Creating accessible graphics and social content

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

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  • 13:00 to 14:30 GMT
  • Thursday 2 December 2021

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.

If the date for this training has now passed, the recording, when ready, will be available to purchase below. Alternatively, you can join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

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Length of course: 1.5 hours

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.

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

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 a Senior Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet.

His role includes carrying out design reviews, accessibility audits, user testing and providing in-depth consultancy to organisations on web accessibility and usability.

His professional background includes delivering recruitment consultancy for public and private sector multi-disciplinary organisations.

He is accredited with the Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) qualification awarded by IAAP, holds a BA Computer Games Design from the University of East London, and a PGDip in Human-Computer Interaction from City University.

Daniel also enjoys hiking and growing vegetables on his allotment.

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.