Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, February 21, 2020 - 17:00
Skill level: 
Beginner
Location: 
Florida Technical College - Orlando Campus - Room TBD
Description: 

Accessibility is a critical part of any website.  It ensures any person, regardless of their physical abilities, should be able to access, navigate and use a website. Accessibility isn’t new but it’s not surprising if you haven’t heard of it. Public awareness is just now coming into the mainstream. To some people, accessibility is a dirty word because it means that if your website is not in compliance with your regions laws, you or your organization could get into legal troubles.  However, accessibility is more than that.  Accessibility is a moral obligation for anyone building or maintaining websites.

Topics Covered:

  • The fundamentals of web accessibility
  • The principles of web accessibility and how to ensure you are compliant
  • Tools used to conduct effective accessibility audits
  • Hands-on accessibility audit
  • Hands-on fixing of some of the most common accessibility issues on your website.
  • Common mistakes of accessibility and how to avoid them
  • Come up with a plan for ensuring your website stays accessible moving forward

This training will benefit anyone working in efforts to build accessible websites.  If you are a content strategist, content editor, site building or developer, you will find a lot of value on this training.  Some hands-on exercises may be technical and basic knowledge of HTML and web development may be needed. 
 

Prerequisites: 

Although this is a general-enough workshop, a basic understanding of Drupal 8 from a site building point of view is helpful.  
Knowing how to install browser extensions or software on your computer is required in order to follow along with hands-on exercises.
Access to a text editor to perform basic HTML updates will be helpful.

About the instructor: 

In his role as Director of Front End Development at Mediacurrent, Tobias Williams strives to learn something new every day, and keep an open mind to new methods for front-end solutions. He has eight years of experience as a Drupal designer and developer.

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