New accessibility legislation means that Universities have to make improvements to the information on our websites and VLE. This includes all of your uploaded documents. The rules will apply to new online content from Sept 2019 and will be applied to existing content by Sept 2020.
As you are setting up new modules over the summer this is a perfect time to check the accessibility of content. For 2018/19 our content accessibility score was 64% which is a great baseline to start from. If you would like to check how accessible a course/module is get in touch with ltdsupport and we can provide the information & a summary of the top issues.
It is essential that all department managers ensure that accessibility is high on the agenda for any departmental meetings so that all staff are aware of their obligation to make their course materials accessible.
With just a few quick and simple steps you can vastly improve the content you upload to Learning Edge, so that all students are able to use it in a way that suites them and their needs. We have put together a resource kit in our wiki pages containing lots of information on how to make your content accessible.
Leah Wilson – Operations Coordinator