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Training webinar: Introduction to Accessibility

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards.

The Irish Computer Society (ICS), in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA), is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The first of our training webinars will give an introduction to Accessibility and is provided by AbilityNet. 

Making your digital products and services accessible for all, can improve the experience for all users, as well as ensuring that individuals with disabilities can gain equal access. However, learning about digital accessibility can be daunting when faced with an array of legal, technical and medical guidance. 

In this session we will:

  • Present the legal, moral and commercial case for ensuring websites, apps and documents are accessible to all;
  • Demonstrate how people with disabilities use assistive technology or customise their experience in order to access digital products and services;
  • Introduce the principles of digital accessibility and the international standards used to assess if content will be accessible to all users.

If you are new to the field of digital accessibility, we recommend you attend this course to familiarise yourself with these general principles first. This course can also act as an introduction to accessibility for people considering studying for the IAAP CPACC qualification.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the advantages of embedding digital accessibility within products and services;
  • Define the POUR principles of digital accessibility;
  • Explain why the social model of disability fits with UK and European accessibility and equality legislation and how this underpins the principles of digital accessibility.

Level of training: Introductory. No prior accessibility knowledge required.

Who is this training for? This training is suitable for anyone interested in digital accessibility who is new to the field

Please note that this webinar will take place on the Zoom platform. 

Please register here


21st Oct (Thu)


Begins at 10:30 and ends at 12:00


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