HE/Public Sector Update: Is your Accessibility Statement ready yet?

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Your accessibility statement is your way of showing your commitment to accessibility. How do you fare?

What the webinar covers:

This webinar took place on Thursday 23 July 2020. You can find a captioned recording of the session below, along with slides and a transcript.

With two months to go until the upcoming Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations (PSBAR) deadline (September 23), AbilityNet's senior accessibility consultant, James Baverstock discusses the key things your higher education and further education (HE/FE) accessibility statement needs to contain.

Alistair McNaught of McNaught Consulting outlines what HE and FE sectors should consider beyond their main website's accessibility statement - including VLEs and library resources.

George Rhodes shares his research into the prevalence and effectiveness of public sector accessibility statements in the UK and beyond

In light of Covid-19, George expanded his research to incorporate many essential services - for example, supermarkets, transport companies and utility services. Nick Jarvis-Smith provides a brief outline of how the research has developed further.


Who will benefit from this webinar?

This webinar is for anyone in the public sector, particularly those in a higher or further education setting.

The webinar lasted one hour and included a question and answer session. 

Blog: see the answers to questions that we were unable to answer during the live session.

Webinar recording, slides and transcript

All our webinars are recorded and this session's recording and transcript are available below. You can find the slidedeck used for the webinar below.

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Useful resources mentioned in the webinar:

Textbox Digital

LexDis Digital Accessibility resources

George’s research on the All Able site


WebAim Millions

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Date of webinar: 
23 Jul 2020 - 13:00