A practical guide and lessons learned implementing the accessibility regulations.

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Synopsis

Online accessibility is an absolute must in today’s digital world. One and 5 people experience some sort of permanent or temporary disability with either vision, hearing or motion.

Accessibility guidelines aims to make electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities with standards for compliance which includes Technical, Functional and Support standards.

The accessibility regulations came into force for public sector bodies on 23 September 2018. They say you must make your website or mobile app more accessible by making it 'perceivable, operable, understandable and robust'. You need to include and update an accessibility statement on your website.

Having websites accessible is both morally the right thing to do and now governed by regulations. There is a lot of information available about accessibility though sometimes it is difficult to find the right information.

We are delighted that Lee Goudie, Head of UX and Design had kindly agreed to share his insights about web content accessibility and the regulations to be followed to avoid enforcements emails applicable with the new legislation.

During this webinar Lee will:

  • Overview of accessibility
  • The moral reasons for it
  • The legal side of things
  • Overview of web accessibility in particular
  • Lessons learned from my work

About the speaker

Lee Goudie

Lee Goudie is Head of UX and Design at the Department of Finance. He prepared the NI Departments primary websites for the legal deadline.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Northern Ireland branch

Webinar: Website Accessibility
Date and time
11 May, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free