UKOLN Making Web Sites Accessible

Brian Kelly (UKOLN) and Lawrie Phipps (TechDis) facilitated a half-day seminar on Making Web Sites Accessible which was held at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 7th November 2002. The local organiser is Rachel Scudamore.

The seminar built on a previous event at Nottingham on Making Web sites Accessible.

Session Details

Aims And Objectives
This session will address issues concerned with accessibility of Web sites, with particular reference to recent disability legislation that requires the University to make all of its services accessible. By the end of the session, participants will:
Who Should Attend?
Staff responsible for managing and/or building University Web sites.
Tutor input, hands-on web site evaluation exercises and group discussions.


The timetable for the workshop is given below.

Time Topic Comments
13:45-13:50 Introduction Brief presentation about the session.
Presentation 1: Introduction
[MS PowerPoint format] - [HTML format]
13:50-14:00 Web Accessibility Logos Presentation by Lawrie Phipps
[MS PowerPoint format] - [HTML format]
14:00-14:10 Your Concerns Group exercise in which participants get to know each other and discuss their concerns in providing accessible Web services.
Exercise 1: Session Aims
[MS Word format] - [HTML format]
14:05-14:45 Evaluating Web Site Accessibility Hands-on exercise in which participants will evaluate the accessibility of their Web site using a variety of tools.
Exercise 2: Evaluating Web Site Accessibility
[MS Word format] - [HTML format]
Exercise 3: Looking At Communities
[MS Word format] - [HTML format]
14:45-15:00 Review Participants will report back on their findings.
15:00-15:15 Coffee  
15:15-15:25 Brainstorm Session Group session (led by Lawrie Phipps)
15:25-15:50 Providing Accessible Web Sites Group discussions on approaches to providing accessible Web sites (led by Brian Kelly).
Presentation: Challenges We Face - Introducing the Exercises
[MS PowerPoint format] - [HTML format]
Exercise 4: Developing An Accessibility Policy
[MS Word format] - [HTML format]
Exercise 5: Implementing An Accessibility Policy
[MS Word format] - [HTML format]
16:00-16:10 The Difficulties Presentation: Some Of The Difficulties
[MS PowerPoint format] - [HTML format]
16:10-16:20 Conclusions, led by Lawrie Phipps Workshop conclusions.

Accessibility Of This Page

Note that due to renditions of the link phrase "HTML format" and "MS PowerPoint Format" in the links to materials above, this page fails the Bobby AA test.