20-20a Westminster Buildings, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 6LG(0115) 888 2828

3 Accessibility Workshops with QMUL

Aims and objectives

You will learn:

  • The WCAG 2.1 guidelines and how this works with the UK accessibility legislation
  • What is assistive technology and understand how your work is interpreted
  • How we can keep our developments accessible
  • Performing an audit and reacting to the results

Session 1

10:00 – 11:30 – Introduction into accessibility, responsibility from early project discussions to go live.

This will cover accessibility awareness, design, development, content and social media.

11:30 – 11:45 – Q&A

A chance to ask any questions raised from the awareness


12:00 – 13:00 – Introduction to assistive technology

An overview of what structure means to assistive technology. We will cover how people use certain tools, how we can automate some tests and how they can easily be fooled.

Session 2

10:00 – 11:00 – Design with accessibility

This session will cover accessibility with the design workflow, this will cover:

  • Colours
  • Fonts
  • Layout

11:00 – 11:30 – Q&A

A chance to ask any questions raised and talk through current projects


12:00 – 13:00 – Document accessibility

Here we will use a range of different software packages to make our documents accessible.

Session 3

10:00 – 11:00 – Introduction to automated testing

  • WAVE
  • SiteImprove
  • Lighthouse
  • IBM
  • Axe
  • Accessibility Insights for Web
  • PA11Y
  • SortSite

Using a range of different tools we will test a number of websites and review the results that were found.

We will be testing the websites and applications you have been working on and talking as a group about some of the issues found.

11:00 – 11:45 – Mobile testing

Using our devices you will be able to test websites and see the differences between the different devices.


12:00 – 13:00 – Accessibility audit

The inal session we will combine all of our learning and will perform an accessibility audit.

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