Matthew Deeprose · ·
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May 25, 2023 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

**Date**: Thurs 25 May 2023 **Time**: 07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST/ 16:00 CEST / 18:00 GST. * Slides * [Chair’s slides]( * [Establishing a Course Accessibility Service]( * [Read the transcript]( * [Recording]( * [Chat log]( # Summary Join May's meeting of the International Ally Groups to learn about innovative practice in course accessibility services and ask all the questions you ever wanted to ask about writing alternative text! # Agenda * Establishing a Course Accessibility Service (University of Aberdeen). * Ask me anything about alternative text! (With Huw Alexander, [textBox]( * Details of next meeting. * Community Updates. * Any other business. Make sure to join this awesome community event! # Session synopses ## Establishing a Course Accessibility Service. Sara Preston, eLearning Team Lead, Maija Koukkari, eLearning Adviser, Laura Forero, eLearning Support Assistant, Jack Murray-Bird, eLearning Support Assistant, University of Aberdeen. In this session, the team from the University of Aberdeen will share how they established a Course Accessibility Service, inspired by similar initiatives at other Universities, and reflect on the experience gained from piloting the service. The Course Accessibility Service is designed to support teaching teams to improve the accessibility of digital learning materials and continues to be delivered by current students employed as eLearning Support Assistants. ## Ask me anything about alternative text!  With Huw Alexander, textBOX How do we write good alternative text for the images we use in Education? Huw Alexander is an alt text expert who writes image descriptions and alt-text for publishers, art galleries, universities, search engines and audiobooks. Join our latest “Ask me anything” and ask an expert your questions about alternative text. [Post your questions for Huw in advance by completing the above sign-up form]( ![](file-guid:a2a58a1f-9a6d-40e1-ad8e-81659e7402a8 "Slide1.png")![](file-guid:67010c06-c769-4cae-8972-dd4d1bb49556 "Slide6.png")![](file-guid:93548bbc-7975-43f5-b89d-ca47a5e86389 "Slide7.png")


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