Spring Training Events 2019: Improving Digital Accessibility & the new EU Directive


Date: 22/03/2019

Location: University of Manchester


Date: 28/03/2019

Location: London South Bank University


NADP has started offering training workshops to offer more targeted CPD for our members and those in related fields. In 2018 we successfully ran workshops on the DSAs Modernisation and Inclusive Practice

Comments from delegates at the NADP workshops in Spring 2018

  • Great informal, approachable feel to the workshop
  • First time at NADP event – very engaging. Thank you!
  • Really useful and enjoyable session. Very well delivered and has given me lots to consider. Delivery method enabled me to contribute to discussion which I rarely do at conferences.
  • Excellent – thank you so much!!
  • Many thanks for an excellent workshop

Please note that these training events have a restricted number of places and these have sold quickly in the past. Please book early to ensure your place!


Your workshop: “Improving Digital Accessibility & the new EU directives”

Accessibility means more than putting materials online and it’s important that they work for everyone. Accessibility is not just about technical standards and checks.  It also means making your content and online resources clear and simple enough so that most people can use it without needing to adapt it, while supporting those who do. Making digital learning material accessible also supports inclusive teaching and learning and help students learn independently.

In this workshop delegates will be introduced to guidelines, techniques and regulations for improving digital accessibility.

Delegates will also get the opportunities to learn some basic accessibility techniques that can be shared with colleagues.  The session will cover:

  • Introduction to the Web Accessibility Regulations: what are they, what do they cover and how do they impact FE and HE institutions?
  • Accessible learning materials: how to create and check content such as documents and presentations.
  • Examples of good practice in FE/HE context: how do we learn from each other?

Your Trainer

The workshop will be led by Dr Abi James, a digital accessibility consultant and researcher. With over 15 years experiences in the assistive technology and accessibility field, she works with HE institutions and organisations to improve their digital accessibility and inclusive practice. Through collaboration with the University of Southampton and British Dyslexia Association, she is also involved in research into the latest standards, policies and technologies for supporting disabled students.


Each session will run from 10:00 to 13:00 with a short break for refreshments which will be provided

The three-hour session will cost £110 per head for all attendees and there are strictly limited numbers at each venue to ensure that delegates have plenty of time to discuss the concepts and network with colleagues.

Bookings are open! Please book here

Closing date for bookings: midnight on Friday 8th March 2019 – we still have a few places left on a first come, first served basis. 

Travel Information – Manchester

Maps and travel information can be found on the University of Manchester website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/

The meeting is booked for the Chemistry Building G.08 (building 61).  Delegates can click on the interactive map and select the Chemistry Building from the drop down menu.

Travel Information – London

Room K405 (Keyworth Centre 13 on Map)