Testing for Accessibility


Being able to develop accessible services, monitor and prove levels of compliance is a highly technical tasks. To manage this process, organisations need staff that understand the technical standards, how to meet them in development and how to test and monitor compliance.

This course is technically focused on understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard, other compliance requirements and exemptions for the regulations. This course will also cover some Assistive Technology user testing techniques.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, delegates should have the knowledge and tools to:

  • Be familiar with the basics of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Be able to identify accessibility issues on a website and link these back to specific guidance points
  • Understand how to use online tools, OS settings and assistive technology to assist with accessibility testing
  • Understand how to present testing outcomes to support evidencing of compliance for legislative purposes

Getting a Quote

All Able offer pricing that reflect the size and complexity of the work required. All Able also offer discount provision for certain parts of the public sector.

To get a quote for a specific piece of work please contact us at info@allable.co.uk and provide us with as much of the suggested information listed below to help us quickly provide you with an accurate response.

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Welcome and clarification of learning objectives - 9:30

Session 1 Accessibility meaning and challenges intro - 9:45 to 11:00

  • Accessibility and inclusion terminology (15 mins)
  • Why accessibility is important in the services we design (20 mins)
  • Legal obligations (20 mins)
  • How it can go wrong examples showcase (20 mins)

Morning break - 11:00 to 11:15

Session 2 Getting to know WCAG and testing tips - 11:15 to 12:30

  • Introduction to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (15 mins)
  • Critical points of WCAG (15 mins)
  • Common failures (15 mins)
  • Tools and know-how to test for WCAG issues (30 mins)
    • Wave and other accessibility checkers
    • OS tools
    • Browser tools

Lunch - 12:30 to 13:15

Session 3 Using AT and conducting testing - 13:15 to 14:30

  • Assistive Technology - the basics (25 mins)
    • Screen readers
    • High contrast modes
    • Zoom functionalities
    • Dictation
  • Conducting testing exercise (50 mins)
    • Attendees will put into practice what they have learned over the morning and conduct real testing to identify accessibility issues on their own website

Afternoon break - 14:30 to 14:45

Session 4 What to do after testing - 14:45 to 16:00

  • Going over results of session 3 exercise (30 mins)
  • How to report back to different groups (25 mins)
  • Prioritising testing - which services to look at first (20 mins)