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Accessible module materials

OU study materials are delivered in a variety of formats that may already be accessible to you, such as print, online or audio-visual.

It is very important that you check the module description first, to find out what formats are provided as standard.  Look for the heading ‘If you have a disability’.

In addition to what is listed in the module description, other formats are also available that might suit you better:  audio, Adobe PDF, comb-bound books, transcripts. If you require any of these for your study, type in your module code below to find out what is available.

Please enter your module code

Check the accessible study materials available for your module

Registered students, if you're not sure of the code, please see StudentHome. Enquirers please view Study at the OU.


Want to use a format that is not listed as available for your module? Note that not all formats are relevant: for example, transcripts would not be made available if PDFs are already provided, or if there is no audio material.


Delivery of your accessible materials:  We aim to send your additional materials to you at least four weeks before your study starts.  If there's a problem with the delivery as a student you can discuss with an adviser how we can meet your requirements.

Note that if you request additional materials you will still receive the main study materials (unless you have requested a comb-bound version).


We recognise that for some students other alternatives such as Braille or Large Print materials may be more suitable. As a student you can discuss with an adviser how we can meet your requirements - please note that some of these services require several months' notice.