Centre for Scholarship and Innovation
Winner of the 3rd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2020 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience.
We report on an eSTEeM/school funded project that aimed to evaluate an alternative format designed for students in mathematics and statistics who use assistive technology to access their materials. At the heart of the evaluation was a consultation with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
From the user testing, 6 out of 8 users would recommend studying using material in this format to other maths or statistics students wanting to study independently at degree level.
Outcome: based on the results of this project we recommend that the school of Mathematics and Statistics adopts this alternative format across the curriculum in addition to its existing outputs. We propose that the output be named DAARA: Designed As A Reasonable Adjustment.