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Web Accessibility for Developers

Edinburgh

Mar

17 18

Overview

This two-day course is designed to help developers create accessible web products that comply with WCAG 2.1. 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 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)
  • 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 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 2.0 – 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

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 Andrew Gribben

Andrew has always been fascinated by how people communicate with computers. He believes that when used responsibly, technology can empower users and change lives, so it was almost inevitable that he would build a career around implementing and promoting technical standards. In the past 20 years Andrew has been a Software Developer, Teacher and Coffee Roaster (everyone needs a hobby) but it wasn't until he began working in the field of digital accessibility that everything finally clicked. Andrew is technologist and tinkerer, he likes strategy wargames and building Lego with his kids, and works very hard to not be the Dad from The Lego Movie.

Venue details

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

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