Accessibility for developers - JavaScript and SPA Considerations

An introduction to the key aspects of web accessibility and inclusive design, relevant to web developers using modern JavaScript frameworks.

Why you should attend

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

  • Use JavaScript in an accessible way, avoiding common mistakes
  • Deploy SPAs accessibly
  • Manage focus and announcements in a way that doesn't disorient users

Who will benefit from this training?

This course is primarily aimed at front-end developers, but may also be of interest to those wishing to better understand how certain design considerations may impact the overall development,including:

  • Designers
  • Managers

Level of training: Advanced. You will require knowledge of accessibility standards, coding, and testing techniques.

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

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. 

Book your training bundle

Book Now: Thursday 15 August 2024

  • 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

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:

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Course Overview

Starting with the impact vanilla JavaScript can have on accessibility, we then focus on the modern Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), looking at how to deploy Single Page Applications (SPAs) accessibly, how to tame focus and manage change announcements.

By thinking about accessibility and inclusion from the start you can prevent costly fixes at the end of a project, and also improve the user experience for everyone, not just your disabled customers.

What you will learn 

  • JavaScript and common accessibility issues
  • Event Handling
  • Native vs Custom Controls
  • Progressive Enhancement
  • Managing change and focus within SPAs
“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 - Alice Taylor

Image of Alice Taylor, trainer for AbilityNet

Alice Taylor joined AbilityNet after spending five years working as a Front End Developer in a range of digital agencies.

As a senior accessibility consultant in our Accessibility Services Team, Alice provides in-depth auditing of web/mobile websites and applications, and carries out design, wireframe and specialist assistive technology reviews, for a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors.

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

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Thursday 15 August 2024
13:00 to 14:30 BST




Online via Zoom


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

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