Keeping on Top of Website Accessibility Compliance (25 October)
If it hasn’t happened yet, it will happen one day. A report from the government’s accessibility auditing team identifying the key barriers on your website and commenting on how accurate and up-to-date your accessibility statement is. When you get the report you have 12 weeks to fix the issues identified.
The Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) monitors the compliance of Public Sector Bodies with accessibility regulations. In December 2021, they published their findings from initial audits – 600 public sector websites. Accessibility issues were found on nearly all websites. Many accessibility statements had key information missing, were out of date or demonstrated no progress had been made in improving accessibility practices. Fixing these issues in a 12 week timeframe with little notice can seriously impact on your other business.
This webinar is designed to help you get ahead.
Rather than wait for a complaint from the public or the auditing body, we are offering a 1.5-hour training session on updating your accessibility statement.
The session will help you to:
- Check the mandatory minimal requirements are present in your accessibility statement
- Ensure your information provides genuinely useful Plain English support
- Identify the common website problems found in the CDDO audits so you can check your own site, report issues to your web provider and update your accessibility statement
- Identify potential issues caused by popular “accessibility overlay” tools that put an extra toolbar on the webpage
- Improve your website on a timescale that suits you, rather than trying to achieve it in 12 weeks after an unexpected audit
Wednesday 25 October, 10:00am – 11:30am
Members: £45 + VAT
Non-Members: £50 + VAT
Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!
Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.
About the Trainer
Alistair McNaught was a senior advisor at the Jisc TechDis service (2004-14). He created or co-created Staff Training Packs in accessible practice, Senior Manager Briefings and the Accessibility Essential resources. More recently he led the development of Jisc’s Accessibility Snapshot service (used by nearly 60 universities and colleges). His accessibility work with academic library services won a national award and was shortlisted for an international award for excellence. The University of Kent won a 2018 Times Higher Award for an inclusion project Alistair helped steer.
Alistair is a current member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology and a co-chair of the Digital Accessibility Working Group, liaising between the FE/HE sector and Government Digital Services to ensure official guidance is appropriate to the real world context.
He presents on accessibility at national and international events and is a very experienced online trainer and presenter.
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