Here is a list of annotated web resources:
A revised Code of Practice concerning new duties upon providers of post-16 education and related services which came into force on 1 September 2006.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (*)
(*) Scroll down on the web page to find the link.
Competence standards - what on earth are they?
Jenni Dyer, Policy Director, Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities. Presentation given at Skill HE conference, 29 November 2007.
The Open University website offers practical help with inclusive teaching issues. Inclusive Teaching
Disability Legislation: Practical Guidance for Academic Staff. Disability Legislation.
This guide includes top tips, advice on making your teaching inclusive and a list of further resources. SWAP
Resources that focus on teaching and learning. DO IT resources
A guide that HEIs can adapt for their own use. DO IT guide
A series of booklets providing information for academic staff on making the delivery of the curriculum accessible to disabled students. Teachability
A set of ten online guides to consider how an inclusive curriculum can be designed for disabled students, tailored for different staff (e.g. lecturers, support staff and Heads of Department). Geography Discipline Network
An American online publication that considers the curriculum in terms of all aspects of inclusivity. Diversity
Online materials for staff disability awareness, from the University of Salford, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and UMIST. DEMOS
A good practice guide produced by the Griffith Institute for Higher Education in Australia.
Good Practice Guide
Guidance on implementing the disability legislation, addressing the involvement of disabled people, both students and staff, as well as methods of involvement. Disability Rights Commission
This report follows an assessment of the performance of 21 HEIs in relation to the Disability Equality Duty, conducted by the Disability Rights Commission. The report highlights effective ways that HEIs have sought to involve students and the improvements that are required. The DED Report
The QAA has defined four aims for its work on student engagement and identified its commitment to effectively engage students in the processes and management of quality assurance and enhancement Quality Assurance Agency
An organisation, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and set up to support student engagement in quality assurance and enhancement in institutions across Scotland. Sparqs
A 3 year inter-disciplinary project that sampled the assessment experiences of over 800 disabled and non-disabled students. Includes evaluations of MAPs, student assessment preferences and a range of alternative and inclusive assessment case studies. SPACE Project
Staff guidance on assignments and assessments (9.16 - 9.40). Disability Discrimination Act 2005
Considers assessment in the context of inclusive teaching and learning. Inclusive Teaching
Provides a framework to inform future benchmarking in the area of inclusive assessment in the context of curriculum development for a range of subject areas considered by disability. SCIPS
Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes in the Undergraduate Psychology Major. APA online
Triple A is a HEFCE funded project at Nottingham Trent University designed to make practically-based subjects more inclusive for all students, regardless of impairment. AAA Project
Provides advice and information on using inclusive and assistive technologies in improving the experience of disabled students, including a series of step-by-step guides (Accessibility Essentials). JISC TechDis Service
HEFCE-funded project to encourage enhanced pedagogic, practical and strategic use of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) software. ALERT
This book is designed to outline and describe how technologies can be used to meet the needs of disabled students. Access All Areas
The JISC CETIS website brings together educational technology news, comment and analysis. The SIG is for everyone in UK higher and further education who is interested in supporting a learner's individual needs and preferences. CETIS SIG
Practical advice on designing, producing and planning accessible information. RNIB
Disability Rights Commission (DRC) (2005) DDA Guidance for staff in Higher Education. DRC Admissions and Marketing
HEFCE (2004) Conducting impact assessments for equal opportunities in higher education - a guide to good practice. October 2004/37 Good practice.
Help from the ECU to create your institution's first Disability Equality Scheme (DES). It includes helpful references to the DRC's Code of Practice and other public bodies' DESs. While it doesn't provide a model Scheme, its suggested structure can be adapted to fit the culture of your own institution. Shaping your Disability Equality Scheme
The site provides a broad range of advice and guidance documents that covers major areas of diversity. Diversity Guidance Publications