Creating accessible graphics and social content

Find out how to ensure your data is available in accessible formats

Date and time

Thursday 8 October 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30 BST

Location

Online - 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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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.

Why you should attend

An estimated 1 in 5 people in the UK have access needs and companies are losing out on business due to poor accessibility and lack of inclusive design considerations. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all. Working together we will help you to ensure you have accessible products and services first time, every time. Accessibility needs to be an organisation-wide effort – an accessible website but inaccessible graphics and social media content is not desirable. A few small accessibility changes can ensure that content is able to reach the widest number of people possible. 

Who is this training for

This course is aimed at designers and content creators to allow them to create accessible graphics and images and leverage accessibility functionality of social media to present content. 

Additionally, anyone who may be creating content of a graphical nature, such as those in product owner and managerial positions would benefit from the best practice highlighted in the course.

What will be covered

This course looks at the creation of accessible images and graphics and social media content across the three main social media channels - Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The course will cover:

  • Creating accessible graphics
  • Creating accessible graphs and SVG graphics
  • Why accessibility is important for social media
  • Social media accessibility considerations including accessible language, hashtags and URLs

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

Why train with us?

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

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.)

What our previous attendees say

"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 our trainer

Daniel Mclaughlan

Daniel Mclaughlan is an Accessibility and Usability Consultant with an undergraduate degree in Computer Games Design and a previous career in private and public sector recruitment. Having recently studied Human-Computer Interaction at Masters level (Postgraduate Diploma pending), his role at AbilityNet allows him to put inclusive design theory into practice. 

As a member of the Accessibility Services team, Daniel helps a range of private and public sector clients to put people first in their products and services by providing detailed audits of apps and websites, conducting user testing sessions and delivering bespoke training.
 
He is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), having successfully obtained both the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) qualifications.

Daniel also volunteers with Kith & Kids, a charity for young people with autism and learning disabilities, and has a Level 1 certificate in British Sign Language.

About our training team

Our trainers have decades of experience between them. They deliver accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in the accessibility of enterprise-level agile projects. They regularly champion accessibility at conferences, lead webinars, and run workshops.