Accessibility for copywriters

Our experts will teach you how to carve great content that's accessible for all audiences

Date and time

Thursday 17 September 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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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.

Why you should attend

Content can have really big impact on accessibility. Sometimes more than people think. For example, do you know if a visitor to your site can see the content? Do you know what barriers your content is presenting for people with hidden or cognitive disabilities? This introduction to key aspects of web accessibility will explain how to make your content useful, readable, and easily understood by the nearly 14% of the UK population living with a disability. 

Who is this training for

The intended audience for this training is website content editors, digital content strategists and authors.

Due to the wide ranging application of accessible writing and creation of content and materials it is also applicable for anyone who would be expected to write and present ideas throughout the development process.

What will be covered

Attendees will learn best practices for accessibility including:

  • Writing meaningful alternative text images and captions and transcripts for media
  • Using accessible language at a suitable reading level
  • Writing in a clear concise way, avoiding acronyms and jargon
  • Using correct pages structure, including headings and heading structure
  • Using correct text formatting, meaningful links and clear instructions

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 our 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.