Web Accessibility Regulations for UK HE and Public Sector - UPDATE

New web accessibility guidelines* have created requirements for universities, FE colleges, councils and other public sector bodies in the UK. This includes websites, apps and all aspects of the student experience, such as Virtual Learning Environments. This webinar provided an update on how the web accessibility regulations are being implemented.

As well as general updates we focused on the requirement to produce an accessibility statement and were joined by Ben Watson of Kent University and George Rhodes of Kent County Council who talked about how they collaborated to design their web accessibility statements and the process they used to develop the content.

Our update webinars help keep track of this new legislation: 

  • How new rules affect HE, FE and local authorities
  • What has to be done by 23 September 2019
  • Model Accessibility Statement released in early June
  • Possible penalties for non-compliance
  • Procurement issues for suppliers

Who was 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

* Learn more about Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018

The webinar lasted 1 hour.

Webinar Recording, Slide Deck and Transcript

A recording of the webinar is available on-demand below, along with the slide deck and a transcript from the presentation.

For further information about the new web accessibility guidelines, we recommend watching our initial webinar:

New UK web accessibility regulations for HE and public sector

UK Web Accessibility Regulations for HE and Public Sector - AbilityNet webinar slides via SlideShare

Date of webinar: 
4 Jul 2019 - 13:00

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