Fossils and Dinosaurs Inclusive Resources and Accessibility features
Welcome to the inclusion section of LGfL’s Fossils and Dinosaurs
Fossils and Dinosaurs contains a number of resources designed to facilitate an inclusive approach to teaching and learning. Please refer to the tables below for a full listing of inclusive resources and to find out how they can be used to support your learners.
On pages where you see this  button, clicking it will take you to all inclusive resources related to that page.
There are also a number of accessibility features built into this website. These can be accessed via the main menu .
Index of Inclusive Support for Topics
(click to find out more about each of the inclusive resources)
Differentiated formats of Active Sheets
Support for topic vocabulary
Vocabulary building activities
Cloud and Device Accessibility
Other support in Fossils and Dinosaurs
(Suitable resources for learners working below KS1 ability)
Inclusive resource/Area of need
(click below to see all of the available resources)
Vocabulary building activities
Multi-sensory learning opportunities
Images contain descriptive alt text
The content from each section of this resources have been produced in two differentiated levels of text:
Easy read text
A copy of the text where:
- Text is broken down into short sentences where possible.
- Some sentences have a related image which help support understanding.
- Text is of a minimum size of 14pt.
- A simple san serif font has been used.
- Design elements have been reduced to avoid distracting from the information.
- Some information from the original text has been removed to help focus on the KEY information learners need to know.
The same features as the easy read text plus:
- Technical vocabulary has been reduced.
- Where technical vocabulary has been used, keywords and concepts have been explained as simply as possible.
- Abstract concepts have been:
- Explained as clearly as possible or
- Removed and language more appropriate for learners of lower cognitive ability has been used instead.
Each of these version has been produced as:
Differentiated Active Sheet
Similar to active sheets but using the two differentiated text types and in larger print. These sheets are closely based on the layout and design of original active sheets.
Plane text version
A copy of the text from worksheets that have no formatting and no images. These can be used to create your own variations of resources or sent to devices such as braille printers.
Screen reader compatible version
A copy of the text from worksheets that has formatting for headings and contains images with alt text which should be easily accessed through screen readers.
Visual supported text
A copy of the text with some additional visual support (pictures and symbols) to support learners’ understanding of keywords/concepts.
By linking to the text in a Microsoft OneNote booklet format you are able to use the incredible accessibility features of immersive reader.
Each topic is also accompanied by:
A symbol set
A set of symbols which can be used as a vocabulary mat, for a range of vocabulary activities or in any way you choose, to support your learners.
A glossary of terms
A table of topic specific and technical vocabulary showing:
- The word/term
- Broken down into syllables
- Phonetic pronunciation
- Description of word/term meaning
- Visual representation (symbol or image)
The Fossils and Dinosaurs web pages have some accessibility features:
Use the accessibility tab in the main menu at the top of the site to activate these functions or find out more
- Dyslexie font - Dyslexie font is a font specially designed for people with dyslexia
- Widgit Point - Supporting children who have reading or language difficulties
- Video content - All video content has captions / subtitles
- Images - All images on the site contain descriptive alt text enable screen reader software to provide detail of images as well as reading the text on each page.
LGfL also actively promotes the use of accessibility tools possibly already available with technology you already have in your school:
All major web browsers enable “extensions”; these are add-on software which provide additional features. Some of these include features such as changing how text is displayed on web pages or reading the text from pages.