Web accessibility workshop for content authors

Updated 29/6/17

This event is now full. If you missed out or you couldn't make it on the 18th, don't worry. Add your name to the waitlist using the Register link at the bottom. We'll collect names and email and organise another one soon.


After a lot of requests to run one in Wellington, the Department of Internal Affairs is holding a free workshop on web accessibility for content authors on 18 July 2017.

Space is limited, so please register below if you plan to attend. If you do register for the event, but then can't make it, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone else.

Web accessibility for content authors

Facilitator: Katherine Barcham, Content Designer, Department of Internal Affairs

Note: This workshop is open to central and local government employees.

Learn about common web content accessibility problems, whom they affect and how, and get some practical ways to identify and fix them. Everyone who uses your site will benefit from your new insights.

You’ll learn, among other things, about:

  • semantic structure
  • link text
  • image text alternatives
  • video captions and transcripts

Hands-on

Bring a laptop if you want a chance to apply what you learn. It will save time if you’ve already got Chrome installed with the Web Developer extension.

When and where

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Place: Poutama Ruma, Archives NZ, Mulgrave St.

Sounds interesting?

Register for Web accessibility for content authors

4 comments

  1. Comment #1. Niamh:

    Really great talk, thanks so much. The content was informative and very useful. Wish I could have brought all our subject matter experts in to hear this!

  2. Comment #2. Katherine Barcham

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, Niamh and thanks for coming along. We had a really great crowd and it was lovely to get such a great discussion going.

    On a side note, I’m organising another one in Wellington because we had so many people miss out on attending this one. I’ll advertise it once we have a date.

  3. Comment #3. Matthew Shore:

    Hey great talk, really useful 🙂 You mentioned that you would publish the slides. Have you done that yet? There were a few good (and bad) examples that I wanted show people here at DOC. Plenty of people here wanting to attend the next one, whenever that may be 🙂

  4. Comment #4. Katherine Barcham

    Hi Matthew
    I emailed the attendees with a link to the slides on Tuesday night. It should have gone to whatever email address you used to register.
    As for the next workshop, you have great timing. I’m organising the next one right now. There’ll be a blog post coming out shortly with all the information.

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