Accessibility drop-in clinic

Your opportunity to ask questions about digital inclusion.

  • Online
  • 1 hour
  • Free

This course will be held on

Unlocking Independence Through Everyday Technologies

Kicking off our 23/24 Accessibility clinics we have a fantastic session from The Oaks Specialist College.

Having achieved the status as a Microsoft Showcase College, Libby Wilkins will be sharing the colleges accessibility tips for using everyday technologies as assistive technology within education, employment and to enable independent living.

In this session we'll hear about ProjectSMART - a life skills flat which utilises high-street smart home tech to facilitate autonomy of independence and Project MOTO which focuses on the use of mobile phones and accessibility features to support young people’s independence through their own technologies.

This clinic promises to be a session that will leave you inspired and equipped to make a difference to someone’s everyday experience. Whether you're an educator, employer, student, or simply someone passionate about accessibility, this is not to be missed.

Mark your calendar and spread the word! We can't wait to see you there.

About the clinic

Are you struggling to meet web accessibility regulations? Or reshaping your digital provision to make teaching and learning more inclusive?

This live online accessibility clinic gives you the opportunity to ask questions about digital inclusion, provide feedback on areas that are problematic, and share your accessibility journey with others. 

During the clinic you'll:

  • Have an opportunity to share your experiences with and learn from like-minded people at different stages of developing accessible policy and practice
  • Gain feedback and support on any areas that may have been problematic
  • Get signposting to other resources and links to communities of practice where appropriate
  • Establish links with people working to overcome the same problems
  • Get the opportunity to shape the Jisc offer in this area

The sessions will be led by subject specialists Laura Hutton and Kellie Mote, with input from colleagues and recognised specialists.

Accessibility clinics will run from 12:30 to 13:30 on the first Wednesday of each month during the academic calendar. 

Session preparation and setup

Before the clinic, please read below to ensure successful access.

  • The clinic will be run in Zoom, with live automated captioning and transcription. For the best experience, download the Zoom client for your device
  • You'll also need a headset, or headphones and a microphone
  • Please sign in using your full name
  • Participants’ microphones will be muted on entry. If you would like to speak, please use the raise hand tool or the chat pane to indicate this
  • We'll be taking questions during the clinic, which you can submit in the chat pane
  • If you will be using BSL interpreters through Access to Work and require permission to 'pin' interpreters, please let us know

Who should attend

Anyone from a Jisc member organisation (UK further education colleges, specialist colleges or higher education institutions). 


For more information, email or phone 01235 822242.

Professional training

Looking for something more in-depth, with a smaller group of professionals, or just for your organisation?

Jisc provides a range of short courses to build your confidence in implementing accessibility and assistive technology. Courses are delivered online throughout the year, or if choosing inhouse delivery, at a time to suit you and your colleagues. Participants can also earn digital accreditation to evidence their development. Learn more about Jisc’s accessibility and assistive technology short courses.

Clinic recordings

June 2023 - Digital Access Advisor