Designing for Diverse Learners
The poster below represents key aspects to consider when creating accessible and inclusive content. The poster focuses on the design of digital teaching and learning materials, but many of the principles could also apply to other physical and digital content, for example, printed posters and signage, library websites, blogs and social media.
The poster was designed by Lee Fallin and Sue Watling at the University of Hull, based on posters developed by the UK Home Office.
There are a number of free, web-based tools that can hep you check the accessibility of content.
As Cambridge libraries we have a responsibility to make sure that web content we publish fully meets accessibility standards. Anyone who contributes content to a website is responsible for the accessibility of that content.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) can be a useful starting point when thinking about the accessibility of the content you are producing or editing.
WCAG is organised around four principles, using the POUR acronym:
The WebAIM checklist also includes other aspects of design covered elsewhere in the information contained within this page.