Training Courses

Building Accessible Websites

Two Day Course

Overview

This course is designed for those already familiar with the basics of HTML or working with web development tools, who need to grasp the practical realities of designing and developing accessible websites.

The course explores legal guidelines governing accessibility and covers how to critique and audit sites for access compliance.

This is a two day practical, hands-on course for those who actually have to plan, layout and build web content.

If you would prefer a one-day overview of accessibility guidelines, please see our Conforming to Accessibility Guidelines course outline. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Background to Accessibility
    • Current legal guidelines Who has access issues?
    • Identifying key disability groups
    • Overview of technologies used by people with disabilities

    The WAI guidelines
    • Rationale for dividing guidelines into degrees of priority
    • Review of priority 1 guidelines
    • Review of priority 2 guidelines
    • Review of priority 3 guidelines

    Clean, structured pages
    • Understanding XHTML syntax
    • Working with the DOCTYPE
    • Validating code for standards compliance

    Adding structure to content
    • Headings and sub headings
    • Creating paragraphs
    • Line breaks and horizontal rules
    Ordered and unordered lists

    Auditing your site
    • The W3C accessibility checklist
    • Identifying the right level of accessibility
    • About Bobby and other access checking tools
  • Dreamweaver and accessibility
    • Dreamweaver's accessibility features

    Working with images
    • Content images and design images
    • Client side image maps

    Issues with tables
    • Using tables for layout (or not)
    • Using div tags instead of tables

    Building accessible web forms
    • Creating a basic input form
    • Making the form work with actions
    • Styling the form with CSS

    Building accessible navigation
    • Text based navigation menus
    • Using divs (layers) for drop downs
    • Making navigation device independent

    Accessible Flash
    • Designing accessible Flash

    Questions and answers
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We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 13519 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed13519
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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"Happy with everything."

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"Trainer explained everything clearly and went through things at a manageable pace. Really enjoyed the course, Simon was great. "

"The course was really tailored to our experience level and the trainer was patient when we asked questions, happy to go over things etc. I feel like we covered a lot in a short space of time and now I feel confident in using it and inspired to get started back in the office!"

"Trainer was really focused on our needs and requirements and gave us just enough information to help us do what we needed. He was very patient considering we had zero knowledge of Illustrator. Feel confident that I can replicate examples in my job. "

"Went at our own pace. Knowledgeable and positive trainer."

"Thought Tom was great, receptionists were great, all the staff I met. good etc. all ion all very useful and great course."

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"I found the course extremely helpful & relevant - all the points that I was interested in were covered & the trainer was clearly very knowledgeable on the topic. Alice was very friendly & helpful & was able to answer any questions that I had throughout the course. I am leaving feeling excited about getting started with my new blog & feeling very well prepaired."

Waterloo Housing Group - 14th January

"Very friendly environment. Nice lunch!"

"Interactive sessions and activities, along with the ability to apply the course to your own experiences."

"Very organised and seamless "

"I have a very good day, thank you"