What is digital accessibility?
- Digital accessibility is about proactively designing our websites, resources and apps so they can be used by as many people as possible.
- We can make our online services accessible to everyone by following the guidelines set by the 2018 Public Sector Body Accessibility Regulations (PSBAR) and applying universal design for learning principles.
- On this page you can find out more about the regulations, what the university is doing about digital accessibility and how you can play your part.
Upgrade your digital accessibility skillset
Advice and guidance for staff and students on how to make your work and teaching more accessible and some useful programmes to add to your online toolkit.
Guidance for students
How to make your documents, videos and presentations more digitally accessible and some helpful software for working online.
Guidance for staff
Training to help make your work and teaching more digitally accessible, including creating accessible presentations and documents.
Expand your understanding
Further reading and resources to help with digital accessibility.
Government Accessibility Regulations
Gov.uk's accessibility guidance and requirements for public sector bodies.
Digital Accessibility Tutorial
Use a computer? Complete this simple tutorial about digital accessibility.
Improve your IT practice
Develop your IT skills further to create more accessible documents.
What we're doing
How we're embedding digital accessibility into our online presence at York.
Accessibility is part of our ethos at the University of York.
Our websites and digital resources have to meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards and have accessibility statements.
The e-accessibility working group oversees progress on accessible teaching and learning, assistive technology, training and accessibility statements.
Our user-focused research
User research helps us to understand our staff and students better.
Join in and keep up to date
Explore regular workshops and meetups below and find a full list of events in our events calendar. Join the Accessible Documents Google Group for updates and news.
Creating accessible documents
Our workshop will show you how ‘universal design’ can help everyone, not just those with an accessibility need.Join the workshop
Accessible documents meet up
Join our online monthly meetup to share resources or discuss a challenge that you would like help with.Online meetups
Accessible Documents Google Group
Join the Google Group to ask questions, support each other and keep up with the news.Support and news