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Digital accessibility: Optimising website content

Wednesday 7 July 2021
10:00 – 11:30
Via Zoom

This is an interactive session with our Digital Engagment Officer, Rachel Cartwright – 15 places available.

About the Session:

Note: This is a focused session on accessibility – we will not be talking about digital engagement strategies or social media engagement.

It will cover: online accessibility requirements (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA) and look at practical applications for your own website.This includes: publishing accessible copy, images and accessibility statements. There will be practical tips and a guide for implementing in your museum.The WCAG guidelines have been put in place to make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity. Organisations should meet ‘level AA’ requirements as a minimum.

Who should attend?

This session is designed for those who already work on creating content online and publish on your museum’s website. Suitable for both paid staff and volunteers.

Note: this session was delivered in May 2020 so if you attended this then we do not advise that you need to repeat this session.