Introduction to DIY accessibility testing

Learn how to use manual and automated accessibility testing tools, and about testing with disabled users

Date and time

Thursday 30 April 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30 BST

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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Why you should attend

Learning how to do your own basic accessibility testing has many benefits. Not only does it help you create accessible products and services, it can help you with developing a digital accessibility strategy, embed accessibility within your development cycle or improve procurement decisions. Knowing how to complete a few simple tests can give you reassurance that you are making accessibility improvements and focusing your resources in the right areas. 

Who is this training for

  • Product owners / managers in development environments

  • Developers 


May also be of interest to:

  • Testers

  • Designers

  • Content creators

  • Managers (at an organisational level)

  • Trainers / Teachers / Academics
  

Attendees will need to have some general knowledge of accessibility and this course will focus on how these can be applied. You will not need to be familiar with coding techniques.

You may also wish to attend our follow-up course 'Understanding accessibility evaluations and testing results' on Thursday 14 May 2020.

What will be covered

In this course you will be introduced to free accessibility tools and basic manual tests. At the end of the course you will be able to

  •  undertake simple accessibility checks and understand the limitations of basic checks
  •  select and use appropriate accessibility checkers to support your testing
  •  identify accessibility issues and understand some approaches to prioritising issues

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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

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 one of our trainers

Joe Chidzik

Joe Chidzik is an Accessibility and Usability Consultant with over 15 years of experience. 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.

Joe manages a small team of accessibility consultants in delivering accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in accessibility of agile projects, particularly app development.

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 and run workshops.