Staff from private sector IT companies, in particular those delivering web design and development services, are invited to attend a free training session on web accessibility.
The 2014 Web Standards Self-Assessments indicated significant variability in government agencies and commercial web vendors’ knowledge, commitment and expertise with regard to web accessibility. Both agencies and vendors need more accessibility guidance and training.
As part of the Department of Internal Affairs' ongoing plans to help vendors improve their delivery of accessible web content, design, and development services to government, I'll be giving two free presentations on web accessibility.
Presentations for vendorsThe same presentation will be held in Auckland and Wellington.
The presentation is divided into two 1hr sessions. The first session is a general introduction to web accessibility, the what and why. It will answer questions such as:
- What is web accessibility?
- How do people with disabilities browse the web?
- Why is it important?
- What’s required?
In the second hour we'll discuss web technologies, how they work, and what web teams can do to enable access for people with disabilities. Specific topics include:
- HTML, browsers, accessibility APIs, assistive technologies
- WCAG 2.0
- Accessibility for web and native apps
- Embedding accessibility in your work
Programme9.30 – 10.30am: Introduction to web accessibility 10.30 – 11:00am: Morning tea 11.00 – 12.00pm: Making accessibility work
Space is limited so please RSVP online for one of the presentations below.