This webinar is organised by ALT as part of our work with the Further Higher Education Digital AccessibilityWorking Group (FHEDAWG). Elizabeth Charles, Trustee of ALT, and Maren Deepwell, chief executive, will facilitate the session.
In this webinar Ben Watson and Daniel Clark of the University of Kent present a discussion accessibility and inclusivity in relation to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Virtual Learning Environments. The session will give a brief overview of the regulations and the opportunities they present to embed inclusivity by design in virtual learning environments, and discuss some of the initiatives being explored at Kent (for instance setting up a specific working group, Blackboard Ally, web auditing, collaborating with GDS to create accessibility statements and partnerships with local authorities). The presenters would also like to seek feedback from participants about good practice in their own institutions, and hope this will present a good opportunity for colleagues to discuss the collective challenges we face as a sector and identify opportunities to share good practice and collaborate beyond institutional barriers to help all of our students.