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Digital Accessibility at Leeds

Start here: Be more digitally accessible

Use these resources to make your content easier to access for everyone whether you’re making a web page from scratch, reviewing a document, or fixing problems with existing content.

Digital accessibility guidance

What the rules are and how to follow them in the Leeds digital estate.


Use these checklists and processes to make your content accessible.

What is digital accessibility?

Being digitally accessible means removing barriers from digital environments, such as websites and apps, that can hinder and exclude people with disabilities.

Just like other public sector bodies, the University has needed to meet specific accessibility regulations since 2018.

Help with digital education systems

Much of the advice on this site can be applied to making learning materials and education-related web pages more accessible. For direct advice on using digital education systems, the Digital Education Systems Help site provides advice on using a range of tools, such as Minerva, PebblePad, Turnitin and much more.

More information


Have a digital accessibility query? Here’s who to ask.

University of Leeds accessibility statement

The University is committed to improving accessibility across its web estate.

UK digital accessibility regulations

Read The Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018 in full.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2

The University is legally required to comply with many of these criteria.