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, and other compliance requirements and exemptions for the regulations. This course will also cover some Assistive Technology user testing techniques.
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
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Welcome and clarification of learning objectives
Session 1: Accessibility meaning and challenges intro
Accessibility and inclusion terminology
Why accessibility is important in the services we design
How it can go wrong examples showcase
Session 2: Getting to know WCAG and testing tips
Introduction to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Critical points of WCAG
Tools and know-how to test for WCAG issues
Wave and other accessibility checkers
Session 3: Using AT and conducting testing
Assistive Technology - the basics
High contrast modes
Conducting testing exercise
Attendees will put into practice what they have learned over the morning and conduct real testing to identify accessibility issues on their own website
Session 4: What to do after testing
Going over results of session 3 exercise
How to report back to different groups
Prioritising testing - which services to look at first