My colleague Dr Ruchi Permvattana and I recently ran two workshops to support the University of Western Australia (UWA) in its ongoing efforts to enhance its digital access commitments.
The workshops were designed to ensure that the LMS implementation and education delivery process is accessible for UWA all the way from its initial setup through to its successful delivery to students. Topics included:
- How do people with disabilities engage with your content? This includeed a demonstration of how assistive technology users engage with content produced by UWA. There was also an opportunity to experience the content in a similar way to a blind user.
- LMS accessibility: this topic focused on how to consider accessibility when choosing an LMS platform
- WCAG 2.1 Level AA in-depth
- WCAG 2.1 Level AAA: is it worth it?
for Unit Coordinators, staff supporting academics and administrative staff in
the areas of:
- Preparing accessible content
- Creating teaching and learning materials
- Delivering best practice for information resources
- Assessing the LMS against WCAG 2.1 and automated tools
The workshops build on UWA’s commitment to digital access which has included the recent purchase of the Blackboard accessibility ‘a11y’ pack and its continued efforts to review its policies and processes to the recently released WCAG 2.1 standard.
On behalf of Ruchi and I, thank you very much to UWA for the opportunity to support your digital access needs.