About this site

The information on this site is intended to help anyone who creates content at the University of Leeds to do so in an accessible way.

This site is a central point for all digital accessibility guidance at the University, and is intended to be constantly updated and enriched with new advice and resources.

What this site isn’t

Currently the advice here doesn’t extend to more complex issues such as how to code for or develop accessible websites, apps or systems.

However, work is being done to develop more accessible versions of these things throughout the University’s digital estate.

Digital education

Much of the advice on this site can be applied to making learning materials and education-related web pages more accessible.

However, there is limited advice on using digital education systems and tools in an accessible way. The Digital Education Systems Help site provides advice on using things such as PebblePad, Turnitin and much more. In time, it’s also intended to house information about ensuring the output from these tools is accessible.

Who created it?

This site was established in 2019 by Kirsten Thompson (Project Lead), Organisational Development & Professional Learning in collaboration with a range of partners, including:

  • Inclusive Learning & Teaching Development (ILTD) Project Working Group: Dr Jaqueline Houghton, Dr David Ireland and Rachel Myers
  • Disability Services: Tom Starkey
  • Digital Education Service: Fionnuala Murphy
  • IT Training Unit: Jane Hetherington
  • Learning Technologists’ Network: Rachel Hartshorne and Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson
  • Learning Technologies Team, Leeds University Library: Paul Cave
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): Michael Whittaker

In 2021 it was reworked and updated with further information by editors in the Web Accessibility Project team.

This site centralises the University’s digital accessibility guidance and provides content creators and managers with a single touchpoint to learn how to make their work accessible.

Other resources

Accessibility advice tailored to the University web estate.
Digital accessibility guidance
Use these checklists to make your web content more accessible.
Digital accessibility checklists