Digital Accessibility in Higher Education: Providing a Way Forward

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17 July 2024

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17 July 2024

Online 13:00 - 14:00

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About the Event


It is estimated that by 2033, more than a third of UK home students are disabled (Disabled Students UK, 2023). It is therefore imperative that the world of higher education is accessible to them, in order for them to access course material, educational opportunities, and in order to attract potential students to an institution. AbilityNet, a digital accessibility charity, work closely with key stakeholders at higher education institutions, to help them identify how to maximise their digital provisions for disabled students, in order to meet requirements and provide the best possible digital experience for existing and potential students.

Anyone who is interested in digital accessibility and the impact of digital accessibility within higher education should attend this event.

This event will showcase AbilityNet’s Higher Education Maturity Model (HEMM), using Edge Hill University as a recent case study. The purpose and approach of HEMM will be described, and the case study will give context of how this service can be used by an educational institute to identify where it is on the path to digital accessibility and what it can do to continue moving forwards. There will be opportunities to ask questions.


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Claire Gibbons

Strategic Projects Manager

Leeds Trinity University

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Andrew Billington

Head of Learning Support

Edge Hill University

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Lucy Woodcock

Accessibility and Usability Consultant