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Web Accessibility for Developers



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This is a two-day course is designed to help developers create accessible web products that comply with WCAG 2.0. The course considers accessibility at the code level, therefore attendees will require a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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 testing.

This course is aimed at web developers who would like to create inclusive digital products that will comply with standards and be usable by all.

This course is just one of the accessibility courses we offer. Check out the other courses pages for details on our Web Accessibility for Managers course and our Web Accessibility for Designers course.

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 2.0 AA)
  • Accessibility best practices in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Implementing WAI-ARIA in making complex/custom UI controls
  • Mobile accessibility

What will you learn?

Our hands-on training will teach developers how to code and how to test against success criteria and analyse findings. It will provide you with an understanding of how to make digital services work for everyone, including users of assistive technology.

Day 1 – Understanding Web Accessibility and conformance evaluation

  1. What is accessibility and why is it important?
  2. The different disability user groups and their specific accessibility needs
  3. Using assistive technology
  4. The guidelines that help to create accessible web sites – WCAG 2.0 – and how to use them
  5. 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, and controls.

Day 2 – How to code accessible content

  • Introduction to Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and how to implement roles, states and properties to maximise accessibility
  • Form accessibility
  • Accessibility of tables
  • Dynamic content
  • Video and audio accessibility

Prerequisites and what to bring

A basic familiarity with HTML, CSS and JavaScript is recommended.

Attendees will need a Windows PC with:

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.

Cancellation policy

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.

Your trainers

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.

Venue details

User Vision , 55 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3QA

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