Learn easy and practical steps to ensure your material is accessible to anyone who needs it.
What staff need(s) will the workshop meet?
I’ve heard that new legislation requires us to consistently ensure that our (online) materials meet high and measurable standards of accessibility and I need to know how I can do this.
I know it’s important to make my teaching materials etc accessible, but how do I do this? Are there any easy and practical steps I can follow to ensure my material is accessible to anyone who needs it?
Through this you will...
Consider current accessibility legislation and recognise how it applies to your role.
You will learn how to
· check the accessibility scores of online NILE content using the new Ally Bb accessibility plugin and then follow advice to improve content.
You will practise using the Accessibility checker within Word 2016 and follow identified steps to meet minimum accessibility standards.
You will learn how to
· apply Styles within Word 2016 to create an accessible document structure that enables readers to navigate and access content using their preferred tools (e.g. screen readers, keyboard only).
· provide alternatives where the original format may exclude some users (e.g. transcripts, image descriptions / Alt text).
· ensure content is logical and presented clearly (e.g. colour contrast, font choices) by referring to the correct documents
You will discover where to go to learn more so that you can ensure any further content you may create is accessible (e.g PDFs, PowerPoint, web pages, videos etc).
Who would benefit from this workshop
Any staff member creating content that is accessible online by students, staff or other stakeholders.
This workshop helps you to enhance the learning environment for your students by ensuring that the materials and information you use is accessible to all.
Technology provides tools to help us create materials and resources that are accessible to all. This workshop will help you to make use of the tools available.
By learning the skills and strategies within this workshop you will help to ensure equality of opportunity for all your learners.
This workshop helps you to ensure that your learning and teaching work meets legislation requirements.
Supporting HEA fellowship
|D1 - Associate Fellow of the HEA||Staff with at least 1 year teaching/support experience. Typically these are staff who do some teaching/student support but not as the main element of their role, such as
|D2 - Fellow of the HEA||
Staff for whom teaching or learning support is a significant element of their role such as staff with experience as
|D3 - Senior Fellow of the HEA||
Experienced HE teaching staff able to demonstrate sustained impact & influence on the L&T practice of others over a number of years, through