Accessibility for developers

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

Date and time

  • Thursday 6, 13 and 20 February 2020
  • 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

NOTE: this is a three-part course - if you are unable to attend a session we will supply the recording

Online training

  • 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

An estimated 1 in 5 people in the UK have some kind of access need which may affect their ability to use digital services. As well as the social value of meeting their needs, and the legal risks if you ignore them, many businesses are losing out due to poor accessibility and lack of inclusive design considerations.

Our training helps your team deliver accessible and inclusive products and services first time, every time, by embedding best practice in your processes and offering valuable insights to every member of your teams.

We'll show you some of the most common reasons that an app or website will fail the standard accessibility tests, and we'll also show you how to avoid them.

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

Who is this training for

This course is ideal for web and front end developers with any level of experience.

The sessions will include a range of advice and tips which can be used in all environments and includes web and app development.

What will be covered

Attendees will learn accessibility topics including:

  • Key techniques for development
  • Common accessibility issues caused by JavaScript coding
  • Developing accessible modal windows
  • Progressive enhancement
  • WAI-ARIA and developing custom widgets

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

Other AbilityNet training

We run affordable training courses for digital specialists in a range of roles. 

Why train with us?

68% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent’ in 2019

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019
 

“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 our trainers

Profile photo of Joe Chidzik, smiling facing the camera

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.