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