Make your Website Accessible
25th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
What is it about?
This webinar will introduce you to the principles of website accessibility and will explore what you should do to make your website accessible to the widest range of people.
Disability affects 1/5 of all people in the UK, with large numbers of people experiencing sight loss, hearing loss, and dexterity issues to varying extents. Accessibility of physical venues has been taken seriously for some time now, but website accessibility has lagged behind.
During this workshop, Chris will take you through:
— website accessibility best practice
— what this means for the content you produce including text, images, videos and PDFs
— guidance on aspects that are more commonly handled by your website designers and software suppliers (e.g. ticketing and ecommerce)
— a basic accessibility test, using a simple process and some tools you can use to check your own website
What will I gain?
— An understanding of the Web Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag
— Insight into making your content accessible to all
— The ability to carry out an accessibility audit on your website
Who is it for?
Anyone who puts content onto their website.
How do I take part?
We will be using an online training platform called WebEx for this event. Before booking, please complete our online training checklist to ensure you get the most out of this training.
- AMA member rate: £55 + VAT
- Arts Council England NPO: £55 + VAT
- Non-Member: £115 + VAT
Chris Unitt | Founder | One Further
Chris is the founder of One Further, a digital analytics and user research consultancy. He works with cultural organisations that want to gain a better understanding of their online audiences and how best to serve them. Current clients include the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, and Shakespeare’s Globe.
Chris is also responsible for the mostly-weekly Cultural Digital newsletter, which rounds up recent developments on the digital side of the cultural sector, and he sits on the board of the Hackney Empire.