Complying with HE Accessibility Regulations in month 1

Date of webinar: 
26 Sep 2019

This webinar provides an update on how Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations are being implemented by universities and other HE (higher education) institutions. This is part of a series of free webinars we are hosting to support you on your journey to compliance.

As well as providing regular updates to give the latest news and advice relating to the regulations, on this webinar we will discuss and focus on the ‘business case’ for compliance and what disabled students should be able to expect from their education provider.

Register for our upcoming webinar on the new HE Accessibility Regulations

About the webinar

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Abi James of AbilityNet and Alistair McNaught of McNaught Consultancy will present on this webinar which takes place just 3 days after the first deadline of the regulations.

Abi and Alistair are co-chairs 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 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. Alistair is an independent consultant with his own firm and an accessibility subject matter expert with relevant previous roles at Jisc – a membership organisation providing digital solutions for UK education and research.

During the webinar Abi and Alistair will:

  1. Introduce examples of how universities are developing accessibility statements
  2. Provide information on the latest news, new resources and approaches to support digital accessibility within the public sector
  3. Examine the 'business case' for compliance and how this can support what students and other stakeholders with accessing education and other public services

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. Those who register for the webinar will receive a recording, even if unable to attend live. 

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More information

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

Buy your tickets for up for our upcoming HE online workshops where you'll learn how to test your digital resources for accessibility.

Upcoming Webinars


13:00 Thu 26 Sep 2019

This webinar provides an update on how Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations are being implemented by universities and other HE (higher education) institutions. This is part of a series of free webinars we are hosting to support you on your journey to compliance.

13:00 Thu 17 Oct 2019

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