Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 16, 2024, marks the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. To mark GAAD 2024, a new video has been produced on the ‘Voices of Disability’. Staff and students can access the video on …

Pop-Up Empathy Lab at the University of Nottingham: Understanding Accessibility

Today I share my reflections from attending a very thought-provoking empathy lab. The Digital and Technology Services at the University of Nottingham provides a pop-up empathy lab with simulator kits to offer staff and students the opportunity to gain insight into the potential experiences resulting from certain disabilities. In total, there were seven learning stations, …

Call For Papers: Digital Accessibility Conference 2024

Call for papers is now open for the 2024 Digital Accessibility Conference hosted at the University of Nottingham! Please submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is May 17th. Please address one of the conference themes. We want to keep the pace high during the day, and so we are keeping sessions quite short. A …

Faculty of Social Sciences SACA Digital Accessibility Project

Throughout the 2023–4 academic year, we are running a new feature on the Learning Technology (LT) blog: a faculty takeover month! Each month, we will feature posts from different faculty members at the university. Every Friday, posts will highlight interesting work and ideas related to technology in teaching and learning and showcase unique projects from within …

The Digital Accessibility Journey

In the post below, Julian Tenney, Learning Content Team Leader, reflects on the journey of Digital Accessibility at the University of Nottingham over the past year. Digital accessibility has been a major focus for the University this year, and as the festive season rolls in, it’s a good time to reflect on our achievements. We …

Accessible video for teaching

Many thanks and credit to Dr. Chris Ward (Digital Accessibility Consultant), Nicholas Cameron (Learning Technology Officer) and the Learning Technology Team for the blog guidance. The recording platform Use Echo360 (Engage) where possible for teaching content because this platform offers all the features and capabilities for lecture recording and includes a high level of technical …

Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Accessible documents ensure everyone, including people with disabilities, can access and understand the content. This promotes inclusivity and equal access to information for all. Some helpful tips to create accessible PowerPoint presentations are included below, but you can find lots more detail on the Nottingham Accessibility Practices page (NAPS). The advice and guidance below is based …

Accessible Word Documents

Many thanks and credit to Dr. Chris Ward (Digital Accessibility Consultant) and the Learning Technology Team for the blog guidance Accessible documents ensure everyone, including people with disabilities, can access and understand the content. This promotes inclusivity and equal access to information for all. Some helpful tips to create accessible Word documents are included below …

Accessibility Conference at the University of Nottingham

This week we asked Dr Christopher Ward, Digital Accessibility Consultant at the University of Nottingham, to provide an overview of the upcoming accessibility conference. Learning Technology at the University of Nottingham has organised a conference centred around the broad topic of digital accessibility, which will take place on Thursday, June 29th, 2023. This conference aims …

Take a NAP 8: Accessibility checkers

The final core habit of the eight we’re calling Nottingham Accessibility Practices — the NAPs – covers accessibility checkers. These can be an important tool in identifying issues or catching errors in your documents. Much like spell-checkers, accessibility checkers can be found in most text editors and are easy to use. Within Microsoft Office you …