Digital Accessibility

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When developing your online content, accessibility regulations state that the structure of your module and the design of your content must be accessible. By making your content more accessible for disabled students, you will be improving the experience for all your students.

The Equality Act (2010) protects disabled staff and students from discrimination. The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 makes explicit the need for digital materials from public bodies to be accessible. In addition to the public-facing and internal websites, University online teaching, learning, research and staff platforms are included as part of the directive. These regulations came into force in the UK on 23rd September 2018 and originate from the EU Web Accessibility Directive (2016/2102).

Digital Accessibility Support Guides

Accessibility Statements

You can review City’s accessibility statements for educational technologies and other services on our Accessibility blog.

References

Lexdis (n.d.) ‘PSBAR Scope’ in Accessible Technology for Learning [online] Available from: https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/digital-accessibility-regulations/psbar-scope/ (Accessed: 12.08.2020)