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Accessible lecture notes

Published: 04/07/2014

An HEI in the south of England has adopted a range of anticipatory adjustments in response to feedback from a partially sighted student that some course materials were inaccessible. This resulted from a largely ‘chalk-and-talk’ teaching style, which visually impaired students found difficult to access.

The maths department subsequently designated a member of staff to transfer all lecture notes into LaTeX, a typesetting system that includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. This has had a positive impact and other departments have subsequently adopted the same approach.