Digital accessibility resources and legislation.

 

Resources/links

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/accessibility-requirements-for-public-sector-websites-and-apps

Digital accessibility - from directive to DNA - workshop blog and slides from Samantha Ahern and Leo Havemann, UCL

Sketchnotes on the Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements by Kevin Mears

Legislation

The EU Directive on the accessibility of public sector websites and mobile applications.

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations (2018).

Accessible VLEs – the ‘Policy Connect’ Briefing (The easy read).

Presentations from the Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements event

The barriers we build and video - Adi Latif, AbilityNet

Empowering you to act on accessibility and video - Richard Morton, Government Digital Services

How Jisc are supporting the sector and helping with the legal grey areas - John Kelly, Jisc

University of Sheffield institutional story

University of Derby institutional story

University of Kent institutional story

A Digital Accessibility Toolkit - Ben Watson, University of Kent and George Rhodes,  Kent County Council

Embedding accessibility within your digital strategy - Abi James, AbilityNet

Transcript of the Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements

A full transcript of the day is also available

Videos from the Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements

Videos of the presentations are available on the ucisa YouTube channel

 

Training courses from AbilityNet

AbilityNet are running some online training courses in the early part of this year, aimed at digital designers and developers. These webinars will have a maximum capacity to ensure all are able to engage and ask questions. Please find below the information for these:

We have a discount code for our lovely colleagues at ucisa (ucisa10) that you can use for 10% off for anyone in your team.

https://abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/accessibility-designers-and-developers

Accessibility for designers
An introduction to the key aspects of web accessibility and inclusive design, relevant to web designers. As an attendee you will learn accessibility topics and best practices including use of colour and colour contrast, use of graphical text, scalable layouts, navigation design, icons, designing for mobile and much more.

Date: 30 January 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

Accessibility for developers

An introduction to the key aspects of web accessibility and inclusive design, relevant to web developers. As an attendee you will learn accessibility topics and best practices including key techniques for developing accessible modal windows and custom widgets, progressive enhancement, WAI-ARIA and much more.

Date: 6, 13 and 20 February 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30 GMT