Accessibility for Designers
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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 2.1 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 2.1 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 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.
Our course will cover:
- Introduction to web accessibility with demonstrations of assistive technology
- Benefits of digital style guidelines and how to embed accessibility into them
- How to convey accessibility considerations in your designs to developers
- Accessibility guidelines on topics such as:
- Colour and colour contrast
- Page structure
- Font style and size
- Navigation and identification
- Visible focus
- Form controls
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.
The following cancellation policy applies to all bookings made:
- 30 days or more before training – full refund or attend a future course date
- 15-29 days prior to training – 50% refund
- 7-14 days prior to training – 25% refund
- 6 days or less prior to training – no refund
You are most welcome to send a substitute for the originally booked delegate at any time by notifying us of their details. User Vision reserves the right to cancel all or parts of the course if an insufficient number of people register for the course.
About Gayle Whittaker
Gayle is a Senior 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. 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.