The EU Directive: Accessibility of Public Sector Websites & Mobile Apps (2018) is the name of the legislation which details accessibility on public sector websites, University Virtual Learning Environments are included within this. We've highlighted the main areas we need to act upon as a University delivering content online below:
Some key dates to keep in mind are:
The EU standards mentioned in the legislation above are based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA. These guidelines lay out a number of rules that websites should follow to ensure as many people as possible can access them. We are working to ensure that we meet these guidelines.
A summary of main points are detailed below: