Introduction to Digital Accessibility << FREE

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

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To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 


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  • 10:00 - 11:30 BST
  • Wednesday 5 October 2022

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

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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

Location: Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

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

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

"Thoroughly enjoying the latest AbilityNet Introduction to Digital Accessibility session being hosted by Jessica Cahill. Fantastic simple explanations to high level WCAG standards and very well presented. It’s a MUST see on the replay." - Chris Holloway, PwC
"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

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Jack Baker is an Accessibility & Usability Consultant at AbilityNet, where he has worked for four years.

He is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), meaning he has successfully passed both the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) exams. He also holds degrees in both Psychology and Computer Science.

His role involves providing in-depth consultancy to a wide range of organisations on web and mobile accessibility. This includes carrying out accessibility audits, design reviews, and diverse user testing.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, trying to play the piano, and losing at chess.

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, lead webinars, and run workshops.