RGD is hosting a full-day Designing Web Accessibility seminar with David Berman at the Ottawa Public Library on June 17. IABC Ottawa members may attend the event at the discounted RGD member rate of $395. More information is below:
Designing Web Accessibility Seminar
with David Berman R.G.D.
June 17, 2011
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
123 Metcalfe Street
Demystify accessibilty standards! Most adults suffer from some level of disability or difficulty that can be mitigated through accessible web design. By using the immediately-applicable tips and techniques, you’ll learn in this powerful one-day web accessibility seminar, not only will you comply with standards: you’ll be broadening the audience for your Web site while enriching the experience of all your visitors.
David Berman R.G.D. will provide in-depth familiarity with federal and international guidelines that will help your web presence be a more effective resource for all audiences. The full-day seminar includes a thorough review of pertinent standards to comply with the Canadian government’s world-leading Common Look and Feel 2.0 policy and international W3C guidelines, as well as testing recommendations for both. Finally, you’ll venture into where accessibility meets usability. Not only will you leave with ideas you can use right away, you may also gain a whole new attitude towards how technology can improve lives. By the end of the day you will not only be aware of why accessibility and standards affect everyone: you’ll be equipped with a thorough understanding of what needs to be done and how.
What You Will Learn
- Why accessibility matters to everyone, not just those with disabilities
- The major disabilities and challenges: what they are and what technologies are typically used to mitigate them
- W3C WCAG checkpoints
- Common Look and Feel 2.0 standards and guidelines
- Specific technologies and design techniques used to satisfy accessibility concerns
- Testing frameworks for accessibility issues
- How to make PDF files more accessible
- Where accessibility meets usability
Pricing (continental breakfast and a free restaurant lunch included)
Before Mar. 4: RGD members: $350; Non-members: $425
After Mar. 4: RGD members: $395; Non-members: $495
* Please note that your 2011 dues must be paid in order to receive the member rate
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