New Accessibility Regulations September 2018 and what it means for you

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

Full details are available on the government Make your public sector website or app accessible webpage. In particular, you may find the WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist full of useful guidance.

UWE guidance

In the meantime, we have pulled together some existing resources to help you make a start:

Additional resources

UWE is in the process of procuring Blackboard Ally, with a view to this being available from end of July 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.

 

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