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Digital Accessibility

The purpose of this project is to review and improve the accessibility of our digital materials in line with City’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Project Lead: Dr Julie Voce - Head of Digital Education

This is a 3-year initiative from September 2020 designed to review and improve City’s digital accessibility. There is an initial emphasis our teaching and learning platforms and digital resources.

It responds to a change in legislation from September 2020.

It aims to embed a mature and sustainable approach to digital accessibility for learning and working online at City, that will be of benefit to all.

The initiative consists of a suite of technical projects and a range of staff development activities, such as

  • A City staff and student development needs review and training plan
  • A Moodle Module accessibility checking tool
  • A video caption correction pilot for pre-recorded learning content
  • Providing accessibility compliance statements for all Teaching and Learning platforms and web sites
  • Communicating to raise awareness of the new legal requirement that is in place from September 2020.

The initiative is overseen by a City Working Group, Chaired by Dr Julie Voce, Head of Digital Education, LEaD and which has representatives from all City schools and a range of professional services.

City Staff and Students can find resources on the Making City Digitally Accessible SharePoint site, you will need a City account to log in.

You can follow the Digital Accessibility initiative on the Learning at City Blog which is publicly available, our posts are tagged DA and Digital Accessibility and all posts are tweeted by @CityUniLEaD.