Accessible translation and localisation

Understand the challenges and pitfalls associated with translating websites and apps

Why you should attend

At the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the principles for translating websites and apps with accessibility in mind.
  • Have a robust understanding of the challenges and pitfalls associated with translating websites and apps, and the most common issues that AbilityNet comes across
  • Know how to test websites that exist in multiple languages effectively

Who is this training for?

  • Content Authors

  • Translators 

  • Project Leads

  • Testers

Level of training: Intermediate. You will need some basics awareness of accessibility, such as images and alternative text, components and accessible names, and navigating pages with a keyboard.

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. 

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Book now: Available on demand as a recording, or for in-house group booking

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 a recording of the course on demand:

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Course overview

In this course, you will be introduced to the key considerations when translating and localising websites and mobile apps with accessibility in mind. This will include common pitfalls, such as not translating alt attributes, techniques that can be used to avoid these pitfalls, and testing methodologies. 

What you will learn

The training will include left-to-right languages (such as English) and right-to-left languages (such as Arabic), as well as the unique requirements of certain languages, such as Chinese. 

Examples will be taken from multi-language websites, such as universities with English and Welsh websites, as well as international brands. 

The course will end with signposting you to best-in-class resources and events, where you can dive deeper into translation and localisation, and become a subject matter expert.

"Really brilliant session. Made me rethink my practice and go away buzzing with ideas."

"Many thanks, really useful session"

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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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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