Digital Accessibility Legislation

Learn about the purpose of various accessibility legislations, the paths to comply with them, and ways to approach claims.

Why you should attend

The most common motivation for delivering digital accessibility in organisations is 'Meeting legal requirements’*. Are you doing what you need to by law?

At the end of this course you will understand:

  • Specific laws and legal cases, such as the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations, with a particular focus on UK public and private sector organisations
  • An update on the upcoming European Accessibility Act (EAA)
  • The intended paths to comply with the legislation and regulations
  • Current trends and potential future changes
  • The history of accessibility legislation and regulation

Who is this training for?

  • Product Owners

  • Senior Managers

  • Legal and Governance Teams

Level of training: Intermediate. You will need some awareness of accessibility standards and this course will focus on how these can be applied.

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on 2024 AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

Book your training bundle

Book now: Thursday 8 August 2024

  • 13:00 - 14:30 BST

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

Attendees of the live training session will receive a Certificate of Attendance to add to their professional development training portfolio.

If you're looking for training for more than 8 people on a single course, please contact us about our great value in-house training options.

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Attendees of the live training will receive a recording of the course. If you are not attending the live training you can buy an existing recording of the course on demand:

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Course overview

In this course, you will be introduced to digital accessibility legislation and regulations, such as the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations.

This will include historical and current trends, and specific laws and legal cases. The content will focus on the UK, although European, North American, and worldwide trends will also be identified and explained. 

What you will learn

On the course you'll learn about the scope and intended purpose of the various legislations, the paths to comply with them, and ways to approach claims against you.

The course will end with signposting you to best-in-class resources and events, where you can dive deeper into legislation and regulation, and become a subject matter expert.

Please note:

The course is about digital accessibility. This means websites and apps. For example, the course would not be suitable for someone interested in the laws concerning access to public buildings or workplaces, or similar non-digital aspects of accessibility. 

This course will be delivered by a digital accessibility subject matter expert, not a legal expert. We will not be providing legal advice.

"Attended some excellent training on Digital Accessibility Legislation with Dafydd Henke-Reed and AbilityNet. Really clear and concise introduction to the relevant regulations and case law and loads of really good resources to explore" - Sally McLaren, Inner Temple Library
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Meet your trainer - Jess Cahill

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Jess Cahill is an Accessibility & Usability Consultant with AbilityNet. Her professional background includes web product and project roles, content design and UX research, in both charity and private sectors, including in the disability field.  She also volunteers on the Missing Maps project, a humanitarian mapping project which aims to put vulnerable parts of the world on the map.

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience.

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* AbilityNet's Attitudes to Digital Accessibility Survey 2023

Date and time

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Thursday 8 August 2024
13:00 to 14:30 BST




Online via Zoom


  • Delivered on Zoom using its automated captions feature
  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript provided

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