Web Accessibility - WCAG 2.0 Training

Web accessibility is the degree by which people with disabilities can access and use your web content. It consists of principles and techniques practised by web designers and developers as they design and build websites. Although web accessibility benefits people with disabilities, it also gives people without disabilities a better browsing experience.

About the course

Web accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. It is also a characteristic of a good website and with the proper knowledge and tools, is easy to implement. Most importantly, everyone - regardless of ability - can benefit from it.

This course will help you understand web accessibility and the techniques to make your web content accessible.  Includes information about WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and ways to test for and achieve level AA compliance within your websites.

Let us help you learn about web accessibility in a friendly environment where questions and observations are most welcome.

Course content

  • Introduction
    • Definition of WCAG 2.0
    • Conformance Levels
  • Perceivable
    • Non-text content

    • Semantic elements

    • Reading sequence

    • Sensory characteristics

    • Colour contrast and use of colour

    • Controls for audio content

    • Text sizing

  • Operable
    • Keyboard accessibility
    • Time limit for sessions
    • Flashing content
    • Repetitive content blocks
    • Page titles, headings and labels
    • Page navigation
    • Link text
  • Understandable
    • Language of pages
    • Elements of pages
    • Navigation
    • Labelling and instructions
    • Forms
  • Robust
    • HTML markup
    • Custom built components
  • Testing of selected pages
    • Attendees will test a number of pages, identify issues, and provide recommendations

Note: These are the topics normally covered but might alter slightly depending on the needs of the attendees.

Audience and prerequisites

Anyone who is interested in accessibility or has the requirements to ensure a website is AA compliant.

A basic understanding of the web (elements, controls, content types) is required

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