Accessibility for web writers

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Take a deep dive into WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines. Understand how to produce and test content to meet the guidelines.

About this Event

Accessibility training designed for people in dedicated web content roles: writers, editors, publishers and content managers. 

Not suitable for developers, designers (does not cover all relevant guidelines) or occasional web writers (may be too technical).

Course content and schedule

The course runs over 4 weekly online training sessions, as shown below. Each session starts at 2.00 pm (Melbourne time) and runs for 60-70 minutes.

Sessions are recorded, so if you can't attend you can watch the recording.

4 November

About accessibility

  • How people with disabilities use the web
  • Law and policy on web accessibility in Australia
  • Overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1  

11 November


  • 2.4.2 Page titled
  • 2.4.4 Link purpose


  • 1.3.1 Info and relationships
  • 2.4.6 Headings and labels


  • 3.1.2 Language of parts

Instructions and errors

  • 1.3.3 Sensory characteristics
  • 3.3.2 Labels or instructions
  • 3.1.2 Language of parts
  • 3.3.3 Error suggestions

18 November

Images and colour

  • 1.1.1 Non-text content
  • 1.4.1 Use of colour
  • 1.4.3 Contrast
  • 1.4.5 Images of text
  • 1.4.11 Non-text contrast
  • 2.3.1 Three flashes or below threshold
  • 3.2.4 Consistent identification

25 November

Audio and video

  • 1.2.1 Audio-only and video-only (pre-recorded)
  • 1.2.2 Captions (pre-recorded)
  • 1.2.3 Audio description or media alternative (pre-recorded)
  • 1.2.5 Audio descriptions


  • 1.3.2 Meaningful sequence
  • 2.1.1 Keyboard
  • 2.4.1 Bypass blocks
  • 3.1.1 Language of page
  • 3.2.2 On input
  • 3.2.3 Consistent navigation
  • 4.1.2 Name, role, value
  • concept of 'accessibility supported' technologies
  • current advice on using PDF and Word documents.

Course fee

$275 (including GST) per person.

If you want to pay on invoice, we need a purchase order from you.

Course materials posted to you

We post course notes by Express Post about a week before the first webinar. And we'll give you access to a PDF version of the presentation slides.

Technical requirements - check BEFORE you register

We use Zoom for our online training. You'll need:

  • Sound (and headphones, preferably)
  • Microphone (you can use text chat if you prefer)
  • Webcam (optional)

See system requirements for Zoom.

Outside Australia?

This course is designed for Australian participants, using local examples, policies and guidelines. Contact us at info@4syllables.com.au if you're outside Australia and interested in taking the course.


You can transfer your registration to another person. We do not offer refunds unless we cancel the course.

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