Literacy, Language and Numeracy Starter Kits

Starter kits to support providers new to literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) to access guidance and resources to develop their provision

Accessibility

The Education and Training Foundation is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience - regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments. The Internet has helped to change the way people work and communicate. We want to give control to users and let you decide how you view the site. Our website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select. The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines.

For more information on the guidelines, please visit the WAI's website.

 Increasing the text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily, either on our site or in your browser settings.

To adjust your browser's settings:

Internet Explorer

1) Open the browser2) Choose View option3) Select Text Size from options list4) From next options list select Small, Medium, Large or Largest to set text to size you want

Mozilla Firefox

1) Open the browser2) Hold down CTRL button on keyboard and press + (plus) key3) This will enlarge text, to enlarge again repeat procedure4) Repeat until text is set to size you want5) To make text smaller press CTRL on keyboard and - (minus) key6) To return text to normal size press CTRL + 0

Google Chrome

1) Open the browser2) Hold down CTRL button on keyboard and press + (plus) key3) This will enlarge text, to enlarge again repeat procedure4) Repeat until text is set to size you want5) To make text smaller press CTRL on keyboard and - (minus) key6) To return text to normal size press CTRL + 0

Opera

1) Open the browser2) Press + (in some versions you might need to press the SHIFT key as well) to increase size and - to decrease text size. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%.3) Alternatively press ALT + V to bring up the view menu and then press Z to bring up the zoom options. Then use the up and down arrow keys to select the option you want followed by ENTER.

Apple Safari

1) Open the browser2) Hold down APPLE key and press + (plus) key3) This will enlarge text, to enlarge again repeat procedure4) Repeat until text is set to size you want5) To make text smaller press APPLE key on keyboard and press - (minus) key

 Changing the colours

If you use magnification technology you may want to change the site colours, as white can give an uncomfortable glare. To do this, simply change the preferences in your browser:

  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours at the bottom of the General tab and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.
  • In Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools, select Options, select Colours in the middle of the Content tab and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

 Our use of images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include blank ALT attributes.

 Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page will still be readable.

 Useful links

The following websites have useful advice and information about web accessibility:

Other starter kits

CPD

This starter kit links you with key CPD packages produced through the Skills for Life Support Programme and previous programmes. 

View the Starter Kit

Numeracy

The starter kit is organised into different sections. You can look at the sections in order or go straight to the ones that interest you most. There is also a questionnaire to help you ‘take stock’ so that you can decide on areas for development.

View the Starter Kit

Dyslexia

This starter kit aims to help you review your provision for dyslexic learners, or to help less experienced providers develop dyslexia support from scratch.

View the Starter Kit

Professional Development

Here is a range of resources, developed through the Workforce Development element of the Skills for Life Support Programme, to help you plan professional development for your staff in literacy, language (ESOL) and numeracy (LLN).

View the Starter Kit

Accessible Learning

This starter kit, created by JISC TechDis, is designed to enable teachers and trainers to create effective, engaging and accessible learning materials for their learners. 

View the Starter Kit