What is digital accessibility?
The Public Sector Accessibility Regulations came into force in 2018 and include universities. They require equal access to websites, online resources and apps for everyone, regardless of disability. See the following Government pages:
- Understanding new accessibility requirements for public sector bodies
- Understanding WCAG 2.1
- Website Accessibility Checklist
Or, watch the AbilityNet Web Accessibility Regulations webinar.
We have created the following:
- How to make Word documents accessible (overview for staff).
- Accessible Word template (with step-by-step guidance built in).
- How to make PowerPoint presentations accessible (overview for staff).
- Accessible PowerPoint template (with step-by-step guidance built in).
- An Assistive technology tools guide, which explains how to use the features built in to computers, devices, software and apps to make it easier to access information.
- A short video about Immersive Reader and Dictation in Office 365.
- A Chrome extensions for productivity page.
- Accessible PowerPoint and Word Training page.
See also Microsoft Office help pages on Accessible Word and Accessible Powerpoint and its Accessibility video training. Microsoft is constantly evolving; keep up to date by visiting Microsoft Accessibility Features - What's New.
AbilityNet factsheets give advice and information about how digital technology can help people with different conditions and their My Computer My Way guides explain how to make different devices easier to use.
Colleagues who need to create an Accessibility Statement for their website or app can use this Accessibility Statement as a template. Text in bold will need to be amended with your own details as will any examples provided. The process for users to request alternative formats and/or make complaints is under development. The document will be updated to reflect changes.
A link to the Accessibility Statement must be prominently displayed on your website or app, e.g. in the footer.
For any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org