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Training webinar: Understanding Accessibility Evaluations and Testing Results

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards.

The Irish Computer Society (ICS), in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA), is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The second of our training webinars provided by AbilityNet will take you through the principles and methods used to measure accessibility compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Standards.

Understanding whether your website, apps or digital services are accessible and meet accessibility regulations is important. Undertaking or commissioning an accessibility audit can be a daunting task if you have limited knowledge of tests that will be undertaken, the standards you will be measured against and the evaluation you will receive.  And once you’ve received the results you need to know how to prioritise the work to remediate issues.

In this course we will take you through the principles and methods used to measure accessibility compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Standards. We will look at some tools that can be used for automated checks and other approaches for validating accessibility conformance. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand how accessibility conformance is evaluated and reported compared to other testing approaches
  • Compare the outputs of automated testing tools to manual approaches
  • Consider factors that influence the prioritisation of accessibility issues. 

Who is this training for? This course is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers, testers and content creators looking to develop further accessibility skills. 

Level of training: Intermediate. You will need some awareness of accessibility standards and this course will focus on how these can be applied.


Please note that this webinar will take place on the Zoom platform. 


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Date(s):

25th Nov (Thu)

Time(s):

Begins at 10:30 and ends at 12:00

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