Introduction to Website Accessibility
January 1, 2023 - January 1, 2053$97.00
Many people have difficulty understanding what is meant by ‘website accessibility’ and how this is achieved. This 60-minute 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.
“The course did a great job of opening up the idea of why accessibility is important; for me personality I often tout the idea of digital accessibility but struggle with defining and working around it so having it first relayed to something physical, then how that can impact digital spaces was eye opening.”
Who should view 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.
“Great webinar on the difference types of the accessibility and options to interact. I knew of some of these but to hear about all of them, and how they can affect everyone, was very insightful. We often think of ways we can include everyone but, by doing that, we may also exclude others. This webinar has a wealth of knowledge that was presented with examples to show how we need to be better.”
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)
“This was a great intro. I learned new things even though I already knew a bit about accessibility.”
“Clear, easy to understand and a good pace. I loved the examples. Perfect for anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals or get a refresher.”
“Great session with some interesting ways to look at how assistive tech has helped us grow.”
Recorded September 2023.