New resources and events to support accessibility

New legislation, which comes into effect on 23 September 2020, means that the University needs to meet accessibility requirements for all our digital content used for learning and teaching, and external and internal communications.

Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those who have visual, auditory, motor or cognitive impairments.

A series of web pages, provided by the Digital Learning team in APSE, and a programme of Elevate webinars provide background to the legislation, and important practical guidance to show you how to meet these requirements with your digital content. These are specifically aimed at content for learning and teaching, but are applicable to most use of digital content, including websites, video, documents, presentations and Blackboard content.

Access resources from the Digital Learning Team

Book onto an Elevate webinar

Digital Accessibility in Learning and Teaching

Thursday 30 July, 3-4pm
Tuesday 4 August, 3-4pm
Tuesday 11 August, 11am - 12pm

This session gives an introduction to Digital Accessibility and learning resources, and is especially timely in the light of current and upcoming legislation. It covers:

  • Introduction to accessibility, Inclusivity and the new legislation
  • Using Blackboard Ally to assess your content in Blackboard
  • Creating accessible digital resources
  • Producing captions for audio visual media

To book, visit the Digital Learning section of the LMS