Digital Accessibility Discussion Group

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 01:50:00 GMT

Ros Walker, IT Trainer (Assistive Software and Accessibility), will be running a 5 week informal study group to accompany a free online course about digital accessibility for staff and students.

About the course:

The online course, run by FutureLearn, has been designed to help others understand how those with sensory, physical and cognitive impairments may be disabled by barriers encountered when using digital technologies. It highlights how the use of accessible and inclusive design can help overcome many of these difficulties. It also seeks to show how accessible technology is essential for many in their studies, work and everyday life.

About the study group:

The study group will be an informal group to consider the themes raised by the course and to discuss how it impacts on our students, our courses and the University. Any students attending may want to consider how it impacts on the design of their project work. The sessions will take place at lunchtimes. Exact time and venue to be arranged.


  • Thursday 9 February (lunchtime)
  • Thursday 16 February
  • Thursday 23 February
  • Thursday 2 March
  • Thursday 9 March

Meetings are informal and students and staff don’t have to attend every session. Any students who wish to join should ensure that it balances with their studies and timetables.

If you would like to take part please email Ros Walker on and sign up on the website for the FutureLearn course.

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