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Accessibility for Designers

Feb 2019
20
Edinburgh
£490

This one day course will introduce accessibility design thinking and how to design usable and accessible experiences for everyone.

We will discuss removing barriers that inhibit access to digital services by people with disabilities, and we will cover how accessibility is achieved through content and design.

This is a practical course for designers, front-end developers and content authors.  We will show you how to comply with WCAG 2.0 and what you need to consider when creating accessible digital experiences.

 

Choose this course if you are interested in…

  • Understanding the importance of and need for accessibility
  • Learning how disabled people use digital services
  • Learning more about accessibility standards and guidelines such as the W3C guidelines for web content (WCAG 2.0 AA)
  • Finding accessible solutions to interface design challenges
  • Creating inclusive design patterns
  • Communicating accessible design requirements to developers Learning how to test your designs for accessibility

 

What you will learn

  1. Introduction to web accessibility
  2. Demonstration of assistive technology
  3. Benefits of digital style guidelines and how to embed accessibility into them
  4. How to convey accessibility considerations in your designs to developers
  5. Accessibility guidelines on topics such as:
  6. Colour and colour contrast
  7. Page structure
  8. Font style and size
  9. Navigation and identification
  10. Visible focus
  11. Form controls

 

Who is the course for?

This is a practical course for designers, front-end developers and content authors.  We will show you how to comply with WCAG 2.0 and what you need to consider when creating accessible digital experiences.

 

What to expect on the day

Our training includes lots of examples of good practice in inclusive design.  You will walk away with concrete takeaways as how to apply this to your own designs. Throughout the day, you will get the opportunity to work individually and within teams to solve design problems by applying what you have learned.

You will receive a print-out of all training materials and course activities. There is no exam in this course but all successful participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the day.

 

Trainer – Gayle Whittaker

Gayle is a UX consultant for User Vision. She has over 10 years’ experience in designing and delivering user centred solutions. She joined User Vision in 2014 having previously worked at The Scottish Government where she applied usability and accessibility to a variety of digital projects.
Since working at User Vision Gayle has worked with a range of business sectors from public, travel, retail and financial services. Gayle’s commitment to inclusive design has enabled her to work with clients to achieve compliance and stronger user-centric products.

Specialisms and interests: user research methodologies and processes, interaction, and inclusive design principles and guidelines.

Venue information

User Vision Head Office

55 North Castle Street Edinburgh, EH2 3QA United Kingdom

Date/Time

20 February 2019 , 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organiser

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