Further reading, resources and references

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    Department for Education- Disabled Student Sector Leadership Group

    Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as a route to Excellence

    Published 2017- outlines expectations for HEIs use of inclusivity in response to reduction in DSA funding

    Higher Education Academy

    Inclusive Curriculum Design Guides

    Generic and subject specific

    Higher Education Academy

    What Works? Student Retention and Success programme

    Final report of project with 13 universities across 43 disciplines

    Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education – License to Learn

    Universal Design for Learning A Best Practice Guide

    Good practice compiled from across Europe following a project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

    Quality Assurance Agency

    The UK Quality Code for Higher Education

    “By means of inclusive design wherever possible and by means of reasonable individual adjustments wherever necessary“

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    Equality Challenge Unit

    Disability legislation: practical guidance for academic staff (revised)

    How to apply disability legislation to different areas of teaching

    Equality Challenge Unit

    Managing reasonable adjustments in higher education

    Guidance for planned and anticipatory adjustments


    The social model of disability

    Disabled people discuss what it is and what it means to them

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    Supporting an inclusive learner experience in higher education

    Resources, activities and assessment


    CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning

    Website including research and resources

    David Sloan, John Stratford and Peter Gregor (published in in Alt-J)

    Using multimedia to enhance the accessibility of the learning environment for disabled students: reflections from the Skills for Access project

    “Reasons why a holistic approach to accessibility may be the most effective in ensuring that multimedia reaches its full potential in enabling and supporting students in learning”

    Oxford Brookes

    Oxford Brookes 'Virtually Here' Workshop

    Virtual reality is not just for fun but has many uses around Brookes


    Supporting online students

    Identifies barriers to online learning and makes suggestions


    Making scientific content accessible

    Technology strategies for studying

    University of Bath

    Methods to produce flexible and accessible learning resources in mathematics

    Guidelines for software set-up and writing documents

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    PCs and autism, learning difficulties and Visual impairments

    Higher Education Academy

    Embedding mental wellbeing in the curriculum: maximising success in higher education

    “takes account of the links between mental wellbeing and learning in ways that can help to maximise success for all”


    How technology can help dyslexic learners help themselves

    Includes top tips to help learners help themselves

    Institute of Physics

    Supporting STEM students with dyslexia

    Includes recommendations for inclusive practice to enhance learning for significant proportion of students

    Babb, K. A. (2008) ‘The timing of online lecture slide availability and its effect on attendance, participation, and exam performance’, Computers and Education,  52 (4), PP868-881, Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2008.12.009 (accessed: 3.11.2016).

    Government Equalities Office and Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Equality Act 2010: guidance, Available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance (accessed 11 January 2015).

    Higbee, J. L. and Goff, E. (2008) Pedagogy and student services for institutional transformation: Implementing universal design in higher education. Minneapolis University of Minnesota: Centre for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy.

    Hockings, C. (2010) Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education: a synthesis of research. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/system/files/inclusive_teaching_and_learning_in_he_synthesis_200410_0.pdf (downloaded: 19th November 2016).

    Křčmář, K (Editor). (2018) The Inclusivity Gap. Inspired by Learning. Available from: https://www.inspiredbylearning.eu/

    Rose, D. and Meyer, A. (2008) A practical reader in universal design for learning. Cambridge: MA: Harvard Press.

    Sloan, D., Stone, S. and Stratford, J (2006) ‘Creating engaging, accessible multimedia for learning’ in Adams, M and Brown, S. (eds.) Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education: Developing Curricula for Disabled Students, Abingdon,Oxon: Routledge, pp. 129-142.

    Taylor, M., Duffy, S., and England, D. (2009) ‘Teaching students with dyslexia in higher education’, Education + Training, 51 (2), PP139-149, Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00400910910941291 (accessed: 16.07.2012).