Making our Digital Environment More Accessible

Digitial Access Implementation Plan launch

Week 7 is the University’s Disability Inclusion Week. This week brings students and staff together each year to learn more about the experiences of people who live with disability, and to celebrate diversity. On Friday 9th September, the Digital Accessibility Implementation Plan (DAIP) will be launched with an event from 3-4 pm in ABS Seminar Room 2050.

The DAIP aims to make our digital environment more accessible and equitable for people with disabilities.  Alongside an introduction to the DAIP, the event will feature a series of talks by staff and students on the importance of providing accessible web and digital content. These will include:

  • A introduction to the DAIP and a talk on importance of the digital accessibility (with a screen reader demo) by Jason Markou,
  • A discussion by Dr Emma Carberry (School of Mathematics and Statistics) on her use of various assistive technologies that enable her work and research, and
  • A talk by Wayne Hawkins on the importance of digital library access in higher education – ebooks, online journals and digital content.
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