Captioned video is now available from Dr Sarah Lewthwaite’s talk ‘Learning and Teaching Accessibility’ at the 29th London Accessibility Meetup, on the 23rd of September, 2019.
This presentation was made alongside Dr Abi James (AbilityNet) earlier talk ‘Digital Accessibility Regulatory Landscape – are you ready?’, on the day new regulations came into force in the UK and Europe.
Abstract: Learning and teaching accessibility (Dr Sarah Lewthwaite, University of Southampton)
Digital technologies have revolutionised daily life, yet the capacity for accessible tools and services has not kept pace with demand, resulting in the ongoing exclusion of disabled people and older people. Despite the social cost, new legislation and a trajectory of growing demand for accessible digital services, there is still a lack of detailed understanding of how accessibility can be effectively taught, learned and scaled.
This talk introduces new research into the pedagogy of accessibility – reporting on a systematic literature review of published work in this field. Together we will consider what is known about the teaching and learning of digital accessibility, what makes it distinct and challenging, and how we – as practitioners, trainers, educators, advocates and experts – can work together to build upon this knowledge, to cascade our skills and understanding more effectively to co-workers, colleagues, clients and others.
Sarah’s talk begins at 1hr 15 minutes.