How to Evaluate Web Content and Digital Document Accessibility
April 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
This hands-on workshop will give participants the knowledge and tools required to gauge the accessibility of web content. The session will cover an in-depth overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), provide information on assessing each success-criterion, and include a hands-on exercise where participants will get a chance to review a website or document against WCAG 2.0 using a three-step approach along with simplified checklists.
Topics covered include:
- WCAG 2.0: Guidelines, Success Criteria and Techniques
- A three step approach to accessibility evaluation
- Tools and resources
- Additional guidance and tips
This workshop is appropriate for Communication Specialists, IT Managers, Web Developers, and Marketing Managers.
Participants will be given a digital website accessibility audit checklist and list of testing tools.
Some basic knowledge of HTML is required for this course. If you are not familiar with HTML, we recommend taking the free interactive online course on HTML offered by CodeAcademy. Specifically, the HTML fundamentals and HTML content modules of the Learn HTML & CSS: Part 1 course. https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-html-css
Laptop computers and headphones are needed in order to participate in the hands-on exercise.
Programs will need to be loaded on to participants’ computers for the exercises. Contact Accessibility Services Canada if you need your IT department to do this ahead of time.
Excellent workshop! Handy checklist and helpful information to understand WCAG 2.0.