Workshop with Accessibility Canada: How to Create and Maintain an Accessible Website

Date:   February 11th, 2020 (9:30am- 4:30pm)
Workshop Fee: $600 per person.

Strategies for Web Accessibility (Morning)

The morning session 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) 2.1, the AODA requirements for website accessibility, and how to achieve WCAG 2.1 conformance. The session will also cover a list of practical tools for assessing and implementing web accessibility. Knowledge of HTML is required.

Prerequisite: Some basic knowledge of HTML is required for this course.

Topics covered include:

  • WCAG 2.1: In-depth overview of Guidelines and Techniques
  • WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria: how to achieve conformance
  • Tool support for WCAG 2.1
  • Additional guidance and tips

Take Away:  Participants will be given a handout listing website accessibility resources and references.

How to Evaluate Your Website’s Accessibility (Afternoon)

The afternoon session will give participants the knowledge and tools required to gauge the accessibility of web content. The session will take an applied look at Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) by explaining how to assess and implement each web accessibility success-criterion. The workshop includes a hands-on exercise where participants will get a chance to review a website or document against WCAG 2.0.

Learning outcomes

By completing this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain an in depth understanding of WCAG 2.0 Principles, Guidelines and Success Criteria from a testing perspective
  • Be able to identify testable criteria for web accessibility
  • Use testing methods such as operating a site with a screen reader and testing for alternative control navigation
  • Become familiar with testing tools and resources

Prerequisites: Some basic knowledge of HTML is required for this course.

What to Bring: Laptop computers and headphones are needed in order to participate in the hands-on exercise.

Take Away: Participants will be given a digital website accessibility audit checklist and list of testing tools.

About the Presenting Organization

Accessibility Services Canada (AccessibilityCanada.ca) is a training and development organization that helps nonprofits, businesses and local governments to understand and comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). A trusted and respected provider of training and consultation, Accessibility Services Canada brings solutions to your organization’s needs – whether it is risk mitigation, complex multi-year strategies, barrier identification, web accessibility audits, document conversion, or ongoing training requirements.

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