Hassell Inclusion Training

If you’re not training your staff in accessibility you’re probably spending too much on accessibility. We’ve found every penny organisations spend on training saves them many more in accessibility audit and fix costs.

At Hassell Inclusion we have trained all roles in digital teams internationally for over 10 years, on-site and remotely – in accessibility awareness, management, practition (development, design etc.) and testing.

We believe that digital accessibility thinking, processes and skills need to be embedded within organisations to empower them to do it right every time. Our role-based training courses help you to deliver just that.

Our courses ensure teams are trained in both WCAG and ISO Standards. As lead authors of ISO 30071-1, we have unrivalled experience in training you to get the best from it.

Our bespoke training is tailored to your organisation and delivered remotely.

Contact us about training

  • Come and join our free monthly webinar. Perfect for anyone looking to learn more or keep their digital accessibility knowledge up to date. Each month we take a different topic and share our experts’ insights on some of the most pertinent accessibility questions of the moment.

  • Enables procurement and outsourcing managers to embed accessibility in the processes, RFPs and contracts for procuring procuring digital tools, and outsourcing aspects of their digital products and marketing campaigns.

  • Enables 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.

  • Introduces accessible design checkpoints in WCAG 2.1 AA and enables designers to know how to apply them creatively in their design work, rather than just learning them in isolation.

  • Enables QA testers to progressively introduce elements of WCAG testing into their work, providing a fully comprehensive training programme for QA testers. It covers the WCAG Success Criteria, including testing with screen readers and on mobile devices.

  • A short workshop to help you build the case for, and put inclusion and accessibility right into the heart of your digital products, understand what it takes to embed this across your organisation, and how to use the benefits of digital accessibility to meet your organisation’s business goals.

  • Provides strategic & practical guidance to enable marketing campaign managers and account managers to manage and assure the accessibility of materials delivered in their campaigns.

  • Enables marketing creatives to understand accessibility principles, and how to design cross-channel campaign materials inclusively across multiple media types (not just the web).

  • Enables those creating E-learning to understand accessibility principles, and how to design & author elements of accessible E-learning (text, images, media, navigation) making best use of accessibility features available in Learning Management Systems and Content Management Systems.

  • Full training (in 2 parts - elementary and advanced) for people wanting to gain accreditation in accessibility auditing of desktop and mobile websites. Provides understanding of all WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria, how to test sites against them efficiently, and how to document findings clearly in audit reports.

  • Enables content authors to understand accessibility principles, and how to author accessible text, images and media, making best use of the accessibility features available in authoring tools, such as Content Management Systems (e.g. AEM), Social Media (e.g. YouTube), and document creation systems (e.g. PDF creation)

  • Enables PDF authors to understand accessibility principles, apply them in their creation of PDFs from Word, Powerpoint, or InDesign, and use Acrobat Pro to add accessibility to any pre-made PDFs they are asked to publish.

  • With 15% of the UK population estimated to be neurodivergent, it is essential that digital products, services and content are designed in a way that takes their needs into consideration. Unfortunately, WCAG doesn't do this well. This workshop enables your designers and content authors to understand what they need to know.

  • A short workshop to understand the digital needs and perspectives of your customers and staff with disabilities through 'Speed Dating'. Enables your staff to learn how people with disabilities use sites and apps, and the technologies they use them with, by speaking directly with people with those disabilities.

  • Enables Product Managers, Project Managers and Business Analysts to understand how to play their role in embedding accessibility efficiently throughout the software development lifecycle for sites and apps using ISO 30071-1's activities. Uses case studies of how real projects have got into difficulty in delivering accessibility to explore how to get it right in requirements analysis, test strategy, sprint and launch planning.

  • Leads you through the elements of how to embed accessibility throughout your organisation, to ensure it's implemented consistently well across all of your external sites and apps, and internal digital tools. Covers how to set accessibility policies, get effective training and expert support, and how to govern and measure the Return On Investment of accessibility across your digital product portfolio.

  • Winning awards for your organisation's accessibility work enables you to show real delivery against your accessibility and DE&I promises, and helps attract better internal investment into accessibility for teams and customers, as the value of your accessibility work is recognised. This workshop enables you to find the right awards to apply for, to recognise the excellence of work you're doing.

  • 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.

How people feel about our courses

  • By far the best: After attending a good few of these kind of courses in my consulting life, this one was by far the best I’ve been on. I’d love to have you guys come back again to help us further…
    Designer, Digital Agency in London
  • Should be required for all testers: Fantastic! Should be required training for all testers. Can see the benefits to our team and definite improvements we can make. I now feel more comfortable in testing accessibility and carrying out an audit. The trainer was amazing, the content was perfect.
    QA tester, Bank in Far East
  • Not a minute wasted: The training was great: very detailed and concrete. Pure knowledge, lots of code examples and tricks. There wasn't a minute wasted. Thank you!
    Developer, High-street brand in London

Get free access to over 39 hours of free Accessibility Knowledge in our membership area HiHub

Membership gives you access to over 36 hours of bite-size accessibility knowledge, tools and downloads. This includes the videos of recent webinars such as:

  • Understanding WCAG 2.2’s changes & implications for your organisation
  • How to get buy-in for accessibility within your organisation
  • How to Accelerate & Prioritise Your 2024 Accessibility Plan
  • Live Accessibility Audit Demonstration
  • Workplace inclusion: digital accessibility in your employees’ lifecycle
  • and the forthcoming Trends in Accessibility in 2024