Inclusive Student Life Checklist
Complete the Inclusive Student Life Checklist to find out how you can improve your organisations accessibility and inclusivity to disabled students.
How can I use the Inclusive Student Life Checklist?
- Complete the checklist.
- Review the feedback solutions (sent to your email and available below).
- Discuss with your committee members and identify action points.
- Implement changes.
- Complete the checklist again to show improvements.
|Do you have plans|
and procedures that
ensure access to your
and activities for
|We have a clear procedure for responding to accessibility requirements and ensuring that all students have access to our resources and activities.||We do not have a procedure for this, it is unclear whose responsibility accessibility requests are or what steps need to be taken to ensure that they are responded to.||Check out the Trinity Inclusive Student Life Guidelines for information on how to make your events, resources and activities inclusive to disabled students.|
|Are you familiar with the Trinity Accessible Information Policy and Equality Policy?||We follow the Trinity Accessible Information Policy and Equality Policy when planning activities.||We do not follow the Trinity Accessible Information Policy and Equality Policy when planning our activities.||Read through the Accessible Information Policy and the Equality Policy. Discuss the key points with your committee and create a plan for implementing them.|
|Do your events and activities take place in accessible spaces? Trinity Physical Access Checker||We ensure that our events take place in spaces that are fully accessible.||Our events are hosted in spaces that are not accessible or partially accessible. We do not always ensure accessibility is prioritised when booking spaces||Consider physical access from the beginning stages of planning an event. Check out the Trinity Inclusive Student Life Guidelines or this video on planning an inclusive event.|
|Have your committee members attended a Disability Awareness Workshop with the Trinity Ability co_op.||Multiple members have attended Disability Awareness Training or met with the Trinity Ability Co_op.||We have not attended Disability Awareness Training or met with the Trinity Ability Co_op.||Disabled students in the Trinity Ability Co_op have been equipped to deliver trainings to clubs, societies, SUs and publications. Reach out to them at [email protected] for more information or complete the workshop request form.|
|Does your event promotion and social media information contain a statement about accessibility and requesting accommodation for people with disabilities?||We use the Trinity Accessibility Statement Generator to share the accessibility of our events.||We do not have a statement about accommodation requests. We have not used the Trinity Accessibility Statement Generator.||Use the Trinity Accessibility Statement Generator to share the accessibility of your events and activities.|
|Are all committee/team members familiar with the availability and the use of the Irish Sign Language Interpreters, captioning/transcription on and alternate accessible document formats?||The process of asking for accommodations and delivering on them, such as booking an ISL interpreter or providing alternative document formats is part of handover training.||Committee members are not provided with information.||Find out more in the guidelines or in the Trinity Accessible Information Policy.|
Do you have an officer responsible for accessibility and/or inclusion?
|We have a position focusing Most/all committee Check out the Towards Inclusive|
for accessibility and/or inclusion? on accessibility and/or inclusion with a clear and defined role who works alongside all other officers.
|Most/all committee members are unfamiliar with accessibility.||Having an accessibility or inclusivity officer means that members with disabilities have a point of contact in the organisation. Make sure that people are aware of this role and how to get in touch with them throughout the year.|
|Is your social media accessible? Check out some Social Media Accessibility Tips if you are unsure.||Our social media is accessible. The committee member who manages our social media is familiar with accessibility features and updates like captioning and alternative text.||The committee member who manages our social media is unfamiliar with accessibility features or does not implement them in every post.||Check out the Trinity Inclusive Student Life Guidelines for information on social media accessibility.|
General things to consider:
– Use of alt text on social media images.
– Captions on videos.
– Using high contrast colours and sans-serif fonts in graphics.
Are your publications and documents accessible? Check out Trinity INC’s Accessibility Tips if you are unsure.
|Our publications documents like PowerPoints, printouts and PDFs or websites are in accessible formats and available in alternative formats upon request.||Our publications documents like PowerPoints, printouts and PDFs are not in accessible formats.||Check out the Trinity Inclusive Student Life Guidelines for information on publication/document accessibility.|
General things to consider:
– Using heading styles in documents.
– Ensure that PDFs are tagged.
– Using alt-text on documents and websites.
– Complying to web accessibility standards