Introduction to Website Accessibility
September 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Many people have difficulty understanding the website accessibility requirements under the AODA. This webinar 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, as well as anyone who oversees the work of such staff. 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 webinar, 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 2.1- the newly updated website accessibility standard*
*Web developers who would like specific details of the changes to WCAG, join our October 15th “New in Website Accessibility – WCAG 2.1” webinar.
Maximizing the Value of these Webinars
Registration entitles you to one Internet connection and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room. Tap into your training budget. Ask your HR group or manager to underwrite the webinar as part of your organization’s ongoing staff development effort.
INCLUDED IN THE WEBINAR:
Accommodations available upon request.