Overview

28 Jan, 20219:30 am-3:30 pm
Online Training Course

Overview

The key to meeting the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018, is to have strong leadership from management and accessibility champions. The topic is highly complex and has a significant strategic element. Organisations that do not build strong leadership for accessibility are bound to have it become an unfocused activity by a small number of staff, and ultimately become a significant legal and reputational risk for the organisation.

This course is focused on understanding the regulations, policy, and how to cover all of the important management tasks to defend against legal challenges, along with embedding accessibility into strategy and policy to begin embedding accessibility as a responsibility for all staff.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, delegates should have the knowledge and tools to:

  • Know the effects and timescales of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018
  • Know their organisations responsibilities under the regulations
  • Know how to write and what is included into a compliant accessibility statement
  • Know steps they can take to include accessibility into procurement processes
  • Understand responsibilities when it comes to 3rd party content
  • Know how to engage senior management on accessibility
  • Understand what changes need to be made across an organisation to deliver accessibility

Resources Provided

To support delegate learning, we will be providing training materials and resources for them to take away to help implementation of their learning after the course. We will provide:

  • Practical exercise materials
  • Full slide deck and notes printed
  • Copies of our award-winning Digital Accessibility Toolkit including; reference material, templates and cheat sheets
    • The regulations
    • Quick accessibility checks
    • Auditing, reporting and prioritisation
    • Procurement and suppliers
    • 3rd party content and systems
    • Accessibility statements
    • Disproportionate burden
    • Accessible documents
    • Accessible events
    • Video accessibility
    • Writing in plain English

Agenda

9:30 am
Logging on and Accessing the Online Platform
9:45 am
Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives
10:00 am
Session 1: Understanding the Accessibility Requirements for Public Sector Bodies
  • The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 – how did the regulation come about and what it aims to achieve (10 mins)
  • Outlining who and what falls under the new legislation and who is exempt (10 mins)
  • Memorandum of Understanding and how the process of monitoring and enforcement operates (10 mins)
  • Getting senior management on board – realising the scale of work involved and prioritisation (20 mins)
    • Prioritisation and risk assessment exercise (15 mins)
    • Budgeting resources and tools to ensure value for money (5 mins)
  • Sources for keeping in touch with the latest developments (5 mins)
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
11:00 am
Morning Break
11:15 am
Session 2: Preparing your Organisation for the Changes - Policy and Practical Steps

Publishing the accessibility statement (25 mins)

  • Outlining the requirements of an accessibility statement (10 mins)
  • Discussion exercise on the purpose of accessibility statements and what other information users might want (15 mins)

Procurement and Suppliers (20 mins)

  • What to include in procurement, tenders and contracts (5 mins)
  • What to expect from suppliers (5 mins)
  • What to do with existing suppliers (10 mins)

3rd Party systems and your responsibilities (20 mins)

  • 3rd Party responsibility matrix (5 mins)
  • Your responsibilities exercise (15 mins)
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Session 3: Decide how to check for accessibility problems

Reviewing internal processes and ensuring that all staff involved are effectively trained (5 mins)

Basic checks for accessibility – Where do you need to address the problem and how (20 mins)

  • Image alternatives
  • Video and Audio content
  • Documents
  • Websites (intro)
  • Other comms
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Afternoon Break
1:15 pm
Session 4: Achieving Accessibility Under the New Standard

Which web content accessibility guidelines do you need to adhere to and understand WCAG 2.1 (30 mins)

  • Learn about the process of testing sites for accessibility using automatic scanning tools versus an audit (15 mins)
  • Live testing exercise (10 mins)
  • Understanding accessibility evaluations and testing results (5 mins)

Issue reporting, exclusions and disproportionate burden – what is it and what does it apply to (10 mins)

How diverse user testing can inform accessibility audits and future development plans (5 mins)

Discussing common accessibility issues and how to overcome them (20 mins)

Creating content, including dynamic and visual, with accessibility in mind (10 mins)

Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Break
2:45 pm
Session 5: Open Questions and Accessibility Clinic

In the final session, we want delegates to be able to ask any questions that they feel we haven’t fully addressed, and welcome the discussion of real issues delegates are facing

This is a chance for delegates to get some consultancy time with us and a chance for real expert advice on their real issues

Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
3:30 pm
Summary and Close

*programme subject to change

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