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Accessibility: Awareness raising and best practice

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

This course will be held on

  • 05 July, 12 July, 21 July 2022

    This course will be run over Zoom - you'll receive full joining instructions upon booking.

    • Online


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:

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

Prior to the first live session there are pre-requisite tasks to complete. You will have 1 week to complete these which are to be submitted in our course support platform itslearning. You will receive login credentials for the platform and all the information regarding the pre-requisites 1 week in advance of the first live session.

Online course work is expanded on in the live sessions, with the 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 to allow participants to try out the testing and amending of documents.

The second live session then explores the best practice and use of 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 with any aspect of digital document or resource creation. Anyone wishing to understand digital accessibility and how this relates to the everyday personal practice of staff.

What we cover

Across both live online session 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 session 2, you will be able to:

  • Confidently discuss the importance of the Web regulations
  • Understand how inaccessible practices effect 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

Please email for further information.