Web Developers

  • 4 x 3.5 hour sessions via Zoom
  • Laptop required
  • Bespoke price on application
  • Max. 20 attendees

Enable developers to understand the needs and challenges of people with disabilities, and how to apply the latest techniques to create responsive websites that meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG 2.1 AA.

Learn practical web development techniques to ensure websites are fully accessible

The course covers all WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria, and includes an online assessment at the end, to gain formal accreditation for your accessible coding skills from Hassell Inclusion Academy.

The course can be split into Part 1 & Part 2 for your convenience, as it can be difficult for Developers to take time-out from their projects for too long.

You will learn how to...

Build your knowledge of code accessibility through 12 practical modules:

  • Who accessibility benefits, the tools and techniques people who need it use, ​ and a demonstration of key testing tools
  • Signposting content - the importance of semantic HTML
  • Links and buttons
  • Images and media
  • Text and content
  • Introduction to WAI-ARIA
  • Tables
  • Keyboard and gestures
  • Content that updates
  • User input (including forms and error messages, labels, and field autocomplete)
  • Custom controls and widgets
  • Review, accreditation exam and delegate feedback

Who is it for?

Web Developers who want to learn to make the sites they build as accessible as possible, with the minimum of fuss, and the confidence they're using the right techniques needed to code to WCAG 2.1 AA

Benefits

To you

  • Improve your accessible web development skills, learning with your peers, from experts, and developing in-house expertise in the latest standards
  • Develop in-house expertise in the latest web accessibility standards
  • Become accredited as an Accessible Developer by Hassell Inclusion Academy

To your organisation

  • Increased market access and revenue opportunities through coding accessible, compliant sites that allow the fullest access to 20% of the population that are often excluded
  • Reduced risk of legal challenge (legal or regulatory) from site visitors who can't complete tasks on your site
  • Business advantage wherever clients require accessibility, especially in international markets with strict procurement requirements (Europe, USA, Australia)

Prerequisites

Skills

  • Completion of the pre-course learning questionnaire
  • Skills in web development (HTML5, CSS and JavaScript)
  • Desire to learn and discuss code ideas

Tech

  • Bring your own laptop to the session (PC or Mac)

Meet one of our trainersAbout Graham

Graham has over 10 years experience in accessibility and is an experienced website developer and trainer of developers in web and mobile accessibility. With a background in development in large and small organisations, he upskills developers through our developer training, provides embedded accessibility support to help teams avoid and fix accessibility issues, and provides demonstrations of accessibility tools and assistive technologies to enable everyone to understand the user experiences peop…

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