1-day accessibility course
To help public sector organisations deal with the WCAG 2.1 accessibility legislation update, we’ve launched our new content accessibility course.
This practical 1-day course gives your content and marketing teams the skills they need to create content that meets the WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
We will cover:
– WCAG 2.1 guidelines
– what it means for your content
– motor, visual, audio, speech, cognitive
– using colour and type alternative formats
– alt text, link text and page structure for a variety of access needs
– media considerations
Please note this course is all about the content. It’s about video, words, images, tables etc. We will not cover:
- code (we cover alternative descriptions, also known as alt attributes, alt desc or alt tags but it is not a coding course)
- visual design
- how to create accessible PDFs (we will give you a reading list to help you)
You will see a variety of tools and techniques that you can use to show colleagues and stakeholders the value of accessibility. We also have a vision kit for you to try on glasses that simulate different conditions.
From January 2020, the Government Digital Service (GDS) will monitor public sector bodies’ compliance. GDS will examine a sample of public sector websites every year. This will include intranets, extranets or any public sector website.
1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. If your site isn’t accessible, you are missing a lot of people.
Check back here for next open course dates.