Digital Accessibility Legislation

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

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  • 13:00 - 14:30 BST
  • Thursday 9 June 2022

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Length of course: 1.5 hours.

What will be covered

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. 

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 an accessibility subject matter expert. That is, the course will not be delivered by a solicitor or barrister. 

Why you should attend

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
  • 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.

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

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location: Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility: 

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019
 

What our previous attendees say about our workplace training

"Really brilliant session. Made me rethink my practice and go away buzzing with ideas."

"Many thanks, really useful session"

Meet your trainer

Dafydd Henke-Reed

Dafydd Henke-Reed is Head of Accessibility at AbilityNet. He helps to lead and develop a team that provides accessibility consultancy for clients such as Microsoft, HSBC and the NHS, ensuring accessible apps, websites and more. He has presented many webinars for AbilityNet including ‘How technology can help with dyslexia’ and ‘Accessibility Anti-Patterns’.

Dafydd also spoke at TechSharePro 2019 conference about Accessible gaming. Diagnosed with Autism and Dyslexia, Dafydd also has a professional and personal interest in neurodiversity.