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Students are taught by a range of methods across the disciplines and some of those methods can tap into typical characteristics of dyslexia.

Here you will find suggestions for making some teaching methods more accessible for dyslexic students. For example, you might encourage dyslexic students to choose projects and dissertations that suit their ways of learning.

You may find some ideas for increasing the accessibility of your teaching in your discipline area.

Reasonable adjustments

Examples from Practicals

  • Use of laptop with Excel for write-ups.
  • Alternatives to verbal instructions during the session: visual back-up, permission to record.
  • No penalties for spelling where write-ups are hand-written and handed in immediately after the practical session.

Video examples

Dyslexia video: "Learning from lectures: a dyslexic student's view.." Duration: 3 minutes : 13 seconds

Learning from lectures: a dyslexic student's view.

"…So if the reading's all on WebCT if it's scanned in that's much better, and the slides from the lectures if that's on there with the key points that's great…"

3 min 13s student perspective video by Annie Evans, in Lectures

Dyslexia video: "Benefits of podcasting for dyslexic students.." Duration: 2 minutes : 43 seconds

Benefits of podcasting for dyslexic students.

"…it seems to make the whole process much more active plus you've got the dual input of auditory and seeing the text as well…"

2 min 43s inclusive teaching video by Alex Sallis et al., in Lectures

Dyslexia video: "Students taking the lead with their supervisor.." Duration: 1 minute : 31 seconds

Students taking the lead with their supervisor.

"…I think it's having a good relationship with my supervisor really, being able to talk to him and say I don't understand that…"

1 min 31s student perspective video by Michael Shaw et al., in Projects & dissertations

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