Free webinar: Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations - November 2019 Update

Please note: the date for this webinar has passed - access the webinar recording, transcript and slide deck for the presentation from the free expert resources section of our website.

This webinar is part of our bi-monthly series of updates on how Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations are being implemented by universities and other HE (higher education) institutions.

As well as providing regular updates to give the latest news and advice relating to the regulations, on this webinar we will have Richard Walker of the University of York joining us to talk about the journey to compliance at his institution. Richard will share how he has been coordinating the work of University of York's central professional services in supporting academic departments in meeting the compliance standards for their teaching and learning activities, to ensure an outstanding learning experience for students. There will be a question and answer section with Richard and our experts, and at the request of attendees of previous sessions we are proportioning more time to this in the upcoming webinar.

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About the webinar

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Abi James of AbilityNet and Richard Walker of the University of York will present on this webinar. Abi is co-chair of the Further Higher Education Digital Accessibility Working Group, set up to help the sector with embedding web accessibility. In addition to her role as an Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet, Abi is a visiting research fellow at the University of Southampton and Chairs the New Technology Committee of the British Dyslexia Association. Richard heads up the Programme Design and Learning Technology Team at the University of York. His team manages the university's e-learning platforms, including its virtual learning environment (VLE), lecture recording and e-assessment solutions, and the provision of training and support for staff. 

During the webinar Abi and Richard will:

  1. Provide information on the latest news, new resources and approaches to digital accessibility within the public sector
  2. Discuss the University of York's approach to compliance with Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations
  3. Engage with attendees and respond to up-voted questions about digital accessibility challenges and opportunities within the sector

Who is this webinar for?:

  • Higher and further education institutions
  • Local government and the health sector
  • Website owners, digital leaders, IT and procurement specialists
  • Suppliers applying for tenders in the public sector

The webinar will last 1 hour and includes a question and answer session. At point of registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions you would like our presenters to respond to on the live webinar. Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive access to the recording, including those unable to attend live. We use MyClearText to provide live captioning of our webinar for deaf people and those who are hard of hearing.

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More information

In a recent post on our website, in anticipation of appearing in this upcoming webinar, Richard has shared six steps to help you think about an approach to meeting accessibility regulations which you could adapt for your institution.

We have already hosted three free webinars this year where we've shared information and advice about the new accessibility regulations: