Accessibility on a Shoestring: Accessibility for smaller organisations

Break barriers, not the bank: learn about achievable accessibility solutions for small organisations with limited resources and budgets.

Why you should attend

For small businesses and charities, lack of staff time, budget and knowledge can make it hard to know where to start with accessibility.

This session, aimed at organisations of around 20 staff or fewer, covers the basic principles of digital accessibility, and shows how you can make the most impact with limited resources.

It looks at things to consider when making procurement decisions and choosing products, creating accessible content on your website, social media posts and documents, and highlights how to test with real users, and how to manage and fund accessibility, as well as free tools and resources.

Who will benefit from this training?

Anyone in a small organisation with responsibility for websites, social media, documents or internal policy such as:

  • Communications officers
  • Website managers
  • Content editors
  • Digital officers
  • General managers and chief executives

Level of training: Suitable for all levels of knowledge

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value in the year ahead, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on 2024 AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 


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Book Now: Next date to be confirmed 2024

  • 13:00 - 14:30 GMT


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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What you will learn

  • Procurement

  • Accessible content

  • Usability testing on a shoestring

  • Finance and management

"Very insightful and informative."  
"The explanation of the various screen readers and how to test using them will help me more effectively spot accessibility issues in content."
“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 - Jess Cahill

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Jess Cahill is an Accessibility & Usability Consultant with AbilityNet. Her professional background includes web product and project roles, content design and UX research, in both charity and private sectors, including in the disability field.  She also volunteers on the Missing Maps project, a humanitarian mapping project which aims to put vulnerable parts of the world on the map.

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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Next date TBC
13:00 to 14:30 GMT

 

Location

Online via Zoom

Accessibility

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

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