Why Does Accessibility Matter?
Accessibility promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. Accessibility is not the responsibility of any one department, school, team or directorate, but involves a combined whole institution approach, where everyone strives to be more accessible.
Hear QUB academic, Dr Laura Michael talk about what digital accessibility means to her in this video below.
The following are steps to help you plan, design and develop content in a more inclusive and accessible way:
The Centre for Educational Development (CED) have designed the THRIVES acronym to help you to easily remember key accessibility considerations which will help to comply with UK digital accessibility legislation. The THRIVES image has seven basics to get you started on your accessibility journey and is an easy way to recall the fundamentals of accessibility, that can be easily printed, and includes an audio file. You can choose to download or print a pdf copy or listen to an audio version.
Accessibility Training & Support
Online course to guide you in the creation of accessible content for learner variability with examples of good/bad practice and appropriate tools available to support you.
Blackboard Ally is a tool which will help you gauge and improve the accessibility of your course content and is available within your Canvas course(s). For more information, link to Blackboard Ally and Canvas.