Inclusive teaching - information for staff

Disability support, inclusive teaching and assessment 

The Disability and Dyslexia Support team work collaboratively with the Organisational Development team to encourage inclusive teaching and learning at Keele University, particularly by:

  • Raising awareness of the ways in which different disabilities may affect students during their time at university, and the barriers learners may face in learning and teaching environments.
  • Increasing staff understanding about how to design and deliver inclusive learning and teaching environments, activities, resources and assessments.
  • Championing the wider benefits of an inclusive teaching approach for all students.

The links below provide a series of downloadable documents with strategies and tips for making your teaching practises more inclusive.

Staff training modules

We currently have two training modules which we are encouraging as many colleagues as possible to complete. These are:

  • Introduction to inclusive teaching (module 1)
  • Top inclusive teaching tips (module 2)

Staff can find out more and complete the course via the Keele Learning Pool

Introduction to DDS and inclusive teaching (PDF

Top 10 inclusive teaching tips (PDF

The role of Disability Liaison Officers - DLOs (PDF

View all reasonable adjustments currently in use in relation to exam arrangements (PDF)

View all reasonable adjustments currently in use in relation to teaching and learning (PDF)

To request any of the documents in an additional alternative format please contact support.dds@keele.ac.uk

The documents below outline how specific disabilities might affect a student at university. The documents also set out a range of practical steps that you can take to effectively support these students in your teaching

  • Dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (PDF)
  • Autistic spectrum disorders and asperger syndrome (PDF)
  • Visual impairment (PDF
  • Hearing impairment (PDF
  • Epilepsy (PDF
  • Mental health difficulties (PDF
  • Mobility difficulties (PDF
  • Assistive listening systems - a list of learning spaces on campus equipped with induction loop systems (PDF)

To request any of the documents in an additional alternative format please contact support.dds@keele.ac.uk