This means dividing accessibility work into functional groups and assigning responsibility for them to different teams with particular roles. For example, guidelines related to link text, headings and page structure are assigned to the copy writer, guidelines related to the use of colour and contrast to visual designers and guidelines related to forms and scripting to developers.
Webbism therefore provides training for:
Copy writers and content creators
Marketing and communications specialists
Training sessions are half-day, small group sessions which include:
Content strategy workshop will cover publishing accessible documents including PDF files. Other topics will include video captioning and transcription of audio files as well as content creation and layout best practices for people with a cognitive disability.
Visual design workshop will include practical advice for W3C checkpoints such as colour contrast examples, testing for colourblind users and descriptive text for images.
Web development workshop will focus exclusively on the conformance guidelines, tools and checklists for coding for the inclusive web. This stream will practically examine page structure, navigation, scripting and complex forms and tables when developing a website.
Team management workshop will examine accessibility procurement strategies, handling complaints for web services and understanding your responsibilities in accordance to the Disability Discrimination Act.
Introduction to Web Accessibility seminar will consist of a 2 hour large group session designed to familiarise staff at all levels the importance of web accessibility. Topics to be covered include; examples of how people with disabilities use the web, demonstration of assistive technology, understanding the principles of WCAG 2.0, examining key components of the Disability Discrimination Act and the National Transition Strategy.
If you would like to arrange a tailor-made training plan for your department or organisation please contact us.