Strategies for Website Accessibility
February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
- Centre for Social Innovation (Regent Park)
- 585 Dundas St East, 3rd floor
This workshop provides a technical explanation of how to create accessible web content. Web developers will come away with a deep understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, the AODA requirements for website accessibility, and how to achieve WCAG 2.0 conformance. The session will also cover a list of practical tools for assessing and implementing web accessibility. Knowledge of HTML is required.
Note: This workshop is ideal for those who have already taken Introduction to Web and Digital Accessibility, or those who already have some familiarity with digital accessibility concepts.
Topics covered include:
- WCAG 2.0: In-depth overview of Guidelines and Techniques
- WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria: how to achieve conformance
- Overview of approaches to accessibility evaluation
- Tool support for WCAG 2.0
- Additional guidance and tips
Participants will be given a handout listing website accessibility testing tools and other key references.
Interactive discussions and examples. A great workshop!
Knowledgeable presenter who gave specific mark-up examples and was able to answer questions.
I really liked the identification of tools and techniques for testing conformance.
Great practical advice! Easy to understand concepts.
The de-mystifiying of WCAG was very helpful!
Just right for getting the basics. Perfect length and content.
Prerequisite: Some basic knowledge of HTML is required for this course. If you are not familiar with HTML, we recommend taking the free interactive online course on HTML offered by CodeAcademy. Specifically, the HTML fundamentals and HTML content modules of the Learn HTML & CSS: Part 1 course. https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-html-css
I really liked the amount of content covered and the use of visual examples to see how the content relates to real, live websites.
The workshop opened my eyes to the importance of accessibility issues.