Improving the accessibility of our online materials and systems is a University-wide goal to improve the experience of all staff and students at City. Our staff are working to ensure that all materials achieve digital accessibility standards. Students are encouraged to learn about how to improve their own digital accessibility practices, both to benefit their fellow students and develop employability skills. This guide will provide information on what City are doing to improve digital accessibility and also provide you with guidance on how to create digitally accessible content for:
The UK government has also emphasised the importance of digital accessibility. Specifically, the Equality Act (2010) protects disabled staff and students from discrimination. The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 makes explicit the need for digital materials from public bodies to be accessible. In addition to the public-facing and internal websites, University online teaching, learning, research and staff platforms are included as part of the directive. These regulations came into force in the UK on 23rd September 2018 and originate from the EU Web Accessibility Directive (2016/2102).
Find out more about what we're doing to promote Digital Accessibility at City, University of London and the accessibility of our systems from City’s accessibility statement.