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Accessibility of Materials procedure

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Section 1 - Preamble

(1) This Procedure was approved by Academic Board on 31 January 2002 and incorporates all amendments to 2 June 2017.

(2) This Procedure is pursuant to the Regulation 6.1(4) - Information and Communications Technology.

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Section 2 - Purpose

(3) To establish procedures that highlight the importance of making materials delivered in electronic format, including teaching and learning materials or promotional materials accessible to the diverse cohorts of students.

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Section 3 - Scope

(4) This Procedure applies across the university.

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Section 4 - Policy

(5) Regulation 6.1 (4) - Information and Communications Technology.

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Section 5 - Procedure

(6) Staff members who develop materials to be delivered in electronic format, including teaching and learning materials or promotional materials, are responsible for making every reasonable effort to ensure that the materials meet good practice guidelines and this includes adhering to Digital Accessibility Guidelines.

(7) Students and staff members who, as a result of a disability, require printed course materials to be converted to an accessible format must register with the Disability Resource Centre (DRC). The DRC will forward Print Disability Service Requests to Learning Futures and the Library.

(8) Learning Futures staff members should contact the relevant Unit Chairs for information on the course materials required for conversion to a different format. They should then forward the materials to the Library for conversion to the requested format.

(9) Library staff members will arrange for conversion of materials to the requested format and will forward materials that have been converted to accessible formats to students or staff members.

(10) The DRC will advise the Division of Student Administration (DSA) of the alternative formats required for examination papers and will ask the relevant Unit Chairs to provide it with electronic copies of examination papers. DSA will then arrange for conversion to the required formats.

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Section 6 - Definitions

(11) There are no definitions arising under this Procedure.