Web accessibility training

Design for every user

Your websites and digital products should work for all users, regardless of ability, for ethical, legal and business reasons. There are millions of people in the UK with some form of disability, with a combined spending power of £billions.

Our hands-on web accessibility training is fantastic - small class sizes, highly interactive and taught by experts. It will teach you how to make your digital services work as well for disabled users as they do for fully abled users.

You'll finish the day with a great understanding of:

  • How disabled people use computers
    You'll learn about the various types of disabilities that affect web and computer use, the challenges that they fact and the types of software and hardware people use
  • What the law says about digital access
    Understand how the law on disability affects your organisation, and how to make sure that you provide an inclusive experience for your visitors
  • How to create inclusive digital content
    Images, video, tables and interactive content - we'll show you how to make all your digital content more inclusive!
  • How to use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
    They're really overwhelming, but once you get confident and comfortable with using WCAG they can become an indispensable tool for you
  • How to check your content
    Once we've worked through the basics, we'll show you how to apply what you've learned through some hands-on testing

What you'll need to bring:

  • A laptop and charger, for taking notes and trying things out
  • If you're bringing a Windows machine, then we recommend installing the free-to-use NVDA screen reader
  • If you're bringing a Mac, we'll be using the built in VoiceOver feature
  • For the testing element we'll be demonstrating some plugins for Chrome, so also download Wave extension and Contrast Radio Checker 
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Listen to your trainer, Richard, tell you all about the course

01min 40secs

What will you learn?

Morning

  • Different types of disabled user groups
  • Blind web users
  • Visually impaired web users
  • Mobility impaired web users
  • Deaf and hard of hearing web users
  • Users with reading difficulties
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and how to use them

Afternoon

  • Implementing accessibility
  • Form accessibility
  • Accessibility of tables
  • Use of colour
  • Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)
  • Video and audio accessibility
  • Testing for accessibility
  • Automated testing tools
  • Testing with the Web Accessibility Toolbar
  • Accessibility action plan

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SE1 9ED
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Very good session, informative, covers a lot of ground and includes a few eye openers, highly recommended!

Is this the right course for you?

This course is particularly suitable if you are:

  • Working as a designer, business analyst, content manager, front-end developer or project manager and you want to learn how to make your website more accessible
  • Looking for a comprehensive overview of the principles of accessibility

Meet Richard Morton, your trainer

Having previously worked across technical, management and training areas of IT, Richard has gone on to become one of the UK's leading accessibility specialists since 2003. He spends his days carrying out web accessibility testing and consulting for leading brands across the UK, providing expert, actionable and practical advice.

For Richard, accessibility is far more than just a job and he's a true advocate for inclusive design and raising awareness of web accessibility.

His passion and infectious enthusiasm truly comes across during his training when he'll teach you practical skills for implementing accessibility within your organisation.

Some of our thoughts on web accessibility...

Visual design and colour accessibility

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About the day

Duration

Courses start at 10am and finish at 4.30-5pm.

Food

Breakfast, lunch and cakes, all from the amazing PAUL's bakery plus as much fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruit as you like. Oh, and unlimited Prosecco at the end of the day.

Class size

No more than 10 participants - enough so you have other people to learn from but not too many that you're lost in the crowd.

What to bring

You'll need a laptop with a few programs on it, which we'll tell you about when you book. Once you've booked, let us know if you don't have a laptop (or can't install the programs) and we can lend you one of ours.

Why learn with us?

  • 20

    interactive courses, all designed so you return to the office and get going with your new skills

  • 10k

    Webcredible alumni that you'll join, not forgetting continued support from your trainers

  • 20+

    countries across Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Asia so be part of our international family

Webcredible helps businesses innovate, transform and succeed in a digital world.

We carry out research with your customers and then design products, services and ways of working based around their needs.

Our training academy can help you do the same.

  • Venue: Purpose built for hands-on learning

  • Refreshments: Get very well fed whilst you're here

  • Community: Meet like-minded people

  • Hands-on: Activity-based learning

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