Accessibility tips for online content: Legal requirements and practical tips

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Event Details

  • Date: 26th May 2021
  • Time: 10:00 – 10:45
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Audience: All Staff | Post Graduate Taught and Research Students
  • Digital Capability: Digital Communication, Collaboration and Participation
  • Booking Link: https://edin.ac/3o1FfVg

Event Overview

The University has a duty to make information accessible. This duty involves both legal and moral obligations to internal (students, academic and professional services staff) and external (the general public) audiences through a variety of published material, including but not limited to physical and digital documents.

This session will first discuss legal requirements, specifically (but not limited to) the following pieces of legislation:

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Scottish Specific Duty Regulations 2012
  • EU Directive on the Accessibility of Public Sector Websites and Mobile Applications
  • The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

The second part of the session will concentrate on creating accessible materials and practical tips, applicable to all colleagues whether in an academic, teaching-based or professional services staff environment.

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions verbally or in a written format, either during the session or afterwards, outwith the session itself.

The session will be run by Viki Galt, Disability Information Officer.

Please feel free to contact the Disability Information team (Viki.Galt@ed.ac.uk and Christopher.Maclachlan@ed.ac.uk).

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