New Accessibility Regulations and what it means for you

New regulations came into force in September 2018. This has implications for all our content on Blackboard, which needs to be in an accessible format to comply with the guidelines.

Guidance on Gov.uk website

Full details are available on the government’s 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

  • Check UWE’s Events page for dates for the Bitesize: Creating accessible documents webinars.
  • If you are creating new documents, please refer to UWE’s Creating accessible documents webpage.
  • Blackboard Ally is available within your Blackboard courses – software that checks documents and Blackboard content items for accessibility issues.
  • UWE’s digital accessibility guidance contains a range of information to help staff create accessible resources, including links to accessible templates.

Faculty guidance

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.