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Make materials for lectures and seminars available to a student in advance of, and after, the session.

Provide materials in a readable electronic format.

Scanned or photocopies of material online are not suitable for assistive software so where possible all files should be machine readable (in a Word or readable PDF format, for example). Any handouts that are pictures or diagrams should also be supplied in advance and ideally accompanied by some written text describing them.

Many lecturers do this as a matter of course through platforms such as Moodle but some lecturers and/or departments do not.

 

Why?

Students benefit from being able to review material both before and after attending a lecture and for some students it is particularly important (see Examples below). Readable electronic versions are essential for students who rely on assistive software to read to them.

Examples