(Embedding Reasonable Adjustments in the Curriculum)

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ERAC (Embedding Reasonable Adjustments in the Curriculum) is a university-wide scheme that aims to provide learning support for students identified with mild to moderate Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) including dyslexia, without the need for a formal Personal Learning Plan (PLP). This is achieved by embedding reasonable adjustments into curriculum design and delivery as a whole, thus providing an inclusive learning environment that benefits all students. Adopting this ERAC approach has lots of benefits for both staff and students:

  • It promotes a more inclusive approach to the use of language, communication, learning activities, teaching delivery, structure and organisation.
  • It avoids students with dyslexia being singled out.
  • It benefits all students, not just those who have dyslexia (e.g. others who are challenged because of their educational, dispositional, circumstantial, or cultural background.
  • It reduces the administrative burden associated with circulating large numbers of Personal Learning Plans that are very similar.

Following the success of a number of small and large scale pilot implementation projects at Manchester Met, ERAC is now being implemented across the University for all taught courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, from September 2016. This aims to support the provision of an excellent learning environment and outstanding experience for our students. Further information is given on the Background to ERAC page.