Digital Accessibility: Removing Barriers to Learning – CoLRiC online seminar – rescheduled for Friday 5 August

Our next free virtual lunchtime presentation – Digital Accessibility: Removing Barriers to Learning – will take place on Friday 5th August. This presentation was so popular when we hosted it in February that we’ve had many requests for a repeat.

We’d be delighted to see as many members there as possible, and all you need to do in the first instance is email our Admin team at with an expression of interest in attending. You will be added to a delegate list on a first come first served basis, and a Zoom link will be issued nearer the date. If you are unable to attend, please don’t hesitate to have a colleague register on your behalf.

The presenter on the day is Andy Eachus – Digital Skills Trainer at the University of Huddersfield. CoLRiC’s Chair Sam Goldsmith – Library Manager at The Manchester College – will host the session, and after the presentation there will be opportunities for Q&A.


This online seminar will introduce the challenges faced by students when accessing online learning content. It covers best practice for making documents, presentations and PDFs accessible and explores built-in features, online accessibility tools and design decisions that affect accessibility.

​​​​This session will help participants to:

  • Recognise the importance of creating accessible digital learning content.
  • Make adjustments when creating documents and presentations to ensure that they are accessible.
  • Identify what adjustments you should make when creating digital content to ensure that it is accessible.
  • Identify online accessibility tools and support materials.
  • Use built-in features to improve accessibility.
  • Evaluate the accessibility and usability of your digital content.

Who should attend?

Any colleague who is responsible for creating digital learning materials and webpages.


Andy Eachus has worked in FE for over 20 years supporting staff with embedding digital and web technologies into their teaching practice. Now working in the HE sector, he focuses on digital skills training for staff and students and specialises in Assistive Technology and Digital Accessibility.