ASPIRE resources

We're building a collection of interesting, useful + informative articles + resources to help librarians navigate the new regulations for accessibility statements. Explore the collection below. If you would like to recommend an article, we'd love to hear from you.

 

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About ASPIRE

ASPIREeducation guidelines

ASPIRE

https://www.textboxdigital.com/aspire-education-guidelines

The ASPIREeducation model accessibility statement

All Able + ASPIRE

https://www.allable.co.uk/research/aspire-education-model-statement

Educational Aspirations: Introducing ASPIREeducation

Huw Alexander

https://www.textboxdigital.com/aspire-education-story

Aspirational Thinking: Creating ASPIRE

Alistair McNaught + Huw Alexander

https://inclusivepublishing.org/blog/aspirational-thinking-creating-aspire/

Aspiring to be accessible: 4 lessons for publishers from the ASPIRE data

Alistair McNaught

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/aspiring-accessible-4-lessons-publishers-from-aspire-mcnaught/

Accessibility statements: food labelling for the digital world

Alistair McNaught

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/accessibility-statements-food-labelling-digital-world-mcnaught/

Accessibility Regulations

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/852/made

 

 

European Accessibility Act - Overview

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1202

 

European Accessibility Act – Legal Text

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM%3A2015%3A0615%3AFIN

UK Government Digital Services

Understanding accessibility requirements for public sector bodies

https://gds.blog.gov.uk/2019/05/21/accessibility-update-sample-accessibility-statement-monitoring-and-enforcement/

 

 

Understanding accessibility requirements for public sector bodies

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/accessibility-requirements-for-public-sector-websites-and-apps

 

 

Sample Accessibility statement

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sample-accessibility-statement

Doing a basic accessibility check if you cannot do a detailed one

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one

 

Regulations on the accessibility of new public sector websites come into force

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regulations-on-the-accessibility-of-new-public-sector-websites-come-into-force

Making online public services accessible

https://accessibility.campaign.gov.uk/

The Digital Accessibility Toolkit

The Digital Accessibility is a fantastic and comprehensive resource covering all aspects of higher education accessibility. It has been created by the Further and Higher Education Digital Accessibility Working Group. A selection of links are provided below.

 

 

Digital Accessibility Toolkit

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/

 

Accessibility Statements Across the UK – October 2019

George Rhodes

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/accessibility-statements/accessibility-statements-across-the-uk-october-2019/

 

Quick Accessibility Checks

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/quick-accessibility-checks/

Auditing for Digital Accessibility

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/auditing-for-digital-accessibility/

Working with Suppliers

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/working-with-suppliers/

Accessibility + Procurement

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/accessibility-and-procurement/

Accessibility Statements

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/accessibility-statements/

 

Staff Guides

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/guides/staff-guides/

Quick Accessibility Checks

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/quick-accessibility-checks/

Accessible Documents

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/guides/staff-guides/accessible-documents/

 

Alternative Formats

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/guides/staff-guides/alternative-formats/

 

3rd Party Content Guidance

https://www.lexdis.org.uk/guides/staff-guides/3rd-party-content-guidance/

Articles + Editorials

What are the digital accessibility gaps in further education?

Vikki Liogier

 

https://abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/what-are-digital-accessibility-gaps-further-education

 

Access all areas! Web Accessibility and More at Leeds Beckett

Rachel Thornton

 

https://www.cla.co.uk/blog/higher-education/web-accessibility-and-more-at-leeds-beckett

 

Meeting Accessibility Regulations

Jisc

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/accessibility

 

10 steps to comply with new UK accessibility regulations

Abi James + Annie Mannion

https://abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/10-steps-comply-new-uk-accessibility-regulations

 

Is your public sector website prepared for new regulations?

Abi James

https://abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/your-public-sector-website-prepared-new-regulations

Choose wisely, communicate widely: How can universities work to become more accessible?

Alistair McNaught

https://blog.vitalsource.com/how-can-universities-work-to-become-more-accessible

 

 

Accessible at last?: what do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK?

Abi James + Sarah Lewthwaite

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2020.1717446

How to comply with new Digital Accessibility Regulations: Your questions answered.

Abi James + Alistair McNaught

https://abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/how-comply-new-digital-accessibility-regulations-your-questions-answered

Web accessibility and Brexit

https://afterbrexit.tech/accessibility/

 

Do you comply with the new accessibility regulations?

Abi James + Annie Mannion

https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/do-you-comply-new-accessibility-regulations

 

 

 

Public Sector accessibility regs are an opportunity and a threat

Amy Low

https://wonkhe.com/blogs/public-sector-accessibility-regs-are-an-opportunity-and-a-threat/

Culture boosts compliance in HE and the Public Sector

Abi James + Annie Mannion

https://abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/culture-boosts-compliance-he-and-public-sector

 

 

Compliance snapshot shows big gaps in Accessibility Statements across UK

George Rhodes + Annie Mannion

https://abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/compliance-snapshot-shows-big-gaps-accessibility-statements-across-uk

Accessibility Testing

How To Do an Accessibility Review

Rob Dodson | Google Developers

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/accessibility/how-to-review?

 

Evaluating Web Accessibility Overview

W3C

https://www.w3.org/WAI/test-evaluate/

The WAVE accessibility testing tool

WebAIM

https://wave.webaim.org/

Axe testing tool

Deque

https://www.deque.com/axe/

 

Testing for accessibility

Government Digital Services

https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/helping-people-to-use-your-service/testing-for-accessibility

Useful Resources

WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey

https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey8/

 

 

Moodle Best Practices

https://moodlebaseline.portsmouthuni.ac.uk/best_practice/accessibility/accessibility_home.php

 

The WebAIM Million

https://webaim.org/projects/million/

The WebAIM Million Update

https://webaim.org/projects/million/update

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