Accessibility training designed for people in dedicated web content roles: web writers, editors, publishers and content managers.
Whether you do this training online or face-to-face you’ll get:
- printed booklet of detailed workshop notes
- electronic presentation materials, including all of the examples we use during the training
- extensive supporting articles and materials online.
Comprehensive course content
The course has 6 content modules (some are combined in the webinar version). Most provide a detailed discussion of relevant WCAG 2.0 guidelines, including sufficient and advisory techniques, and documented failures. You’ll learn how to check the accessibility of your content and make improvements.
- About accessibility, covering:
- disabilities that can affect how people use the web
- barriers to accessibility and the use of assistive technologies and workarounds
- law and policy in Australia
- an overview of the documents and structure of WCAG 2.0.
- Written content, covering the following guidelines:
- 1.3.3 Sensory characteristics
- 3.1.2 Language of parts.
- Structure and formatting, covering the following guidelines:
- 1.3.1 Info and relationships
- 2.4.6 Headings and labels.
- Navigation, covering the following guidelines:
- 2.4.2 Page titled
- 2.4.4 Link purpose.
- Images, covering the following guidelines:
- 1.1.1 Non-text content
- 1.4.1 Use of colour
- 1.4.3 Contrast
- 1.4.5 Images of text
- 2.3.1 Three flashes or below threshold
- 3.2.4 Consistent identification.
- Content formats other than HTML, covering:
- accessibility supported technologies
- PDF and other document formats
- pre-recorded audio and video.
Dey Alexander has over 20 years web experience. She’s consulted to a wide range of organisations and worked on numerous web projects. Dey offers this course as part of Vision Australia’s digital accessibility training program.
Comments from past participants
- This workshop really hit the nail on the head for me. I’ve tried to read the WCAG guidelines, but they’re really overwhelming. Nice to have someone explain it all.
- Essential information for any web writer or content owner. Should be a requirement of any web writing role to attend this course.
- Very good coverage of the most important things for writers. I learnt a lot.
- This explained the WCAG requirements and how to meet them in an easy to understand way. I’d recommend this highly to people trying to understand a complex issue.
- WCAG 2.0 has been reviewed and digested for me. Saved me a lot of time and brought me up to speed.
- I really enjoyed this workshop and will definitely use what I learnt in my work.
- Examples were great. Notes and handouts were great.
- I’d love to be able to have the whole university community attend this workshop.
- Really helped me to navigate WCAG and identify what was important to my role as a writer/editor.
- I got a lot out of this workshop including demystifying of the WCAG 2.0 documents and how to use them in a meaningful way.