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 …

Take a NAP 7: Formats and assistive technologies

The Nottingham Accessibility Practices – the NAPs – are eight core habits that will help make your teaching materials and publications more accessible.  In this seventh post in our series on the NAPs we’re looking at how materials can be formatted to be used with assistive technology tools. Those who will benefit most from accessibility …

Take a NAP 6: Colour

Colour is one of the most important features to be aware of when creating accessible content. In this post, part of our series on the eight Nottingham Accessibility Practices – the NAPs – we’ll look at why colour can be an issue and how to design to overcome that. To make your content easy for …

Take a NAP 5: Tables

The Nottingham Accessibility Practices — the NAPs — are eight core habits that will help make your teaching materials and publications more accessible. We’ve covered format, text, images and multimedia so far, and in this post we focus on tables. Tables are a great way to organise, summarise and compare large amounts of information. However, relying …

Take a NAP 4: Multimedia

Our fourth blog post in our Nottingham Accessibility Practices Series covers the NAP on Multimedia. This is one of the eight core habits that will help make your teaching materials and publications more accessible and available. Video and audio are key tools in providing variety of materials. Videos can be important in assisting the processing …

Take a NAP 3: Images

This is the third in a series of blog posts in which we’re looking at the NAPs, Nottingham Accessibility Practices. These are eight core habits that will help make your teaching materials and publications more accessible, but also more available to all. Images are regularly used elements within teaching materials and assignment submissions, but their …

Take a NAP 2: Text

In this series of blog posts we’re looking at the Nottingham Accessibility Practices — the NAPs. These are eight core habits that will help make your teaching materials and publications more accessible, but also more available to all.  Follow our  “Take a NAP” series. Text will be the main way that a lot of your …

Take a NAP 1: Structure and Navigation

The Nottingham Accessibility Practices — the NAPs — are eight core habits that will help make your teaching materials and publications more accessible — but also more available to all. Having started with The Nottingham Accessibility Practices (NAPs): Overview, we now look at the first habit in more detail. It concerns the way you structure …

The Nottingham Accessibility Practices (NAPs): Overview

The Nottingham Accessibility Practices – the NAPs – are eight core habits that will help make your teaching materials and publications more accessible – but also more available to all.  This is the first in a series of blog posts which cover these core habits. Accessibility is relevant whether you’re drafting an article for publication …