1. The Legislation

  • EU and UK Law states that the digital content we create is accessible to our students.
  • Virtual Learning Environment (QMplus) content is also covered by the accessibility requirements.
  • WWW Consortium has developed Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to make content accessible.

The HEA says, “inclusive learning and teaching recognises students’ entitlement to a learning experience that respects diversity, enables participation, removes barriers, and anticipates and considers a variety of learning needs and preferences without directly or indirectly excluding anyone.”