This session will introduce accessible content and design.
Ensuring that documents and digital content is accessible for all is not only the right thing to do, but also improves functionality universally. The session will cover:
- A legislative context for making content accessible
- An understanding of Assistive Technology software that may be used to access content
- An exploration of how to ensure your documents are accessible using MS Word
- Exploring the accessibility of PDF documents
- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and accessibility
By embedding anticipatory inclusive practice and placing value in accessibility, students and staff alike can experience the advantages that diversity of thought can bring to higher education.
The session will use Zoom’s webinar feature and will not require your mic or camera to be on. Automatic live captioning will be present throughout the session.
Can’t attend the whole session? That’s okay. All registered attendees will receive the workshop recording as well as accompanying transcript and mentioned resources.
About the session's facilitators, Diversity & Ability (D&A):
D&A is an award-winning disabled-led social enterprise that champions the ethos of “for disabled people, by disabled people”, where we draw on our lived experience to promote technology, accessibility and equity.
Since 2011, D&A has delivered over 500 workshops, supported over 20 000 students through the DSA, and helped a range of universities champion accessibility and shift attitudes away from obligation and towards celebration.