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Disability legislation: practical guidance for academic staff (revised)

Published: 01/02/2010

Provides academic staff with clear information about how to apply disability legislation to teaching and learning

disability-legislation-guidanceThis joint ECU and Higher Education Academy publication revises and extends previous guidance, first published in 2006, to reflect developments in legislation and inclusive practice.

This guidance aims to raise awareness and understanding among academic staff in HE of their responsibilities towards disabled students under current disability legislation, provide practical examples of how academics can support disabled students to reach their full potential to succeed and participate in all areas of their programmes and promote a more inclusive approach to learning, teaching and assessment.

Areas covered include:

  • The legislative context
  • Admissions and induction
  • Programme design and validation
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Group work
  • e-learning and distance learning
  • Work placements, field trips and study abroad
  • Assessment
  • Retention
  • Progression and transition
  • Employability

As well as being useful for individual academic staff members, this guidance is intended to be a tool for staff development and training.