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PRACTICAL ACCESSIBILITY - UX TRAINING
Tue 4 April 2017, 09:30 – 17:30 BST
About the course
This course covers all of the basics from how, why and when testing should be used through to executing a test and acting on the results.
It's fun, it's interactive, you will meet interesting people to exchange ideas and experiences with.
A major element of the day is practical:
- You will be introduced to a screen reader user who will demonstrate how they use this adaptive technology, and will walk through several sites (including yours if you wish)
- You will practice by analysing several sites/pages for basic accessibility
What will you learn?
- The need for and benefits of accessibility
- The people affected by accessibility
- Adaptive technologies used by people with disabilities
- Introduction to accessibility guidelines and standards (including WCAG 2.0)
- The legal position for accessibility and how to make sure you do not run foul of the law
- The business case for accessibility
- How to assess and test for basic accessibility
- Producing accessible content
- Producing accessible templates
- Producing accessible components
After completing the training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the legal position of accessibility
- Produce a business case for accessibility
- Be able to specify the required level of accessibility for their site/pages with confidence
- Test a site to check if it meets basic accessibility requirements
- Produce contents that are accessible
- Have an understanding of the requirements for producing an accessible site
- Reference additional resources to deepen their understanding of accessibility
- Pastries on arrival
- Hot & cold refreshments
- Fresh fruit
- Course materials
- Certificate of completion
About the trainer
Veronika Jermolina - Consultant
Veronika has over 6 years experience in User Experience Design. Which she first discovered during her MSc in Business Analysis from City University London. Her usual projects involve researching customer needs and translating those needs into clever solutions – sketches, wireframes and prototypes. Veronika's recent clients have included Boots, VISA, easyJet and the BBC.
Veronika has recently led the UX stream of a design and development project for Marie Curie. The project included up-front research, such as workshops and depth interviews that led to personas, mental models and an experience map. Following that Veronika was the lead UX designer in the Agile development process, where each sprint started with ideation and wireframes and concluded with testing and team debrief.
Veronika loves International research and talking to people in their native language, be it English, Russian, or Spanish and, well, talking! She gets excited talking about airports and cultural differences. Veronika can also actively listen (nod and respond) in Catalan and occasionally tune in to a conversation in Estonian.
Veronika is an active member of the UX community and regularly attends and speaks at events. Her recent talks were at the UXPA UK, UCD2013 and UX Sheffield. She also gives an annual lecture on Inclusive Design to City University HCI master's students.
Veronika is the accessibility and inclusive design lead at Bunnyfoot. She teaches our Accessibility and Inclusive design and Usability testing courses. In her spare time she likes to stay on top of the latest ideas in UX and study related disciplines, like graphic design.