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Web Accessibility for Writers and Editors - Canberra

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (AEST)

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Event Details

Focus on needs of writers, editors

The course focuses on the training needs of writers and editors, to help them produce content that is accessible and meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

For technical or design staff we recommend Vision Australia's Web Accessibility Techniques and Testing workshop.

How we will teach this workshop

In each section of the workshop after the introduction to accessibility we will:

  • Introduce the relevant guidelines (called 'success criteria') and explain their benefits
  • Show examples of how to meet or fail the guideline
  • Discuss extra writing and content design techniques related to each guideline
  • Demonstrate any relevant accessibility tools
  • Review some live websites using the guidelines and tools discussed

Agenda and timetable

TimeLengthDescription of module
9.00 am 30 mins Introduction
We start with a group discussion of 'the 3Cs of accessibility': characteristics, characters, challenges. This gets people talking and helps identify workshop participants' knowledge and interests.
9.30 am 45 mins About accessibility
We discuss:
  • Web users with disabilities, barriers to accessibility, technologies or work-arounds used by people with disabilities
  • WCAG 2.0 standards: basic structure, key documents
10.15 am 15 mins Morning tea
10.30 am 60 mins Written content
We will discuss the six WCAG 2.0 success criteria that impact on written content:
  • 1.3.3 Sensory characteristics
  • 3.1.2 Language of parts
  • 3.1.3 Unusual words
  • 3.1.4 Abbreviations
  • 3.1.5 Reading level
  • 3.1.6 Pronunciation
11.30 pm 45 mins Structure and formatting
We will discuss the three WCAG 2.0 success criteria that impact on structure and formatting of written content:
  • 1.3.1 Info and relationships
  • 2.4.6 Headings and labels
  • 2.4.10 Section headings
12.15 pm 45 mins Lunch
1.00 pm 45 mins Navigation
We will discuss the three WCAG 2.0 success criteria that impact on navigation of content:
  • 2.4.2 Page titled
  • 2.4.4, 2.4.9 Link purpose
1.45 pm 60 mins Images
We will discuss the seven WCAG 2.0 success criteria that impact on the use of images:
  • 1.1.1 Non-text content
  • 1.4.1 Use of colour
  • 1.4.3, 1.4.6 Contrast
  • 1.4.5, 1.4.9 Images of text
  • 3.2.4 Consistent identification
2.45 pm 15 mins Afternoon tea
3.00 pm 60 mins PDF and other content formats
We will review the current legal and policy advice on publishing content in PDF and other document formats and show you how to make these formats more accessible. Our focus will be on PDF, but we will also briefly discuss DOC, RTF and PPT.

Event Contact

Online Accessibility

Phone: 1300 367 055
Fax: 03 8378 1204
Email: webaccess@visionaustralia.org


All cancellations will incur an administration fee of $12.50. If notification is received 14 calendar days prior to course start date a full refund less administration fee will be provided; Cancellation between 14 and 7 calendar days prior to the course will result in a 50% refund less administration fee. Cancellation less than 7 days prior to the course, fees will not be refunded. In the event a course is cancelled by Vision Australia, a full refund will be provided to all applicants.

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When & Where

Novotel Canberra
65 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra, 2600

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (AEST)

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