How to Create & Maintain an Accessible Website: A Workshop with Accessibility Canada

Event Details

Accessibility Services Canada is a training and development organization that helps nonprofits, businesses and local governments to understand and comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). A trusted and respected provider of training and consultation, Accessibility Services Canada brings solutions to your organization’s needs – whether it is risk mitigation, complex multi-year strategies, barrier identification, web accessibility audits, document conversion, or ongoing training requirements.

Date/Time: February 11, 2020 / 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location: CSI Spadina, 192 Spadina Ave., 3rd floor, The Viola Desmond Room
Cost: $600 per person. Space is limited. Sign up now to ensure your spot

The morning session will provide a technical explanation of how to create accessible web content. Web developers will come away with a deep understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, the AODA requirements for website accessibility, and how to achieve WCAG 2.1 conformance. The session will also cover a list of practical tools for assessing and implementing web accessibility.

Topics covered include:
• WCAG 2.1: In-depth overview of Guidelines and Techniques
• WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria: how to achieve conformance
• Tool support for WCAG 2.1
• Additional guidance and tips

The afternoon session will give participants the knowledge and tools required to gauge the accessibility of web content. The session will take an applied look at Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) by explaining how to assess and implement each web accessibility success-criterion. The workshop includes a hands-on exercise where participants will get a chance to review a website or document against WCAG 2.0.

By completing this workshop, participants will:
• Gain an in depth understanding of WCAG 2.0 Principles, Guidelines and Success Criteria from a testing perspective
• Be able to identify testable criteria for web accessibility
• Use testing methods such as operating a site with a screen reader and testing for alternative control navigation
• Become familiar with testing tools and resources

Prerequisite: Some basic knowledge of HTML is required for this course

About the Presenter:
Lisa Liskovoi is a web and digital accessibility specialist. She provides consulting, training and accessibility auditing services to organizations, governments, corporations, and non-profits. With experience in design, accessibility evaluation, and WCAG compliance, she helps organization identify and bridge accessibility gaps in their communications on the web. She has taught workshops on topics such as understanding digital accessibility, technical strategies for meeting WCAG requirements, creating accessible digital documents, and techniques for evaluating accessibility.

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