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Are You Up for the Digital Accessibility Challenge?

24 Jan 2020
Higher and Further Education Theatre
Inclusion and SEND
As websites and digital content becoming increasingly embedded within teaching and learning, it is important that all learners have equal access. The recent Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations require universities and colleges to meet accessibility standards. But digital accessibility is not just about coding and testing and technology can be both an enabler and an obstacle for disabled students. Minimising these barriers will require anyone who is creating, editing or purchasing digital content being aware of the impact they may on digital accessibility. In this session Abi will go through the requirements of the Accessibility Regulations and how organisations can develop a more inclusive and accessible digital strategy. She will discuss drivers for improving digital accessibility, from organisational leadership to grassroot involvement of stakeholders and reflect on the positive impact this can have for all students and staff.
Speakers
Abi James, Accessibility Consultant - AbilityNet

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