Developing Accessible Services
We will provide you with details of common accessibility issues and how to overcome them, and we will take you through usage of the most common assistive technologies and other tools to aid you in accessibility development.
Choose this course if you are interested in...
- Understanding the importance of and the 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)
- Implementing WAI-ARIA in making complex/custom UI controls
- Mobile accessibility
What will you learn?
Our hands-on training will teach developers how to make digital services work for everyone, including users of assistive technology.
Day 1 – Understanding Web Accessibility and conformance evaluation
- What is accessibility and why is it important?
- The different disability user groups and their specific accessibility needs
- Using assistive technology
- The guidelines that help to create accessible web sites – WCAG 2.1 – and how to use them
- Accessibility best practices on topics such as: Semantic markup; Keyboard accessibility; Reading order and focus order; Timing and timeouts; Images and text alternatives; Navigation, identification, controls and dynamic content
Day 2 – How to code accessible content
- Implementing Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and using ARIA states and properties to maximise accessibility
- Form accessibility
- Accessibility of tables
- Dynamic content
- Video and audio accessibility
Prerequisites and what to bring
Attendees will need a Windows PC with:
- Internet access
- Chrome with WAVE extension added
- Firefox with Web Developer Toolbar add-on
- Download of NVDA – http://www.nvaccess.org/ (new window)(this will open in a new window)
- Download of Colour contrast analyser – https://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/contrastanalyser/ (new window)(this will open in a new window)
User Vision can provide laptops if required, costs will be provided on request.
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.
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 Keith Allan
Keith is a skilled Principal Accessibility Consultant with experience in User Centred Design and a passion for creating inclusivity in technology through effective accessibility. Keith has experience working with web designers, developers and project managers on multiple accessibility projects with clients in the public sector, retail and financial services. Through his client engagements he regularly applies his skills in Accessibility Testing, Web Design, Accessibility mentoring and Usability testing with people with disabilities.
You will receive an online link to access the course in the coming days.