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Online WCAG by Example Workshop

An all-new, full-day online training about W3C's WCAG! Bring our very own Sr. Accessibility Strategist to your desktop or conference room on November 7th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CT). Register for this workshop »

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November 7, 2019 · 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM CT

Demystifying the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Composed of principles, guidelines, and testable success criteria, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is used to identify Web accessibility requirements. Countries, companies, and organizations rely on WCAG as an international recommendation. In short, WCAG is the de facto standard of Web Accessibility.

However, it is hard to understand the implications of the WCAG. Written in precise language that can be hard to interpret and fully understand, its 4 principles, 13 guidelines, and 78 success criteria can be very intimidating at first glance.

In this full-day workshop with Knowbility’s Sr. Accessibility Strategist, Becky Gibson, you will dive into WCAG using real-world examples in order to help you make your own digital content more accessible to people for all abilities.

Workshop Takeaways

  • Learn each of the Level A and AA success criteria.
  • Discover how each Success Criterion affects people with disabilities.
  • Determine whether the designer, developer, or the content author is responsible for meeting each success criterion.
  • Learn fundamental accessibility testing techniques and tools.

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Who should attend?

  • This online workshop is intended for all accessibility skill levels.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and browser inspect tools is helpful but not required
  • To fully participate in the examples, install at least one of the following testing aids in your browser. In order of preference: WebAim WAVE, Paul J. Adam’s Bookmarklets, or Testing tools (not needed if you are familiar with browser inspect tools such as Chrome DevTools).
W3C

About WCAG

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set of web accessibility guidelines developed through the W3C process at past of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The WCAG documents explain how to make digital content more accessible to people. WCAG 2.0, was published in December 2008 and became an ISO standard, in October 2012. WCAG 2.1 became a W3C Recommendation in June 2018.

WCAG is published through the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a group composed of individuals and organizations around the world, working in cooperation to provide a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.

Becky Gibson

About Becky Gibson

Becky is a recognized expert in the field of digital inclusion and enabling accessible solutions. Her extensive career as an Software Engineer and Accessibility Architect at IBM impacted products, customer strategy, and industry standards. She is passionate about making Web and mobile applications usable for people of all abilities.

She participated in the creation of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and helped to develop and evangelize the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specification. Becky is currently a member of the W3C Accessibility Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group and the Personalization Task Force. She creates blog posts, documentation, training materials, and speaks at conferences to further the mission of digital inclusion for all.

WordPress Accessibility Workshop Schedule

Thursday, Novmember 7, 2019

Start time is at 9:30 AM CT, New York - 10:30 AM, San Francisco - 7:30 AM, London - 3:30 PM

Schedule with times in U.S. Central Time (CT):

  • 9:30 AM CT: Morning Session
  • 12:00 PM CT: Break
  • 1:00 PM CT: Afternoon Session
  • 3:30 PM CT: Workshop Ends

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After Registration

Once registered, an order confirmation arrives in your email. A few moments later after you have registered, the person assigned the ticket receives an event details email that includes, among other things:

  • A calendar invite to add the event to your calendar
  • A unique link to join the event on the day of the conference

Also, as the event draws near, ticket holders will receive email reminders, so they don’t miss a thing!

On the day of the online event, enjoy and learn! In one to two weeks after the event, you will be notified that recordings have been posted so you can review and share with your team.

Have any questions?

Feel free to contact us if there’s anything else you’d like to know.