Event Summary

At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. Many more have a temporary disability.*

It is a legal requirement to make your website and apps accessible to all users in your public sector organisation.

Join us online for this practical and interactive one-day course to learn tools that will help you improve accessibility in your digital communications, starting with your website and setting the standards across your digital channels.

Discover ways to enhance your accessibility strategy through simple changes that can make a real difference to the user experience. Get the guidance, skills and tools you need to comply with the latest accessibility standards and ensure your website meets regulations.

From the basic do’s and dont’s to more mature accessibility checks, George Rhodes will share his expert advice on how to start and progress your accessibility journey.

Take away guidance on how to prioritise, review, and describe your content so that everyone can engage with your organisation. Learn how to educate staff about the easy steps they can take to ensure all digital content reaches a wide and inclusive audience.

Without requiring a deep level of technical expertise, this course will be aimed at anyone working to improve accessibility in their communication outlets, including representatives from Central and Local Government, Social Housing, Universities, Colleges, Schools, NHS, Police and Emergency Services.

*Central Digital and Data Office

Key Points

  • Learn how to set standards and embed accessibility in your digital strategy
  • Review accessibility as part of your organisational culture
  • Simple tools, and practical guidance for carrying out accessibility checks and making reasonable adjustments
  • Live step by step tips on creating accessible content including PDFs
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and benchmark your performance
  • Gain resources and tools to check and improve accessibility in your website
  • Accessibility surgery: raise your questions and get expert advice