Training webinar: Accessibility for Copywriters

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 third of our training webinars provided by AbilityNet gives an introduction to creating web content that is more accessible to people with disabilities.

There are a number of different considerations that will impact readability and understanding and contribute to the meeting of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines requirements on a content level. The course will look at the use of language when writing copy, the use of suitable page structure and visual cues, and correct labelling of images and captioning of multimedia content.

Attendees will learn best practices for accessibility including:

  • Writing meaningful alternative text images and captions and transcripts for media
  • Using accessible language at a suitable reading level
  • Writing in a clear concise way, avoiding acronyms and jargon
  • Using correct pages structure, including headings and heading structure
  • Utilising correct text formatting, meaningful links and clear instructions

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Write accessible content, taking into account your use of language and avoiding common accessibility mistakes
  • Correctly structure a web page to present content, including the correct use of heading, heading structure
  • Correctly format text using meaningful links and clear instructions

Who is this training for? This course is aimed at website content creators and writers of web content. Due to the wide ranging application of accessible writing and creation of content and materials it is also applicable for anyone who would be expected to write and present ideas throughout the development process.

Level of training: Introductory. No prior accessibility knowledge required.

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

Please register here


9th Dec (Thu)


Begins at 10:30 and ends at 12:00


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