Introduction to Digital Accessibility << FREE

Get the lowdown on the basics of digital accessibility to see what changes you need to make

Date and time

Thursday 26 November 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

Location

Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Cost

Accessibility

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

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Please note: we plan to release tickets for this event over time to ensure everyone has a fair chance of attending - so please join the waiting list even if the event appears to be sold-out.

Making your digital products and services accessible for all, can improve the experience for all users, as well as ensuring that individuals with disabilities can gain equal access.

However, learning about digital accessibility can be daunting when faced with an array of legal, technical and medical guidance.

In this session we will:

  • present the legal, moral and commercial case for ensuring websites, apps and documents are accessible to all;
  • demonstrate how people with disabilities use assistive technology or customise their experience in order to access digital products and services;
  • introduce the principles of digital accessibility and the international standards used to assess if content will be accessible to all users.

If you are new to the field of digital accessibility, we recommend you attend this course to familiarise yourself with these general principles first.

This course can also act as an introduction to accessibility for people considering studying for the IAAP CPACC qualification.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • recognise the advantages of embedding digital accessibility within products and services;
  • define the POUR principles of digital accessibility;
  • explain why the social model of disability fits with UK and European accessibility and equality legislation and how this underpins the principles of digital accessibility.

Level of training

Introductory. No prior accessibility knowledge required.

Who is this training for? 

  • This training is suitable for anyone interested in digital accessibility who is new to the field
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Designers
  • Content creators
  • Product owners / managers in development environments
  • Managers (at an organisational level)
  • Trainers / Teachers / Academics

Important information 

Class size: 

  • We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience.

What to bring: 

  • You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Why train with us?

  • 97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019
     
  • Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What previous attendees say

"Very insightful and informative."  

"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 

“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”


Meet our trainer

Image of Jess Cahill

Jess Cahill is an Accessibility & Usability Consultant with AbilityNet. Her professional background includes web product and project roles, content design and UX research, in both charity and private sectors, including in the disability field.  She also volunteers on the Missing Maps project, a humanitarian mapping project which aims to put vulnerable parts of the world on the map.

About our training team

Our trainers have decades of experience between them. They deliver accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in the accessibility of enterprise-level agile projects. They regularly champion accessibility at conferences and run workshops.