How to test your digital resources for accessibility - upcoming HE workshops

Woman working on a laptopHigher education (HE) and further education (FE) professionals have been busy preparing for new legislation that comes into effect this September. The regulations require institutions to ensure any student can succeed in education, with a particular focus on making sure websites and digital learning resources are accessible to disabled students.

On the 23rd of September 2019 all universities, HE and FE colleges, councils and other public sector bodies in the UK will be required to adhere to new web accessibility guidelines. With this in mind, our series of HE-focused workshops provide advice and tools to help you meet the requirements.

Do you create, manage or commission eLearning, digital content or systems in HE? Or perhaps you are a web developer working on a university website? If you are responsible for digital learning resources or aspects of the student experience, such as Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), then AbilityNet's series of HE Web Accessibility workshops are for you.

Learn how to test your website for accessibility issues

We've already hosted two sessions looking at web accessibility, and creating an accessibility statement for HE - still to come are two online interactive workshops, designed especially for people who work within the higher education sector.

You can book your place on our upcoming workshops which are £90 each.

Once the date of a workshop has passed we will offer a recording of the live event for £45.

1pm 4 Sept 2019: Introduction to accessibility testing for HE

Learn how conduct audits and testing in-house across your digital spaces, from websites to VLEs. Learn how to make quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles.

Being able to master these checks can help you with developing an accessibility strategy, improve procurement decisions and create an accessibility statement. Developing these skills in-house can be advantageous for bringing down costs.

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1pm 18 Sept 2019: Understanding accessibility evaluations and testing results

Many people find accessibility test results and audit reports difficult to understand. This workshop will help you make sense of automatically generated reports, and show you how to identify the key accessibility issues you need to prioritise. You'll also learn how to consider accessible features and needs for the future. 

While not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that prospective attendees of this session also attend the session “Introduction to accessibility testing for HE” on 4 September if you have no prior knowledge of accessibility testing. You can register to download a recording of the session via Eventbrite.

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Free webinars

Watch our webinar playback about new HE and Public Sector Web Accessibility Legislation which includes news about requirements and deadlines.

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