The clinic will run from 12:30 to 13:30.
Uses of disproportionate burden
Disproportionate burden is a clause in the regulations that allows organisations to avoid full compliance without penalty (not indefinitely).
There are a lot of reasons why an organisation might claim a disproportionate burden and with each case a lot of proof needs to be provided.
In the last three months, more than 60 organisations have been challenged on their use of disproportionate burden. Overwhelmingly, they have not delivered evidence compliant with regulation suggestions.
In this month's clinic, we have guest speaker George Rhodes, an accessibility consultant at the Home Office. One of his personal projects has been researching uses of disproportionate burden across the UK. This research has now been used by the European Council in evidencing concerns over disproportionate burden misuse to EU member states.
George will be talking through his research, examples of what organisations have claimed disproportionate burden for and osme of the common pitfalls organisations need to avoid.
John Kelly, our legal expert, will also be in attendance to assist with any questions.
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Are you preparing for the implications of the web accessibility regulations? Or reshaping your digital provision to make teaching and learning more inclusive?
This live online accessibility clinic gives you the opportunity to ask questions about digital inclusion, provide feedback on areas that are problematic, and share your accessibility journey with others.
During the clinic you'll:
- Have an opportunity to share your experiences with and learn from like-minded people at different stages of developing accessible policy and practice
- Gain feedback and support on any areas that may have been problematic
- Get signposting to other resources and links to communities of practice where appropriate
- Establish links with people working to overcome the same problems
- Get the opportunity to shape the Jisc offer in this area
The sessions will be led by accessibility subject specialist Kellie Mote, with input from colleagues and recognised specialists.
Session preparation and setup
We'll take questions during each session, but please feel free to email your questions to us in advance at email@example.com.
The clinic will be run in Adobe Connect.
In order to access the session you will require a web browser running Adobe Flash 10 or later, an integrated headset and microphone or headphones and a built-in microphone.
Who should attend
Anyone from a Jisc member organisation (eg UK further education college, specialist colleges or higher education institution).
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01235 822242.