Accessibility Testing Training

Web accessibility techniques and testing

Objectives

Renowned for its comprehensive approach to technical accessibility, this highly popular course will benefit anyone working in the digital space.

We’ll use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and principles of Inclusive Design as a foundation from which to build the technical skills you need to succeed as a professional in the modern web industry.

You’ll learn how to test for accessibility issues within a website or web application and practical techniques to resolve them. We’ll demonstrate design and code solutions you can implement to achieve WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance, as well as additional usability and accessibility best practices gathered through our own research and user testing across various disability groups.

Interactive exercises and examples from websites are used throughout the day to help deliver the learning outcomes. The extensive experience of our trainers ensures they can respond to the specific requirements and questions of each group.

NEW! Take-home self-assessment module

Put your skills into practice after the course with a new self-assessment module. You’ll get access to a custom-built website specially designed to support what you’ve learned. Use the site to work through a series of questions and tasks that test your ability to identify and resolve online accessibility issues. The selfassessment exercises will give you the opportunity to:

         Practice using the Web Accessibility Toolbar and other testing tools demonstrated during the course.

         Develop your code inspection skills in HTML, CSS and Javascript. Apply your knowledge of accessibility and          inclusive design by reviewing a live website.

Evaluate your success using comprehensive answers we supply.

Formulated by our experts, and equivalent to about 3.5 hours of independent study, this valuable take-home resource will ensure you can confidently apply your new skills in the real world.

Audience

This workshop is targeted at people involved in the design, development or maintenance of websites:

  • • Web developers
  • • Web designers
  • • Content managers
  • • Project managers
  • • Business analysts

Attendees will gain the most if they have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Key Content Areas

  • WCAG 2.0 principles and structure
  • Legal requirements
  • How people with disabilities access the web
  • Techniques for desktop, mobile and responsive design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, ARIA)

  •          Mobile sites and apps
  •          Navigation
  •          Language
  •          Data tables
  •          Scripting
  •          HTML

Testing tools and approaches