The Open University is committed to making sure that as many people as possible can use our websites. Accessibility is an essential part of our mission. On this page, you'll find everything you need to answer any questions you have about accessibility, whether you're a student or a member of staff.
What we do at the OU to make our websites accessible.
Links to the accessibility statements for websites and apps at the OU.
Information about declaring a disability, services and additional support for exams and studying, Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), alternative formats and specialist equipment.
Information about the resources and services available to disabled students from the OU Library.
If you are a user of different assistive technologies and web browser settings, this section offers you information and guidance when using your module website and online tools.
Different options for everyone to try to help them study on a screen successfully.
A group run by and for undergraduate and postgraduate students, offering support and advocating for the needs of disabled students.
Outlining our commitment to equality as part of our mission.
The AUE SharePoint site hosts a variety of internally and externally produced resources for staff. The AUE team looks after the centralised, student-facing systems and websites at the OU and act as a centre of expertise for digital accessibility and usability.
An informal community for all staff to ask questions, share resources, and talk about all things accessibility.
Digital standards, guidelines, and policies for OU staff members.
This forum is intended for Open University staff to ask general accessibility-related questions. Anyone can ask and answer questions.
Securing Greater Accessibility (SeGA) SharePoint site provides access to a wide variety of resources. SeGA is managed by the Institute of Educational Technology and supports The Open University to make curriculum inclusive and accessible to disabled students.
The Cross-Faculty Accessibility Working Group (CFAWG) was established by Faculty Accessibility Coordinators in as a way to coordinate accessibility work across faculties and units.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are a small specialist Team within People Services, who focus on a wide-range of equality issues across the University.
The network aims to add and support the rich diversity of the OU workforce. Membership is open to all staff employed by the OU, in whatever capacity, and wherever they are based.
The network aims to further the equality, acceptance, and inclusion of the neurologically different within the OU.