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CETIS 2014: Building an Accessible Digital Institution

Title: Building an Accessible Digital Institution

Event: A half-day workshop session at the Cetis 2014 conference.

Speaker: Brian Kelly [BK], Innovation Advocate, Cetis and Andy Heath [AH], Consultant

Date and time: 09.15-12.45 on Wednesday 18th June 2014

Venue: University of Bolton


A digital institution should ensure that it supports the needs of students with disabilities. But how should we go about building an accessible digital institution? This session will review the strengths and weaknesses of internationally agreed approaches such as WAI’s WCAG guidelines, explore how the BS 8878 Web Accessibility Code of Practice may address limitations of the WAI approach and see how BS 8878 may be applied in a learning context.

In addition to such policy considerations the session will explore emerging models of accessibility and developing architectures and technical standards.

Draft timetable

Time Title Notes
What Can We Do Today?
09.45 Introduction
09.30 The Context BK: [slides]
09.45 Group discussion All
10.40 Review
10.45 Break
Looking to the Future
11.45 Introduction BK
11.50 Reflections and Directions AH
12.20 Further thoughts All
12.40 Conclusions BK
12.45 Finish


The slides are available on Slideshare and embedded below.

In addition a backup copy of the slides is available on Authorstream.

One Response to “CETIS 2014: Building an Accessible Digital Institution”

  1. […] for an ILSIG Webinar on ‘MOOCs and Inclusive Practice’ abnd faciliated a workshop on “Building an Accessible Digital Institution” at the Cetis 2014 […]

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