Accessibility: awareness raising and best practice

Exploring web accessibility regulations and tools for the day-to-day creation of digital resources.

  • Online
  • Prerequisite offline tasks followed by 2 x two hour live online sessions
  • Four hours
  • £200 - £350 + VAT

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    Raise awareness of accessibility practices amongst staff across your institution with our ‘best practice’ short course. The course is suitable for any member of staff who creates documents, communications, resources or learning material in their role.

    Course material will include:

    • Introducing staff to the accessibility web regulations
    • Providing an overview of the implications in further and higher education
    • Giving staff an understanding of why these must be considered in daily working practices

    Before the first live session there are pre-requisite tasks to complete. You will have one week to complete these tasks and submit them to our course support platform itslearning. You will receive login credentials for the platform and all the pre-requisites information one week before the first live session.

    This online course work will be expanded on in the live sessions, with opportunities to question, reflect on and develop knowledge to make existing working practice more accessible.

    Between the two live sessions, there are further course activities so you can try out the testing and amending of documents.

    The second live session then explores best practices and tools that can be used in the day-to-day creation of documents, resources, and presentations etc.

    Supporting materials and directions to further sources of professional development will be provided.

    Who should attend

    People working in further and higher education who create digital documents or resources. Anyone wishing to understand digital accessibility and how this relates to the everyday personal practice of staff.

    What we cover

    Across both live online sessions we will cover:

    • Overview of the regulations
    • What the regulations mean for resource creation
    • Highlighting the most common barriers people have if content/platforms are not accessible
    • Challenges with creating accessible materials and how to overcome them
    • Tools and resources to aid best practice
    • Opportunities for further development

    Training outcomes

    By the end of the second session, you will be able to:

    • Confidently discuss the importance of accessibility web regulations
    • Understand how inaccessible practices affect the user experience
    • Apply accessibility fixes and checks to your own content and materials
    • Identify where alternative formats and reasonable adjustments will need to be investigated

    Pricing and eligibility

    • Jisc members - £200 + VAT
    • Non member, not-for-profit - £250 + VAT
    • Other organisations - £350 + VAT

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