Free accessibility webinars this summer
Helping you to ensure that your digital products and services are accessible for everyone
With the internet as one of our primary means of communication, it's important that visitors to our websites and other applications can easily find and access content of interest to them.
What is web accessibility
Web accessibility is about enabling any user to access content in a way that works best for them. Making your digital products and services accessible for everyone can improve the experience for all users, as well as ensuring that individuals with disabilities have equal access.
However, we know that learning about digital accessibility can be daunting when faced with an array of legal, technical and medical guidance. To help, we've put together five courses, delivered by AbilityNet, to guide you through web accessibility in 2021.
Open to all members of the university, these courses are aimed at digital content creators/managers, product owners, business analysts, project managers, designers, developers and testers.
The webinars will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams and can be accessed from anywhere. More information will be emailed to you when you book. Anyone with a keen interest in accessibility is encouraged to participate.
Booking and further information
For further information and to book your free place, please follow the below links:
20 July 2021: Web Accessibility 2021: Introduction to Accessibility
22 July 2021: Web Accessibility 2021: Accessibility testing in mobile apps
23 July 2021: Web Accessibility 2021: How to begin your own accessibility testing
28 July 2021: Web Accessibility 2021: How to use a screen reader for accessibility testing
11 August 2021: Web Accessibility 2021: Embedding accessibility at every stage of your project
The webinars will be provided by the charity AbilityNet who have experience providing accessibility consultancy services to Barclays, Microsoft and many other blue-chip companies. AbilityNet are experts in providing information relating to assistive technology and digital accessibility while striving to promote digital inclusion, and are also involved in a number of research projects.