Launch of the Digital Accessibility Community of Practice


March 4th, 2024

Join the launch of the new Digital Accessibility Community of Practice on Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 12 noon.

Digital accessibility, or the principle of making digital materials accessible and inclusive to as many people as possible, is an important topic for everyone at the university.  

Whether you’re creating teaching and learning resources, publishing an article, writing reports or working with any other digital materials such as Office 365 documents, it is important to be aware of the legal requirements and university expectations related to digital accessibility.  

To support colleagues across the university with digital accessibility, Libraries Learning Technologies team have launched a range of supporting resources from the Nottingham Accessibility Practices (NAPs) guidance to upcoming training courses and most recently, a new Community of Practice on Microsoft Teams.  

The Community of Practice on Teams will provide an opportunity for colleagues to connect with their peers in a friendly and supportive space and share accessibility best practice, ideas and resources.

Everyone is welcome to join – whether you’re new to the idea of digital accessibility or an expert.  

The first session will take place on Wednesday 13 March from 12 – 1pm (Teams Meeting link here) and will provide the opportunity to find out more about digital accessibility, ask questions and hear from three guest speakers who will share their experiences and work in this area:  

  • The Power of Community: Welcome to the Accessibility Community of Practice – Julian Tenney 
  • An Introduction to Disability Support ServicesBecky Cameron, Head of Service – Disability 
  • Winning Hearts and Minds: Making Maths AccessibleTom Wicks, Associate Professor

To attend the meetings, join the Digital Accessibility Community of Practice on Teams. Meetings will be held monthly on Wednesdays from 12-1pm. Dates for the rest of this academic year are:  

  • 17 April 
  • 15 May 
  • 12 June 
  • 17 July 

The Community of Practice provides a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to support each other with their accessibility challenges and learn from each other’s experiences.   

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