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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: "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 tape recording lectures and meetings.." Duration: 2 minutes : 47 seconds

Students tape recording lectures and meetings.

"…I received a very very high grade, kind of the highest I've ever achieved and it was the first time I'd actually used this dictaphone so a big thumbs up for that…"

2 min 47s reasonable adjustments video by Nick Thomas et al., in Lectures

Dyslexia video: "Providing annotated slides as handouts after lectures.." Duration: 6 minutes : 24 seconds

Providing annotated slides as handouts after lectures.

"…Well I just save it as a pdf file straightaway and it goes on the web and they have this pdf in full colour available exactly as they saw it on the screen…"

6 min 24s inclusive teaching video by Joe Cornfield et al., in Handouts

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