ARK: Accessibility Resources and Know-How


Alister McNaught, Dara Ryder, Trevor Boland

Organisation(s), AHEAD




Accessibility & Inclusion



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Digital Accessibility Courses

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ARK provides practical resources and know-how to support a range of institutional staff to be more accessible in their roles, and supports colleges and centres to consider a whole institution approach to digital accessibility, meet their legal obligations, boost accessibility compliance, and provide a better digital experience for all.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

– A range of free role-based short courses for educators, administrative, senior and technical staff, which can be taken direct with AHEAD, or used in internal CPD systems under a creative commons license:

If you are interested in developing introductory accessibility skills, raising awareness about digital inclusion, and reflecting on how to embed good digital accessibility practices across your organisation then our 3 free self enrol courses are available:

– A Free Course: An Introduction to Digital Accessibility for Educators.
– A Free Course: Digital accessibility – a Whole Institution Approach.
– A Free Course: Developing a Web Accessibility Statement

When each course is completed you will automatically receive a Digital Badge and if you wish to complete all three then you receive a Digital Accessibility Master Badge for your dedication to accessibility.

– An introduction to key web accessibility legislation for further and higher education institutions and a legal FAQ on what the web accessibility directive means in practice.

– Links to lots of other valuable AHEAD and external resources to continue your accessibility journey that you can find below.

– All the SCORM files we use, and the Articulate Rise Courses are shared (contact are shared with you and available on this webpage

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