Q. How do I make my NILE course more accessible?


All Northampton material must be accessible to everyone who needs it. If it isn’t, the content owner / University may be in breach of the Equality Act 2010 (see Appendix A) and the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

This means we have to start thinking about how users might access our content before we design or build anything. 

Accessibility isn’t the responsibility of just one person. Everyone involved is responsible for making sure the service is accessible. Training is available to all staff to ensure they are able to recognise their responsibilities and create accessible content.

If you want to start think about accessibility and Universal Design then here are some suggestions to get you started:

1. Follow the layout advice in the NILE Standards document to support simple course structure.

2. Consider your teaching material and activities in ways which support a different ways of learning.

3. Use Ally to improve the accessibility of your uploaded content.

4. Read Liane Robinson's blog post on ways to develop accessible content.

5. Explore LinkedIn Learning for guidance on developing accessible digital content.

6. Provide captions and transcripts for your video content.

7. Consider asking your students to let you know if they prefer your content in alternative formats.

8. Talk to a Learning Technologist or Learning Designer about accessible design and ABL.



  • Last Updated Oct 20, 2020
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  • Answered By Al Holloway

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