Supporting students in practical classes - Creating an accessible curriculum - University of Derby

Supporting students in practical classes

  • Provide opportunities for students to visit laboratories prior to the session in order that they are able to familiarise themselves with the environment.
  • It is important for all students including those with disabilities to share with staff any concerns about safety considerations in practical classes.
  • Substitute alternative activities when any student is unable to carry out the practical task.
  • Modify or adapt equipment or activities wherever possible to allow students with disabilities to participate (Examples include auditory displays of visual information such as talking thermometers, or tactile displays of information which may include instruments which have Braille markings thereon, and adjustable height work-benches whereby equipment is moved to an accessible level).
  • Consider the use of assistive technology for example a visualiser or camera to magnify images.
  • It is important that early negotiation between student and lecturer takes place in order to ensure effective inclusive practice.

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Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 - Call for proposals

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Learning & Teaching Conference 2018. All staff are invited to submit using the online form below for consideration by the conference review panel. Proposals need to be submitted no later than 12 noon on 22 May 2018.