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Web Accessibility for Writers and Editors - Melbourne
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Web accessibility for writers and editors
Focus on needs of writers, editors
The course focuses on the training needs of writers and editors, to help them produce content that meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.For government departments and agencies, this is an important part of the National Transition Strategy (a plan for compliance with the Guidelines).
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 writing and content design techniques writers should be aware of
- Demonstrate any relevant accessibility tools
Participants will do an exercise for each of the main modules..
Draft agenda and timetable
|9.00 am||30 mins||Introduction
Group discussion of ‘The 4 Cs of accessibility’: components, characteristics, challenges, characters.
|9.30 am||45 mins||
|9.45 am||45 mins||Written content
We will discuss the six WCAG 2.0 success criteria that impact on written content:
|10.15am||15 mins||Morning tea
|11.30 am||60 mins||
|11.30 pm||45 mins||
Structure and formatting
|12.15 pm||45 mins||Lunch|
|1.00 pm||45 mins||
|2.45 pm||60 mins||
Non-text, visual content
|2.45 pm||15 mins||Afternoon tea|
|3.00 pm||30 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.
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 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.
When & Where
The Digital Access team at Vision Australia has been providing government departments, large corporations and community groups with web accessibility consultancy, testing, training and production services since 1999.
The advice and training we provide is based on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0), and best practice from our extensive knowledge of working with people with disabilities.
Vision Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision.