Digital Accessibility: Panel Discussion
By Tim Neumann, on 12 June 2019
Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 11.00-12.30 (see time in your timezone)
UCL Institute of Education, Room 736, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL
Online participation via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra possible
(this event is in the past)
Digital Accessibility is currently high on the agenda due to new legislation coming into effect on 22nd September 2019.
While we all need to be prepared, embedding accessibility practices into the daily routine is not only a worthwhile ambition, but an organisational change project that will lead to very tangible positive outcomes for all students, staff, alumni, collaborators, visitors, and the public.
In this panel discussion, we will take a pragmatic look on teaching and discuss issues around accessibility and how technology can help. This includes updates on the incoming legislation, with news from the UCL Task-and-Finish Group on Digital Accessibility. Panelists will introduce various aspects of accessibility, both conceptual and practical, what it means for academic practice, and how embedding accessibility principles in the digital estate drives an institutional culture of openness and inclusion.
Background reading: ucl.ac.uk/digital-accessibility
- Dr Jennifer Rode, Associate Professor at the UCL Knowledge Lab and Head of Enable@UCL
- Dr Kit Logan, Learning Technology Fellow at UCL IOE Learning Technologies Unit
- Michele Farmer, Disability IT Support Analyst at UCL Information Services Division
Moderated by Tim Neumann, Lecturer in Education & Technology and Head of UCL IOE Learning Technologies Unit.
Please bring your own questions and experiences, or submit them in advance: