Accessibility for designers

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

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.

For a taster of what you'll learn in the course, here's a clip from a recording of the course in which Matt Fellion, Accessibility Consultant at AbilityNet, shares the requirements of web orientation for accessibility:

Who will benefit from this training?

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

Level of training: Intermediate.

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on 2023 AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

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Book now: Wednesday 14 February 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 the recording after the event, but you may wish to just buy a recording of the course on demand from when it last took place:

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Course overview

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

What you will learn

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.

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.)

"As a national charity, it’s vital that we reach as many people as possible. AbilityNet’s training courses are clear, modern, understandable, and supports us in reaching our goal of becoming more accessible. It is obvious that AbilityNet is driven by passion and dedication to accessibility – and that is infectious." - Ellie Lundberg, Women’s Aid
"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 - Elina Ventere

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Elina is an Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet. Her role includes carrying out design reviews, accessibility audits, user testing and providing in-depth consultancy to organisations on web accessibility and usability.

Her background includes digital content creation and UX consultancy to organisations. She is accredited with the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) qualification and the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Credential, both of which are awarded by the IAAP. 

She is also passionate about cinema and photography.

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:

Wednesday 14 February 2024
13:00 to 14:30 GMT



Online via Zoom


  • Delivered with live captions
  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript

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