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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.

Inclusive teaching

Examples from Handouts

  • Be aware that well spaced and structured headings benefit everyone.
  • Be aware that visual images supported by text and vice versa suits verbal and non verbal learners.
  • Use off-white paper and minimum size 12 sans serif font where individual preferences are unknown.

Video examples

Dyslexia video: "Strategies that dyslexic students use when reading.." Duration: 4 minutes : 48 seconds

Strategies that dyslexic students use when reading.

"…I get frustrated having to read things word by word…if I don't understand a word I hop over it,…replace it with one that fits and carry on…"

4 min 48s student perspective video by Ryan Beardsley et al., in Setting reading

Dyslexia video: "Involving students in large groups: ideas for using interactive handsets.." Duration: 2 minutes : 41 seconds

Involving students in large groups: ideas for using interactive handsets.

"…they own it in some sort of sense, they've already thought about it and they've put themselves on the graph…"

2 min 41s inclusive teaching video by Richard Field 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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