InterAccess accessibility training for UX designers, developers and content authors.

InterAccess Accessibility Bootcamp

Do you need to:

  • Get to grips with understanding Accessibility fast and effectively?
  • Make sense of the current (and the implications of future) standards?
  • Develop a practical approach for your team to respond in an effective way to WCAG 2.1?
  • Gain real accessibility skills as a developer, designer or UX pro?

Yes? Then the InterAccess Accessibility Bootcamp is just what you need.

We welcome project managers, web developers, UX designers – content authors and more – and offer you an overview of practical solutions and useful accessibility patterns for your entire online ecosystem – and we won’t forget your offline documents either.

Gain real expertise from real accessibility experts – class sizes can vary but are generally small in order to ensure quality knowledge transfer and discussion.

Get in touch for an Accessibility Bootcamp quote and we are also happy to talk so do call us on (+353) 01 961 0059 . We can provide training on your premises or in a central location in Dublin.

Who will I learn from?

The training is provided by the InterAccess team, this is led by Joshue O Connor – W3C invited expert, current co-chair of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (formerly WCAG) and WCAG 2.1 editor, published author in accessible web development, member of Irish expert group assisting the government with EU accessibility procurement standard EN 301 549, jazz guitarist, gardener & veggie cook.

Accessibility Training overview

What will the one day bootcamp training cover? Below is a sample training schedule – but we can customise it to your team requirements.

Introduction to Assistive Technology

This introductory session outlines what AT is, the many various types; the wonderful diversity of user needs and how Accessibility is about the humane application of technology and not mere dry adherence to any technical standard.

Universal Design, User Centred Design and Usability

This session will look at understanding broader user needs thru Universal Design, User Centred Design and Usability – why they are important, the nexus between them and accessibility and what you can do to ensure a cohesive approach that includes this trinity of paradigms in your projects.

Screen Reader accessibility, Switch Access and linear output devices

This session answers the questions, what are screen readers? How do they work? Why are they so complicated?
We will cover why they are so important (and difficult) to understand – and demystify them in the process – you will learn how they work – as well a interaction with the DOM and Accessibility API.

We will also provide demonstrations of screen readers and other AT (as required) such as screen magnification for low vision users and text to speech applications at work.

Intro to Accessibility standards: WCAG 2.0 / WCAG 2.1

Overview of the current WCAG 2.0 standard, including a preview of what is coming in WCAG 2.1 which is now a candidate recommendation but will move to technical recommendation (a working standard) very soon.

Learn about the new success criteria in WCAG 2.1 and how they are designed to increase the accessibility of mobile technologies, low vision users and people with cognitive disabilities.

Understand HTML, ARIA and how to better use JavaScript

We will look at how to use HTML,ARIA and write better JavaScript when creating accessible web sites and applications.

Useful tools and testing methodologies for Accessibility

Overview of free tools for accessibility testing, such as:

  • Using DOM inspection tools for accessibility.
  • Useful accessibility browser extensions.
  • Colour contrast analysers.
  • Screen magnification testing.
  • Using screen readers testing.
  • Why the Keyboard is king.