Accessibility Statement for Introduction to computing and information technology 2 (TM112)
Mode of study
Most of this module’s study materials are in print form. Some of the study materials are online. These are composed of pages of text with images and audio or video clips. Audio and video clips have captions and transcripts. The module also has online interactive quizzes, which should be accessible in the majority of cases. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.
The module offers a series of face to face and online tutorials. Each face-to-face session has an online equivalent. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
One of the key and compulsory themes of the module is learning to program in the Python language, which is text based. Although the development environment introduced in the module is not accessible, its use is not essential and you are free to use any other software. In particular, it is fairly straightforward to program in Python using a simple text editor, which should be fully accessible. Output from some programming activities is graphical and some students may benefit from sighted assistance to interpret it.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain some diagrams and other figures that may contribute to the Learning Outcomes of the module. Wherever this is the case, we provide an appropriate figure description.
You may be required to search for and make use of third-party material and this may contribute to assessment. The University Library provides help with accessible searching and, if necessary, we can find alternatives that will allow you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online. Where figures, graphs, diagrams or audio-visual materials are used in assignments, descriptions and transcripts are provided. Occasionally a particular disability might mean you cannot complete part of a TMA question in its original form. In this case an alternative task can be provided that tests the same Learning Outcome.
You’ll receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We will support you in developing these skills.
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The module uses a third-party website that simulates logic gates using a drag and drop program which is not accessible to screen readers.