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Accessibility Statement for Web technologies (TT284)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, animation, portions of code, and short videos all with transcripts/subtitles. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. The majority of the module resources have been designed to be as accessible as possible: they can be navigated using a keyboard rather than a mouse, the text they contain is accessible by screen readers, and alternative long descriptions are provided where appropriate. Due to the changing graphical display of some of the activities, some students benefit from the support of a sighted helper.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

For some of the activities you may be asked to come up with your own answer to a particular question and then share your answer with other students in the module forums. This will help you to look at a topic from different perspectives and gain a broader understanding of the subject.

Practical work

Computer practical work forms a required component of assessment. You will be asked to carry out practical activities using specialised software. Given the nature of the activities, some students may need a sighted helper.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used in some parts of the module. You will not be required to use such notation within assessments.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a number of diagrams and graphs and a considerable number of code portions. Reading and interpreting the diagrams, and interpreting and producing code are an important part of the study of this module, and are assessed.. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures. If you have any concerns about this aspect of the module, please contact us for further advice.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online and this is assessed. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.

Assessment

This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment (EMA) submitted online.

Feedback

You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.

Schedule

All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills. If you are concerned about the time management required at undergraduate level, please contact us before you register on the module to find out what we can do to support you.

Specialist software

To do your practical work you will need a simple editor that you will use to develop your code, and a suitable web browser. The module has been developed using the ‘Brackets’ editor, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox browsers, but other modern text editors and browsers can be used.

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