Web Accessibility Techniques and Testing - Melbourne
Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (AEST)
This popular one day course has been updated to reflect the emergence of new technologies, testing approaches and adherence to WCAG 2.0 as required by the governments Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy (NTS).
Attendees will learn about common accessibility problems and practical techniques to confidently address and test for issues on their website or web application. Based on the WCAG 2.0 standards to level AA this workshop demonstrates design and code solutions to achieve accessibility conformance. Best practice techniques that help an organisation create a richer user experience past straight technical conformance are also demonstrated throughout the workshop. Our best practice techniques further assist an organsiation to meet their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
Examples from current websites and practical exercises are used throughout the day to help deliver the learning outcomes. The extensive experience of both practical and technical accessibility ensures that our presenters can respond to the specific requirements and questions of each group.
The workshop is targeted at people involved in the design, development or maintenance of websites:
A handbook containing a copy of the workshop notes and additional resources will be provided to all attendees
Our accessible information specialists are IT and usability experts with extensive experience in accessibility and the needs of people with a disability. They provide consultancy, training and testing services throughout Australia to help organisations make their online services accessible to all.
Phone: 1300 367 055
Fax: 03 8378 1204
All cancellations will incur an administration fee of $12.50. If notification is received 14 calendar days prior to workshop start date a full refund less administration fee will be provided; Cancellation between 14 and 7 calendar days prior to the workshop will result in a 50% refund less administration fee. Cancellation less than 7 days prior to the workshop, fees will not be refunded. In the event a workshop is cancelled by Vision Australia, a full refund will be provided to all applicants.
Digital Access at Vision Australia is recognised internationally as an industry leader in the provision of digital accessibility services, equally addressing the needs of all disability groups. Specialising in web accessibility consulting, training and testing, our services are expertly designed to help our customers make their digital presence accessible to all.
Our advice and training is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0, formulated by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C-WAI). A member of the W3C since 2002, Digital Access significantly contributed to the creation of WCAG 2.0.
As a social enterprise, the fee-based services provided by Digital Access directly support Vision Australia’s wider activities. Our unique position working within a disability organisation ensures that end-users’ real world requirements are foremost in all the services we deliver.
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