Foviance training for creating accessible websites


Accessibility is about the ability for any person, in any circumstance, using any device to access content on the web, including people with disabilities and is of increasing concern to organisations for financial, moral and legal reasons.

Accessibility guidelines are a key aspect of accessibility and a review against these can be a great starting point to making your website accessible.

However, following guidelines doesn’t always mean that you are producing websites that are easy and enjoyable for people with disabilities to use. For a truly accessible website you need to combine technical compliance with user testing to create an accessible user experience as well.

Foviance offers a full range of services to help meet your legal and business objectives for accessibility, to ensure that you are producing websites that people with disabilities can use successfully and to transfer knowledge about accessibility to your teams. This includes Accessibility Audits, Accessibility Testing and Accessibility Training.

Foviance’s Accessibility Training Course provides developers, designers and content editors with the knowledge and skills necessary to create, design and maintain accessible websites and how best practice can transform the online experience for people with disabilities.

Training can be carried out at Foviance’s office or in-house.

The 1-day accessibility training course covers:

  • An introduction to accessibility, including business reasons and understanding how people with disabilities access the web.
  • A detailed look at WCAG 2 with explanations of all the key accessibility guidelines and success criteria required to reach level AA compliance.
  • Best practice tips and techniques on accessible design and implementation according to WCAG 2, e.g., text alternatives, headings, tables, audio and video.
  • A look at new technologies, e.g., Ajax and how some of the new challenges it raises can be overcome.
  • Demonstrations of assistive technologies, such as screen readers and screen magnifiers.
  • A look at some of the tools and techniques (e.g., assistive technologies, browser toolbars) that can be used to help test for accessibility.
  • Examinations of your (delegates') websites to identify some of the challenges that people with disabilities might encounter.