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Digital accessibility guide

Explore how to create, design and structure your content to ensure that is is accessible to your students.

Additional support from the Library

If you need to improve your user experience when accessing digital content, the library has produced guidance on how to activate accessibility features:

Caption Ed

Caption Ed provides machine generated captions and transcripts on the go, it can follow you from a You Tube tutorial to a lecture capture recording and on to a Teams meeting.  It can provide instant captions, downloadable transcripts and effortless notetaking. The Caption Ed website has an overview and a video of the features.  

Students and staff at other universities recommend its use to help study and so City’s Disability and Neurodiversity Support Team is piloting a limited number of licences from September 2022.  

Guidance on Caption Ed covering the tool and how students can access it at City can be found on the Digital Accessibility Student Guide

Additional support from the Events team

Please refer to the Events team resources for planning events. They provide support with reasonable notice. Included are guidelines on access to venue and audience experience:

  • Provide opportunities at the booking stage for those with disabilities or those associated with a person with disability to contact the team in advance and make appropriate arrangements.
  • Ensure that staff and student ambassadors are briefed on accessible facilities.
  • Make sure that all wheelchair-accessible routes are clear, from entrance to event venue.
  • Ensure that hearing loops are available and publicised, wherever possible.
  • Make sure that a sign language interpreter is available, if required and when given sufficient notice.
  • Ensure that wheelchair space is kept free for wheelchair-users only.
  • Brief student ambassadors on appropriate ways to assist audience members, where relevant.

Source: Marketing-and-Comms-Equality-and-Diversity.pdf (pg.9)

Please review relevant guidance on creating accessible documents and presenting tips

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