Introduction to web accessibility for HE

Laptop open with lady using smartphoneThe UK Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations became law in 2018 and created a range of new responsibilities for universities, HE (higher education) institutions and other public sector bodies. The purpose of the regulations is 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.

There's a lot of change ahead, and so we're hosting a series of workshops that will provide an opportunity for you to learn new accessibility skills and focus on the requirements of the legislation - in particular the need to produce an Accessibility Statement by the 23rd of September 2019.

Our first workshop is on the 23rd of July 2019 at 1pm, and will be an 'Introduction to web accessibility for HE'. Part of a series of four 90-minute online workshops, you can book each of the sessions separately at £90 each. Once the date of a workshop has passed we will offer a recording of the live online event for £45.

You can find full details of our HE Web Accessibility training programme on our website.

Introduction to web accessibility for HE

Workshop 1/4, 1:00-2:30pm, 23 July 2019

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings.

It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others.  It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

Contents include:

  • How assistive technology and digital accessibility helps disabled students and staff access online content
  • Key digital accessibility principles and guidelines 
  • Updates on regulatory requirements for universities

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