Accessibility for designers

An introduction to the key aspects of web accessibility and inclusive design, relevant to web designers

Date and time

Thursday 11 November - 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

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Location

  • Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

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Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

If the date for this training has now passed, the recording, when ready, will be available to purchase below. Alternatively, you can join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

If you have any issues making your booking, and/or if you have any questions please email training@abilitynet.org.uk

Why you should attend

AbilityNet's vision is a digital world accessible to all, and our training will help you build accessible products and services first time, every time. An estimated 1 in 5 people in the UK have access needs and many businesses are losing customers due to poor digital accessibility and lack of inclusive design. 
 
The best way to build accessible products and services is to think about it from the start of every project.
 
In this course you will be introduced to how designers can influence accessibility. We will introduce you to how taking an inclusive design approach can mitigate potential accessibility issues and ensure accessibility is built into your designs from day 1. We will look at how the design of colour, layout, and controls influences digital accessibility and demonstrate how to include accessibility within your documentation and requirements.
 
You'll still be free to use your creativity to build a great user experience, but you'll also find that many of the concepts of ‘good design’ will improve the user experience online for everyone, not only disabled people.

Who is this training for

The course is for web designers, UX specialists and anyone else who spends their time designing apps, websites and other digital services.

What will be covered

Attendees will learn accessibility topics including:

  • Responsible layouts
  • Navigation design and reading order
  • Use of colour and
  • Colour contrast for text and non-text elements
  • Icons and visual affordances
  • Designing for touch and keyboard interactions

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise how responsive design and flexible layouts are important for accessibility.
  • Explain how your designs and styles can be more accessible by selecting accessible colour pallets and designing clear visual affordances.
  • Identify when moving and interactive content needs additional controls for accessibility.

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Important information

Class size

  • We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

What to bring

  • You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019

Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What previous attendees say

"Very insightful and informative."  
"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 
“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”


Meet our trainer

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Jack Baker is an Accessibility & Usability Consultant at AbilityNet, where he has worked for four years.

He is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), meaning he has successfully passed both the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) exams. He also holds degrees in both Psychology and Computer Science.
His role involves providing in-depth consultancy to a wide range of organisations on web and mobile accessibility. This includes carrying out accessibility audits, design reviews, and diverse user testing.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, trying to play the piano, and losing at chess.

About our training team

Our trainers have decades of experience between them. They deliver accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in the accessibility of enterprise-level agile projects. They regularly champion accessibility at conferences, lead webinars, and run workshops.