Accessibility promotes equality. Digital accessibility means that digital services must be designed so that they take into account people's differences. Anyone should be able to use webservices and their content without difficulty. You as a student are also covered by the directive. Here we have compiled the most important things you need to know to know about acceibility. The EU Accessibility Directive and the new national law on digital accessibility entered into force in September 2020. 

You can read more about accessibility here on Start or on the Regional State Administrative Agency's website External link

Accessibility in teaching 

The teaching is accessible when you as a student can easily enter the teaching premises and use various digital services used in the teaching. This also applies to the channels used to inform about the teaching. You must be able to fully participate in the teaching situation. 

Accessible studies sometimes require special arrangements or aids

Materials you as a student create 

Accessibility is always good to keep in mind. The new legislation and EU-directive do not, however, apply to material that is temporarily in use. This means that content you as a student create within a course and publish e.g. on itslearning does not have to meet the accessibility requirements. Exceptions are content that is used repeatedly. An example of this might be a video clip you produce for Arcada that will be published in Arcada's channels. The other big exception is your thesis project that always needs to be accessible. 

Degree projects 

Degree projects published in Theseus must be accessible. Arcada has made instructions and a template for degree projects. If you follow the instructions and the template, you can be sure that your document meets the accessibility requirements. Please note that your thesis project must meet the accessibility requirements to be approved.