Accessibility for developers

An introduction to the key aspects of web accessibility and inclusive design, relevant to web developers

Date and time

  • Thursday 6, 13 and 20 February 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

Please note, the date for this course has now passed - but you can join the waiting list below and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

Location

  • Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

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Why you should attend

An estimated 1 in 5 people in the UK have some kind of access need which may affect their ability to use digital services. As well as the social value of meeting their needs, and the legal risks if you ignore them, many businesses are losing out due to poor accessibility and lack of inclusive design considerations.

Our training helps your team deliver accessible and inclusive products and services first time, every time, by embedding best practice in your processes and offering valuable insights to every member of your teams.

We'll show you some of the most common reasons that an app or website will fail the standard accessibility tests, and we'll also show you how to avoid them.

By thinking about accessibility and inclusion from the start you can prevent costly fixes at the end of a project, and also improve the user experience for everyone, not just your disabled customers.

Who is this training for

This course is ideal for web and front end developers with any level of experience.

The sessions will include a range of advice and tips which can be used in all environments and includes web and app development.

What will be covered

Attendees will learn accessibility topics including:

  • Key techniques for development
  • Common accessibility issues caused by JavaScript coding including custom components
  • Developing accessible modal windows/ accordions
  • Progressive enhancement
  • WAI-ARIA and developing custom widgets

Important information

Class size

  • We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

What to bring

  • You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

 

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019
 

“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”

Meet our trainer

Image of Alice Taylor, trainer for AbilityNet

Alice Taylor joined AbilityNet after spending five years working as a Front End Developer in a range of digital agencies.

As a senior accessibility consultant in our Accessibility Services Team, Alice provides in-depth auditing of web/mobile websites and applications, and carries out design, wireframe and specialist assistive technology reviews, for a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors.