New regulations came into force on September 2018. We don’t know exactly what this means for us at the moment, but it will have implications for content on Blackboard. We will add any updates and guidance to this page as soon as they become available.
Guidance on Gov.uk website
In the meantime, we have pulled together some existing resources to help you make a start:
- If you are creating new documents, you may find UWE’s Creating accessible documents webpage helpful.
- The Learning Development Centre is running a webinar on creating accessible documents on 5 September 2019, 3-4 pm. To find out more and to book, please visit the Creating accessible documents in Microsoft Office (basics) webpage.
- The lynda.com course on Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Office (25 mins) provides some easy to follow tips.
- There is also information on the Blackboard Staff Support website about Making your content accessible in Blackboard.
UWE is in the process of procuring Blackboard Ally, with a view to this being available some time in Autumn 2019. In the meantime, we are including a link to the Blackboard Ally Accessibility Checklist so that you can use this as a guide when creating new content.
A set of designing learning materials and other resources for accessibility (PDF) by UK Home Office is displayed below. Accessible HTML versions of these posters are also available.