Online Accessibility for People with Disabilities | An Overview of Assistive Technologies and Barriers in Web Content
Duration: 3 hours including a 20 minute break
Location: Inclusive Design Research Centre - 205 Richmond St. W, 2nd Floor
Objective: To have people leave the workshop with a basic non-technical understanding of what is meant by “accessibility of information systems for people with disabilities” and how it can be achieved.
Audience: non-technical, management, policy makers, analysts, operational staff who are working on information management development projects. Up to 25 seats available.
- Overview of how persons with disabilities may use computers.
- Understanding a range of assistive devices and how they are used.
- Identifying barriers in information systems – what they look like and how they impact people with disabilities.
- Discussion on how websites and online applications can be made accessible in non-technical terms.
- Opportunity for hands-on experience with a variety of assistive devices used by people with disabilities to operate computers.
Online Accessibility for People with Disabilities: Strategies for a Technical Audience
Duration: 2.5 hours including a 15 minute break
Location: Inclusive Design Research Centre - 205 Richmond St. W. 2nd Floor
Objective: To have people leave the workshop with a good understanding of W3C WCAG 2.0 Level AA (AODA ICT) requirements, and how conformance is a achieved.
Audience: Information technology staff responsible for website and system development. Up to 25 seats available.
- Overview of W3C WCAG standards and other Web content or application development considerations to ensure accessibility and usability for persons with disabilities.
- Considering range of technology and technical abilities.
- Demonstrations of how to make Web content and applications accessible.
- Overview of accessibility auditing (automated and manual).
- Key problem areas and common mistakes in meeting accessibility standards compliance.
- Tools for troubleshooting accessibility problems.
- Question and Answer Session.
- Demo accessibility audit (time permitting).