I’ve recently returned from running some workshops in Tasmania in partnership with the Centre For Accessibility and VisAbility.
The trip included VisAbility document accessibility specialists Vithya Vijayakumare and myself running two workshops, the first being for Hobart TAFE and the second being a continuation of the Escaping the Accessibility Island series.
The Hobart TAFE workshop focused particularly on staff supporting the accessibility needs of students while the second focused more broadly on web accessibility across different organizational roles.
Both workshops included a hands-on practical exercise of using a screen reader, an overview of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and how it applied across a variety of roles including policy officers, ICT professionals, content producers, marketing staff and communication specialists. The workshop also provided a detailed overview on how to make documents accessible and some insights into how to perform visual checks on web content and use an automated tool.
While the workshop provided valuable information in how staff can incorporate accessibility into their work practices, there was also a lot of fun had by all as the practical aspects of digital accessibility were explored.
I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone in Hobart that took the time to come along to the workshops, partner VisAbility and the Centre For Accessibility for the opportunity to deliver the workshops. If you would like a digital access workshop to be run for your organisation, please get in touch.