Global Accessibility Awareness Day Thursday 21 May: virtual webinar and resource pack
ucisa members are invited to participate in a free virtual conference to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday 21 May. The event has been organised by the Government Digital Service (GDS). The webinar sessions covering a range of subjects from a basic intro to digital accessibility to common accessibility statement errors. You can register for the event here.
The Government Digital Service has developed a resource pack that can be used by organisations to host internal learning sessions amongst colleagues. These assets can be downloaded here.
On Thursday 21 May, join the conversation and share the work your team is doing to improve digital accessibility. Post on social media using the hashtags #AccessibilityRegulations and #GAAD.
Make sure you include the GDS accounts in your posts, too:
AbilityNet supports people of any age, living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world.
Digital accessibility - from directive to DNA - workshop blog and slides from Samantha Ahern and Leo Havemann, UCL
Sketch notes on the Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements by Kevin Mears
The Directors' Cut edition 1 - Accessibility legislation is a briefing intended to inform CIOs and Directors of IT Services. In this edition Fiona Strawbridge, University College London writes about the Digital Accessibility legislation and what it will mean for our sector and members.
Presentations from the Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements event
How Jisc are supporting the sector and helping with the legal grey areas - John Kelly, Jisc
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