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Evaluating the accessibility of an alternative format of module materials in Maths & Stats

Project leader(s): 
Chris Hughes
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Faculty: 
STEM
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Archived

We report on an eSTEeM/school funded project that aimed to evaluate an alternative format designed for students in mathematics and statistics who use assistive technology to access their materials. At the heart of the evaluation was a consultation with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

From the user testing, 6 out of 8 users would recommend studying using material in this format to other maths or statistics students wanting to study independently at degree level.

Outcome: based on the results of this project we recommend that the school of Mathematics and Statistics adopts this alternative format across the curriculum in addition to its existing outputs. We propose that the output be named DAARA: Designed AA Reasonable Adjustment.

Related resources

Hughes, C., Colwell, C., Clarke, J., Williams, K. and Bromley, A. (2020) Evaluating the accessibility of an alternative format of module materials in Maths & Stats. eSTEeM Final Report. (Intranet only)

Hughes, C., Colwell, C., Clarke, J., Williams, K and Bromley, A. (2020) Evaluating the accessibility of an alternative format of module materials in Maths & Stats. Presentation at the 9th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 29-30 April 2020, Milton Keynes. (Intranet only)

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