Introduction to Website Accessibility
About this event
Nearly one in four Manitobans is disabled by barriers where they work, live, and play. It is easy to take simple things like accessing a website for granted, but barriers to accessibility are real and constant challenges for persons with disabilities. Accessible websites are very important and are going to be required under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) Information and Communications Standard.
Two sessions are scheduled as follows:
Session 1: June 15th, 9:30am-12:00pm CST
Session 2: June 16th, 9:30am-12:00pm CST
The focus of these two half-day workshops will be to introduce attendees to website accessibility best practices, so that they can start to make their websites more accessible for people with different disabilities.
What You Will Learn:
- What kinds of software, hardware, and apps people may use to access your website.
- The basics of the WCAG 2.1 (2.2 Draft) standard, and how we need to go further than this standard.
- Major accessibility concepts that can be applied to websites.
- Practical tips, and some tools, to help start making your websites more accessible.
- Hands-on exercises to practice some of the tips, so you can apply your knowledge right away to your websites.
Lisa Snider has over 20 years’ experience working with digital accessibility in different settings and contexts. Lisa’s passion in Lisa Snider has over 22 years’ experience working with digital accessibility in different settings and contexts. Lisa’s passion in life is working with website, document, audio, video, email, social media and app accessibility, and sharing her knowledge through education to make these digital materials more accessible for everyone, including people with different disabilities.
Through her company, Access Changes Everything Inc. (www.accesschangeseverything.com), Lisa provides accessibility audits, user testing by people with disabilities, remediation, procurement consultation, presentations, and in person and webinar workshops and training for various North American governments, organizations, universities and businesses.
Lisa was the Chair of the Province of Manitoba’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act, Information & Communications Standard Development Committee, is an Associate on the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act Review (5 Year), was a Stakeholder in the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Silver Task Force (WCAG 2.1), and is an invited member of the Microsoft Inclusive Workplace Customer Advisory Council, collaborating with Microsoft to improve the accessibility of their products.