Introduction to Website Accessibility
November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Many people have difficulty understanding the website accessibility requirements under the AODA. This workshop will give you a understanding of how websites can be made accessible. Participants will learn about the background and theory of website accessibility, how accessibility effects visitors to your site, and what changes you can immediately make to increase the accessibility of your website.
1 in 7 people in Ontario currently have a disability and this is expected to rise to 1 in 5 by 2036 as the population ages. By having an accessible website, you are including people with disabilities – whether they be clients, employees, or the public. By understanding accessibility issues and the strategies to tackle them, your organization can communicate more effectively while complying with legal and moral responsibilities.
Who should attend this webinar
Anyone who is responsible for website design and development, content creation, and content posting. This includes all Executive Directors/CEOs, Communication Managers, Document Creators, Communication or Accessibility Coordinators, Website Content Managers, Website Developers, Marketing Managers, Administrative Assistants.
What You Will Walk Away With:
At the end of this workshop, participants will have a understanding of:
- Website accessibility and factors that create barriers
- How to overcome digital accessibility barriers
- How people will disabilities use assistive technologies to navigate the internet
- How how web accessibility impacts organizations
- WCAG 2.0’s principles and guidelines
This workshop complements, and is suggested prior to, the “How to Create an Accessible Website” workshop being the same day from 1-4pm.
The workshop covered a lot of information I was not aware of. Very informative!
Really helpful – videos and screen reader demo.
Great explanation of the experience of real users – what tools they use and expect.
INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:
Accommodations available upon request.