Alternative formats

You will save time when producing alternative formats if you create documents with accessibility in mind.

If requested by a user, it is a legal requirement to provide documents, leaflets, electronic resources etc in an alternative format.

The Blackboard Ally accessibility tool in Moodle provides alternative formats directly to students for many file types. Find out more about Blackboard Ally.

Alternative format examples:

  • large print
  • Braille
  • a paper copy of an electronic resource or vice versa
  • electronic resource in an alternative format, e.g. Word document instead of PDF

Documents do not need to be produced in alternative formats until a request has been received. However, if you are producing video, it must be accessible (e.g. with accompanying transcript and/or captions).

We would advise routing all other requests for alternative formats by contacting the IT Helpdesk where practicable.