Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. Creating applications that support web accessibility is a challenge for any development team.
This 6 hour course (including breaks) will help participants build a strong understanding on the basics of web accessibility. During this non-technical course participants will be introduced to fundamental concepts of accessibility, and get a clear understanding of the reasons for needing accessible applications. The course is suitable for anyone who is learning about accessibility.
Who should attend
Even people with little or no experience of working on an accessibility project will find the course really useful.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
What will you learn
During the course the participants will be introduced to the following topics:
- How people with disabilities access digital content
- Current legal requirements
- Introduction to Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)
- Web accessibility principles
- Colour and contrast
- Adaptable design
- An introduction to accessibility testing
About the instructor
Grant Broome is a web accessibility specialist with over a decade of experience consulting with agencies on how to make their online content accessible to people with disabilities. He has audited hundreds of websites and provides a variety of training courses. Key areas of interest:
- Web accessibility auditing to WCAG and Section 508 (US) conformance
- Web accessibility training
- Consultancy and project management
- Organisational and product policy development
Grant has specialised for over a decade in research, testing and policy, designed to help organisations make sure that their digital web content is accessible. He provides a variety of web accessibility training courses designed to meet the needs of a wide range of organisations in UK and US. He has audited hundreds of websites and understands the challenges faced by organisations who want to provide highly engaging and inclusive interfaces. Grant has worked with numerous disability charities and has a deep understanding of the needs for disabled web users.
Next virtual session has been scheduled for 22-23 April 2021 10:00am – 1:00pm EEST.