New regulations came into force on September 2018. Full details are available on the government Make your public sector website or app accessible webpage. 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. In the meantime, we have pulled together some resources to help you make a start:
- Russell Brookes (Academic Practice Directorate) is running a webinar on what this means on 29 April 2019 2-3.30 pm. To find out more and to book, please visit the Accessible Virtual Learning Environments: how to prepare for the new regulations webpage.
- If you are creating new documents for your Blackboard sites, you may find UWE’s Creating accessible documents webpage helpful.
- The Library is running a webinar on creating accessible documents on 3 April 2.30-3.30. 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.
- 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.