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Digital Accessibility webinars this week

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In anticipation of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21 May 2020, we will be holding a series of webinars focusing on digital accessibility throughout the week.

From effective design to assistive technology, each webinar aims to improve your understanding of digital accessibility. Places can be booked via UoRLearn - all are welcome.

The four webinars are:

Inclusive Design

60 minutes

Find out how you can use accessibility tools in Microsoft Word & PowerPoint and the principles of inclusive design. You will also have the opportunity to explore the Blackboard Ally tool which provides alternative formats of documents for students.

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Web Accessibility Regulations

30 minutes

The EU Accessibility Directive became part of UK law in 2018 and has created a new set of digital accessibility requirements for public sector organisations, including universities and other HE providers. These apply to websites, apps and all aspects of the digital experience for students and other service users, such as Virtual Learning Environments.

Here, you will learn about the definition of ‘digital accessibility', regulation timelines, and what we are doing to comply with the regulations.

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Introduction to Assistive Technology

30 minutes

In this session, participants learn how to use the built-in accessibility technology in their mobile devices, such as screen readers, as well as introduction and examples of available screen readers for Windows and Mac OS devices. We will also demonstrate some accessibility features of MS Office products.

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Introduction to Web Accessibility Testing

60 minutes

In this course, we will introduce free web accessibility tools and basic manual tests. No previous accessibility and technical knowledge are required for this webinar.

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All four webinars will take place every day, between now and Thursday.

Please see the following schedule for times:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

10-11

 

Web Accessibility Regulations

Intro Web Accessibility Testing

Web Accessibility Regulations

11-12

 

Intro to Assistive Technology

 

Intro to Assistive Technology

12-1

Web Accessibility Regulations

 

Web Accessibility Regulations

 

1-2

Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design

 

2-3

 

 

 

 

3-4

Intro to Assistive Technology

Intro Web Accessibility Testing

Intro to Assistive Technology

Intro Web Accessibility Testing

4-5

Intro Web Accessibility Testing

 

 

 

 

UoR Accessibility Hub

Have you visited our Accessibility Hub website yet?

Here you will find helpful resources and guidelines on creating accessible content, including information on the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018​​, downloadable guides and links to training courses. You will also find details of upcoming digital accessibility events, and updates on our ongoing work to improve digital content.

It also provides helpful information on other accessibility topics, including guidance on specific disabilities and learning difficulties (such as Autism and Dyslexia), teaching and learning support, and much more.  

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day takes places each year on the third Thursday of May - this year, it falls on Thursday 21 May.

It aims to raise awareness of digital access and inclusion. Over one billion people around the world have disabilities and impairments, but even in this day and age, many producers of content are not fully aware of the barriers that can be encountered in accessing content with ease.  

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