Today's four sessions
"The Web has accessibility built-in - but if you work hard enough you can always get round it."
Jim Byrne: 15th Nov 2001
Presenter: Nigel Williams | Approx 20 minutes
At the end of this session participants will be able to identify accessibility issues with regards to current legislation.
- What is accessibility and why implement it?
- The relevant standards.
- The potential audience.
- The legislation and how to ensure compliance with it.
- What other companies are doing.
- The NGfL standards.
The PowerPoint version.
Presenter: Mike Foskett | Approx 1 hour
At the end of this session participants will be able to recognise common accessibility issues and identify appropriate methods of repair.
- Text Equivalents - An explanation of what they're for, who they affect, and why.
- Data Tables.
- If time permits. Colour usage - On screen demos of eye conditions, and flashing & blinking content.
- A quick overview of other guidelines.
- Distinguish good from bad alt text.
- Be aware of issues with multimedia interactive content.
- Understand why data tables are treated with respect.
- If time permits. Knowledge of various visual impediments.
Presenter: Sue Garrett | Approx 1 hour
At the end of the session participants will be able to test a sites accessibility using a series of online tools.
A suite of sample test pages will be provided with built in errors the participants will be asked to hunt down the errors using the Accessibility Toolbar.
- Tests for alt text.
- Tests for Style sheets off.
- Bobby - will pick up missing alt tags and other errors...
- W3C HTML validator.
- W3C CSS validator.
- W3C Link checker.
At the end of the session the participants will know how to test a site for basic NGfL conformance.
Approx 1 hour
At the same time, for those interested, run demos of:
- ReadSpeaker - Contact them see if they'd do one page for free, else point to a page that has it activated.