Accessibility Champions

  • 6 to 12 months
  • Laptop required
  • Bespoke price on application
  • 10-20 Champions

A comprehensive programme for key staff who you want to become digital accessibility advocates across your organisation. Via a face-to-face or Zoom session each month, for 6 to 12 months, with optional mentoring, this delivers training and support for implementing your accessibility strategy across its component parts: responsibility, competence and confidence, suppliers, policies and governance.

The programme delivers a curriculum of key accessibility topics to the Champions-in-training to make them:

  • well-rounded accessibility experts, each with broad knowledge of applying accessibility across job roles, but with a specialism in one area; and
  • informed local accessibility ambassadors, that you can situate broadly across your key programmes to provide strategic accessibility advice to influence and support accessibility across projects

By training your Champions together, it also makes them into an effective self-supporting network.

This programme is currently only available bespoke. Please contact us to discuss how this can help enable you to embed a tier of accessibility management expertise across your organisation to make accessibility stick.

You will learn how to...

Appreciate all technical, strategic and operational aspects of accessibility, through a 6-12 month programme

  • How to become an effective local advocate and advisor for accessibility across different parts of your organisation
  • How to provide strategic advice about accessibility – specifically how to embed it in polices, practices and procedures
  • Become an accredited accessibility auditor, learn hands-on how to test websites against each of the WCAG 2.1 AA criteria and motivate people to fix issues found
  • Optional mentoring and projects between sessions to help you to put the learning into practice

Who is it for?

Suitable for up to 20 passionate people in your organisation, who have the potential to significantly impact the accessibility of your digital products, with the right training and development

Benefits

To you

  • Become accredited as an Accessibility Auditor by Hassell Inclusion Academy
  • Get a broad understanding of all aspects of accessibility, especially strategic aspects which are less commonly understood
  • Learn many of the skills needed for managerial 'Head of Accessibility' roles, from people who have held those positions in multiple organisations

To your organisation

  • Increased effectiveness of each Champion to act as a local accessibility advisor to provide strategic accessibility advice to influence and support accessibility across projects
  • Increased capability for each Champion to perform accessibility audits on websites and mobile apps
  • Creation of an effective self-supporting network of Champions to champion and drive accessibility across your organisation

Prerequisites

Skills

  • There are no prerequisites for attending this programme, other than a passion for accessibility, and general knowledge of your organisation's digital production policies and processes

Tech

  • Laptop required for Zoom and so you can participate in the key training exercises

Meet one of our trainersAbout Jon

Jon has over 15 years’ experience in accessibility and usability, working for a wide range of multinational organisations across the mobile, finance and energy sectors. With a background in Psychology and Information systems, Jon is passionate about enabling everyone to use technology effectively in their day-to-day lives. He creates accessibility solutions that are practical, elegant and human centred. Jon explains accessibility in real-world terms that focus on finding the optimal balance be…

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