Accessibility in digital content

In recent years the removal of barriers in online learning has become a key factor for anyone developing digital learning material.

Typical barriers include:

  • Auditory – deafness, hearing impairments;
  • Visual – blindness, partially sighted;
  • Cognitive/intellectual/developmental - dyslexia, memory impairment;
  • Physical – muscular dystrophy.

Jisc guidelines

When developing learning material under Scottish Funding Council (SFC) funding you should employ the Jisc guidelines on Reasonable Adjustments.


The next sections provide information on how you might make reasonable adjustments to your teaching resources.

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All efforts have been made to ensure materials created by the EDU comply with current accessibility guidelines (JISC: Support for learners with disabilities).

If further assistance is required with accessibility matters please contact the student support section in your academic partner UHI: Accessing learner support.

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