching and assessment
  • advice and support for producing digitally accessible materials and resources that meet new web accessibility legislation
  • an overview of the University’s Inclusive Learning and Teaching Baseline Standards
  • information on the role of the School Academic Leads for Inclusive Practice (SALIPs), plus who your local SALIP is and how to contact them
  • video testimonials from staff and students talking about their experiences of inclusive learning and teaching; and
  • advice on training and further support for developing your inclusive practice.

The resource builds on work originally published by the group in 2017, but with a refreshed look and feel, mapping to the baseline standards and showcasing a 'born accessible' approach to creating web resources that meet new legislation.

Academic Lead for the project, Dr Beth Johnson, said: “The new Inclusive Teaching website is an excellent source of support for teaching colleagues across the University.

“Containing genuinely useful resources about designing, teaching and assessing inclusively, as well as resources on creating inclusive environments and developing inclusive practices, the examples and guidance will assist colleagues in their desires to meet the needs of our diverse student population.”

Guides on the site are mapped to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching in Higher Education.

Dr Johnson and Project Lead, Jenny Brady, thank ILTD colleagues, whose efforts have made this new resource possible.

They said: “A huge amount of work has gone into the new website from members of the Inclusive Teaching and Learning Group and, in addition, contributions from Kirsten Thompson, Digital Practice Adviser, and Jane Hetherington, from IT Training, have been invaluable in getting the new website ready for colleagues to use.” 

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