Introduction to Web Accessibility

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

The world can be at your fingertips at the click of a mouse, but what if you couldn't use a mouse or see the screen? Believe it or not, the internet and all its capabilities is the best thing that has ever happened to people with disabilities (whether they be vision, hearing, motor or cognitive) and these people make up about 20% of the Australian population!

In this 3 hour class, you'll dive into the world of web accessibility, discovering the frustrations those who have a disability experience. Accessibility doesn't necessarily mean you need to eliminate creativity altogether. Get your head around those dreaded WGAC2.0 guidelines, learn how you can consider their user experience and understand what you need to do to achieve compliancy in your website.

Who should attend:

  • Web developers
  • Web managers
  • Web designers
  • Testers and web auditors
  • Usability specialists
  • Content managers / copy writers

Takeaways

  • Consider the user experience of people with disabilities and learn what you can do to make your sites easier to access
  • Get your head around the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, so they actually make sense!
  • Understand how to apply this knowledge to websites and applications that require A, AA, and AAA compliancy
  • Get the essentials needed to conduct accessibility audits
  • Start using these skills immediately!

Prereqs & Preparation

Basic understanding of web in areas of project management, design or tech.

PREP: Download ChromeVox screen-reader Chrome Browser Plugin (and disable it in the settings, so it doesn't frustrate you while waiting for this class). Bring a laptop and a set of earphones.

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