New UK web accessibility regulations for HE and public sector

Date of webinar: 
01 May 2019

This webinar has now taken place - a recording is available below.

The EU Accessibility Directive became part of UK law earlier this year and has created a new set of digital accessibility requirements for public sector organisations, including universities and other HE Institutions. These are known as the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 and will apply to websites, apps and all aspects of the digital student and service users experience, such as Virtual Learning Environments.

In this webinar Abi James and Adi Latif of AbilityNet provided an overview of current public sector accessibility regulations and what they mean for the HE and public sectors.

  • What are the new regulations?
  • How do the new rules affect HE Institutions?
  • What are the possible penalties for non-compliance?
  • Procurement issues for suppliers

Who is this webinar for?

  • Website owners, digital leaders, IT and procurement specialists
  • Higher and Further Education
  • Local Government
  • Health sector
  • Suppliers applying for tenders in the public sector

Upcoming Webinars


13:00 Thu 27 Feb 2020

This webinar will focus on how you can ensure you procure accessible solutions for your needs from external suppliers. Learn how Leeds Trinity University has been developing processes for working with partners to ensure online accessibility.

11:00 Tue 31 Mar 2020

Our webinar on 31 March 2020 will share tools and tips for how technology can help stroke survivors. Together with The Stroke Association, we'll share a demonstration of its FREE online tool My Stroke Guide, which offers access to information and peer support. We'll also reveal some apps that can help with common stroke symptoms including difficulties with speech and language, cognition and anxiety.