Introduction to Website Accessibility
September 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Many people have difficulty understanding what is meant by ‘website accessibility’ and how this is achieved. This webinar will give you an understanding of how people with various disabilities access your website and how websites can be made accessible. You 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 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, Marketing Managers, Administrative Assistants.
What You Will Walk Away With:
At the end of this webinar, participants will have an understanding of:
- Website accessibility and factors that create barriers
- How people will disabilities use assistive technologies to navigate the internet
- How web accessibility can improve your products and services
- The international standards for website accessibility (WCAG 2.1)
Optional Webinar Recordings: Participants have the option of purchasing access to the webinar recording for 7 days following the live event.
INCLUDED IN THE WEBINAR:
Accommodations available upon request.