The university has a legal obligation to provide accessible learning materials to students.  This page outlines the advice and resources already available to staff.  Many of the simple measures that when taken can make documents accessible, can be useful to everyone - not just those with additional requirements.  However, often small changes in habits can make a big difference to those it affects. 

Accessibility on Toolkit

This resource intends to provide straightforward, simple guidance on accessibility principles and links to useful websites and tools (e.g. creating accessible documents) that can help to inform your work. 

MyAberdeen and Ally on Toolkit

MyAberdeen has new functionality called Ally which provides academic staff with advice on the accessibility of documents posted online, while students receive a list of alternative formats for each document on their course area.   See our Quick Guide on how to disable alternative formats for third party copyright material and the library pages for more on copyright.  

Percipio self-teach resources

For anyone looking for written guidance or short online tutorials on how to make documents accessible in Mircrosoft Office, Percipio has a number of ebooks and videos available for staff or students. 

Workshops available

Staff looking for practical IT workshops in the use of MyAberdeen or Microsoft Office should check out the course booking system.  Here you will find sessions running throughout the academic year.  

Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology team aim to empower students and staff to be independent in their studies or role.  Students who have been referred by student disability service can make an appointment. 

Disability Support

University Disability Advisers offer support and guidance and are a first point of contact for disabled students. The University welcomes disabled students, and it is our policy to consider applications from all students on the same grounds.

Student Learning Service

We aim to help all students to achieve their full academic potential including those with Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences. The Student Learning Service offers individual Study Advice Sessions throughout the year.  

Additional resources

Here are some additional resources:

eLearning Accessibility Information 

Blackboard Ally Accessibility Checklist 

Web Aim guidance and tools