ARCHIVED WORKSHOP 
20/04/2019

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Duration: 
10.00 - 14.00
Location: 
Impact Hub Athens

There are over one billion people with disabilities all around the world, or about 15-20% of the population. Because of this number, all those involved in the creation - building a website, app or platform have a great responsibility. But where does someone start, who wants to have their website or web app accessible?

In this UXProdigy course you will get a solid introduction to web accessibility. 

 

In this workshop you will learn 
  • How important it is to have an accessible website / app for people with disabilities and older people
  • Which are the common barriers that people with disabilities and older people experience during their visit in a website
  • How the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and other components can hep you in achieving an accessible website / app
  • How to apply basic principles of accessibility during the preparation of web content
  • How to carry out preliminary checks (both easy and advanced) of websites for accessibility and communicate the results

 

Who will benefit 
  • Web designers / visual designers
  • Authors and Copywriters 
  • UX and product designers
  • Product managers and project managers
  • Business owners / Startuppers
Agenda 
Introduction – Learning goals of the workshop
Why web accessibility? The ethical, law and business aspects
Learn how someone with disabilities is using your website / web app
What are the WAI guidelines and how they can help you
Basic principles of web accessibility design and content creation
Practice time – Find out how accessible a website is and apply basic web accessibility fixes on it
Trainer 

Panos Koutsodimitropoulos

Product Design & Continuous Improvement Supervisor at Greek Yellow Pages

Panos works for xo.gr (Greek Yellow Pages) as a product design & continuous improvement supervisor. He worked as a graphic designer from 1995 to 2000. Until 2008, he worked as a senior web designer for: Cyberce, Actiglobe and IDEAL Group (IDEAL Systems and IDEAL Electronics - Toshiba). From 2008 until 2015, prior to his current role, he worked for Greek Yellow Pages as a User Experience Designer.

He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in visual communication and interactive media from the University of Derby (in collaboration with the Vakalo, Art and Design College). He also studied for a BA in the Department of Graphic Design of the Faculty of Graphic Arts & Design of the Technological Educational Insitute (TEI) of Athens. Finally, he holds a BSc. in physical education and sport science from the University of Athens.

Fees Include 
  • Copies of slides, notes and resources

  • Certification of attendance

  • Pizza, refreshments and coffee