Introduction to Digital Accessibility << FREE

Get the lowdown on the basics of digital accessibility to see what changes you need to make

Why you should attend

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the advantages of embedding digital accessibility within products and services;
  • Define the POUR principles of digital accessibility;
  • Explain why the social model of disability fits with UK and European accessibility and equality legislation and how this underpins the principles of digital accessibility.

Who will benefit from this training?

This training is suitable for anyone interested in digital accessibility who is new to the field, including:

  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Designers
  • Content creators
  • Product owners / managers in development environments
  • Managers (at an organisational level)
  • Trainers / Teachers / Academics

Level of training: Introductory. No prior accessibility knowledge required.

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This particular 'Introduction to Digital Accessibility' course is free to all, but we have a range of other training courses that you can buy.
To help you get even better value, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on 2023 AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

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Book Now: Thursday 14 December 2023

We plan to release tickets for this event over time to ensure everyone has a fair chance of attending - so please join the waiting list even if the event appears to be sold-out.

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 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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Course Overview

This course will help make your digital products and services accessible for all, improving the experience for all users, as well as ensuring that individuals with disabilities can gain equal access.

Learning about digital accessibility can be daunting when faced with an array of legal, technical and medical guidance.

What you will learn

  • The legal, moral and commercial case for ensuring websites, apps and documents are accessible to all;
  • How people with disabilities use assistive technology or customise their experience in order to access digital products and services;
  • Introduction to the principles of digital accessibility and the international standards used to assess if content will be accessible to all users.

If you are new to the field of digital accessibility, we recommend you attend this course to familiarise yourself with these general principles first.

This course can also act as an introduction to accessibility for people considering studying for the IAAP CPACC qualification.

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.)


"Thoroughly enjoying the latest AbilityNet Introduction to Digital Accessibility session being hosted by Jessica Cahill. Fantastic simple explanations to high level WCAG standards and very well presented. It’s a MUST see on the replay." - Chris Holloway, PwC
"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 your trainer - Jamie Gaskell 

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Jamie is an Accessibility & Usability Consultant at AbilityNet.      

Working in the role for a year and volunteering with AbilityNet for a further 3 years.  

He is a certified professional and web accessibility with the International Association of Accessibility, professionals, meaning.      

He has successfully passed with the certified professional inaccessibility, core competencies, and the web accessibility specialist exams. He also holds a degree in geography.   

His role involves providing in-depth consultancy to a wide range of organizations on the web and mobile accessibility. This includes carrying out accessibility, audits, design reviews and diverse user testing.  

In his spare time to enjoy volunteering with AbilityNet providing IT support for older and disabled people, hillwalking and video games.

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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Thursday 14 December 2023
13:00 to 14:30 GMT

Wednesday 24 January 2024
15:00 to 16:30 GMT

Thursday 4 April 2024
10:00 to 11:30 GMT


Online via Zoom


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

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