Lancaster University has to meet the requirements of the new accessibility regulations. We all have a responsibility to make sure the University meets them, and we may be breaking the law if our websites or apps don’t.
At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability – many more have temporary disabilities. At the university there are over 1,900 students who have a declared disability, and others may require adaptations but don’t declare it.
But following the accessibility guidance will not only help all those that use adaptations such as screen readers, magnifiers, special keyboards or speech recognition software – It will also help to make your services quicker and easier to access, and information easier to understand for everyone.
The following video provides a short introduction to the new regulations.