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Get involved in Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Thursday 16 May 2024


Empowering our community through digital accessibility

Are you responsible for creating learning materials, website content or digital documents?

As part of our Digital Transformation Strategy, the University of Leeds is dedicated to improving accessibility for everyone. We can all play a part in making the staff and student experience more accessible, whether that’s through improvements to teaching materials or enhancements through professional services teams.

The University will be marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday 16 May by asking teaching staff and professional services colleagues to get involved by reviewing the accessibility of their digital content and looking at ways to improve the digital experience of all staff and students.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: how you can get involved

We want your support in activities both on a local and University-wide level. Make sure you keep a lookout for communications in the coming weeks.

Digital Education Network – 16 May

We’ll be hosting a Digital Education Network online meeting dedicated to Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday 16 May between 10.00am – 12noon. The agenda for this meeting will be confirmed shortly and you can sign up to receive an invitation for the event.

Online and in-person events in the approach to 16 May

In the approach to, and on Thursday 16 May, we’ll be hosting a range of online and in-person events designed to help academic and professional services staff make digital materials more accessible, to enable all staff and students to effectively engage and learn. You’ll find information about these events on the Digital Accessibility website along with a range of resources and support materials.