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Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements 

   Digital Education Group (DEG) 
 

18 September 2019
University College London



Is your IT department ready to meet the new digital accessibility requirements?

 

New or updated online content published on or after 23 September 2018 has to comply by 22 September 2019. 

Existing sites (published before 23 Sept 2018) must comply by September 2020.

 

ucisa is hosting a one-day seminar to brief senior IT staff on their role in responding to the legislation, to discuss the challenges, and to hear about approaches of their peers.  This event will include presentations from key stakeholders such as Government Digital Services, Jisc and accessibility experts, as well as from IT managers in the sector who have led on institutional responses.  There will be a panel discussion with an opportunity to quiz the experts, discuss the challenges and share ideas and approaches:

 

Topics include

 

  • the legislation and what it means for the sector
  • what steps you need to take to comply
  • accessibility statements
  • developing policies and managing risk
  • accessibility audits and testing
  • challenges

 

The event is run by ucisa for the community and there will be a just a small cost of £50 + VAT per person to cover admin and refreshment costs. 

 

Location: UCL, Room G13, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB.

 

 

Resources/links

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

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).

 


 


 
Event Information
Event: Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements
Date: 18 September 2019
Venue: University College London
Book by:  11 September 2019
Status: Open
Hashtag: #uaccessreg



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