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Web Accessibility Statements - using a legal requirement as a lever for cultural change
Alistair McNaught, Accessibility Consultant
Dr. Abi James, AbilityNet

Aimed at: staff working in IT services, web design, disability support, student services, or related fields.

The EU Web Accessibility Directive (currently awaiting transposition into Irish Law) has two key tenets: (i) your online content will be required to meet accessibility standards and (ii) the extent to which you succeed or fail will need to be communicated in a transparent way via an Accessibility Statement. This applies to all publicly funded bodies and to any of their digital systems accessed through a browser. It includes websites, VLEs, library systems, Intranets, Apps etc.

Alistair McNaught and Abi James have significant experience supporting UK institutions in:
• Understanding how to move towards technical compliance.
• Using the legislation as an opportunity for institution-wide culture change,

In this webinar, Alistair and Abi introduce the scope of the directive and explore what a good Accessibility Statement looks like. They will demonstrate how a good Accessibility Statement can be used strategically as a planning and prioritising tool to change institutional practice around digital accessibility.

Additionally, they will share their experience of common accessibility fails they’ve come across in their work with UK institutions and provide participants with a host of self-check accessibility materials aimed a range of different stakeholders with differing skill levels.

Feb 20, 2020 02:30 PM in Dublin

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