Digital Accessibility regulations

Published: 4 July 2019

Find out why they are important to staff and students

As part of its commitment to digital accessibility, the University invited digital accessibility specialist Sigma to address staff on “Embedding inclusive design in your own work”.

Listen to accessibility consultant Molly Watt - speaking from the perspective of someone with Usher Syndrome – explain why digital accessibility is to important.

Molly Watt video

The University wants to ensure the digital information we make available through all our portals are accessible to the majority of our users – current and prospective students/staff, funders, collaborators and the wider public.

Ensuring our digital content is accessible fits with our values and supports the University’s aims relating to widening access, civic engagement and inclusivity. In addition, we have legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, and Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

It is important that you make yourself aware of your obligations in providing content and services, in particular with reference to legislation. This includes webpages, Moodle and Office documents,

The University already has excellent guidance in this area, but a new website has been created to help you meet the new Digital Accessibility Regulations 2018 which come into force in September 2019. Find out more about Digital Accessibility Guidance

First published: 4 July 2019