User-Lab to Run Web Accessibility Training for Managers (User-Lab June 2005)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2005||End Date/Time: Jun 23, 2005|
|Registration Date: Jun 23, 2005|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 23, 2005|
User-Lab to Run Web Accessibility Training for Managers
User-Lab to Run Web Accessibility Training for CEOs, CIOs, IT Managers and Webmasters
User-Lab, not-for profit, design and research centre http://www.user-lab.com, is organising a web accessibility training event at its lab at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD) http://www.biad.uce.ac.uk/ in Birmingham.
The event, entitled Web Accessibility Training, will be held on 23 June, 2005 and run from 10:00 until 16:00. It is designed to arm IT managers and webmasters with the knowledge and practical skills needed to evaluate and specify website accessibility. On completion of the day delegates will be issued with an academically recognised certificate of attendance.
John Knight, Director at User-Lab explains, “This training provides a unique combination of technical expertise, legal insight and cutting edge research. Trainers include experts from the private, public and academic sectors who have a wealth of experience in accessibility. User-Lab has run successful accessibility events over the last four years, with unanimous positive feedback on the quality of training provided. Previous attendees include representatives of the Office of The Prime Minister and the Birmingham City Council.”
The Web Accessibility Training event will include a technical overview of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), a demonstration of auditing tools and access technology, guidelines for specifying site builds and quality tips and checkpoints. At the end of the training, delegates will be able to specify, manage and audit sites in compliance with the DDA.
Website owners will receive a free Accessibility Toolkit when they subscribe to this one day training event.
John Knight continues, “Accessibility and the DDA go a lot deeper than people realise. It asks organisations to consider users and make 'reasonable adjustments'. It’s important that website owners understand that an accessible website does not make an organisation compliant. They need to consider their policy and procedures as a whole and how their website fits into their overall commercial offering. This is where User-Lab and training events such as this one can make a real and tangible difference.”
The training is provided in conjunction with Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) and ECOTEC Research & Consulting and The Centre for Accessible Environments.