Accessibility for copywriters

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

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 non-visible 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*. 

See a snippet from a previous session of this training course for a taster of what you could learn:

 

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Who will benefit from this training?

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.

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To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 


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Book Now: Thursday 27 June 2024

  • 13:00-14:30 BST

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.

Attendees of the live training session will receive a Certificate of Attendance to add to their professional development training portfolio.

If you're looking for training for more than 8 people on a single course, please contact us about our great value in-house training options.

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Attendees of the live training will receive a recording of the course. If you are not attending the live training you can buy an existing recording of the course on demand:

Make your content zing with accessibility!

Don't let your content let you down when it comes to accessibility. There are simple things you can do to help avoid creating inaccessible content. Learn the basics and beyond with AbilityNet.

 
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*UK disability statistics: Prevalence and life experiences

What you will learn

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
     
"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 your trainer - Matthew Fellion

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Matt is an accessibility and usability consultant at AbilityNet. His role involves providing in-depth consultancy to a wide range of organisations, including carrying out accessibility audits and usability testing. His background includes web support, he has previously worked in libraries as well as in higher education, as a lecturer specialising in British literature.  

He's completed the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies from the IAAP.  

His interests outside of work include plants and tea

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.

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Date and time

Click on the date below to book your place for a future course:

Thursday 27 June 2024
13:00 to 14:30 BST

 

Location

Online via Zoom

Accessibility

  • Delivered on Zoom using its automated captions feature
  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript provided

More information
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