The accessible digital futures project will convene higher education (HE) leaders from across the UK to highlight opportunities and address barriers to accessibility in digital and artificial intelligence (AI). New digital and AI technologies are radically transforming all facets of society, including HE where they can improve opportunities for inclusiveness and productivity through accessibility.
To explore how accessible technologies can help the UK remain one of the most attractive countries in which to work and learn, Jisc and The Glenlead Centre have partnered on a project to examine the potential of accessible digital and AI technologies in HE.
Titled ’Accessible digital futures: unlocking the potential for accessible digital and AI technologies in higher education (HE)’, the project will bring together digital leads from across UK HE for a series of bespoke events focused on how digital and AI technologies can be inclusively integrated into institutional settings.
Topics to be covered include:
- Opportunities for accessible AI
- Products and procurement
- Institutional ownership
- International lessons learned
The outputs from these events will be used to inform advice and guidance for key stakeholders across policy, industry and the HE sector.
Join the Jisc accessibility and assistive technology community of practice for more information on upcoming events and to continue the conversation.
Dr Ann Kristin Glenster, executive director at The Glenlead Centre, said:
Kellie Mote, accessibility subject specialist at Jisc said:
For more information on the potential for accessibility in generative AI, read the latest blog from Jisc’s National Centre for AI (NCAI).