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YOUR MONTHLY WEB ACCESSIBILITY UPDATE

September 2020

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Good morning <<First Name>>,

It's been a big month for us at Web Key IT, so we bring this month's newsletter to you a little later than usual, but still an enjoyable read during your tea break I am sure!

I've just moved from Perth to Adelaide to reunite with my husband who is in the Airforce, and I am always moved by how welcoming and kind people are all over Australia, it makes me feel very blessed to live here. That being said, I am ready for summer!

Hope you are warm, healthy and safe, wherever you are.

- Emma Murray

 

Digital Accessibility 101

21st September 2020, by Amanda Mace
It’s been a busy month, as I wrote in the last newsletter, this past month included the launch of the W3C Australia - Western Region Chapter, which is proudly hosted by Web Key IT. We had a great turn-out virtually and in-person and the speakers were absolutely fantastic. Thank you to those of you who made it. If you were not able to be there on the day, or simply would love to hear one of the talks again, we have uploaded the entire recorded Zoom session to our YouTube channel. I highly recommend taking the time to listen to the talks.

We are very excited to announce that we are once again looking for expressions of interest in our 1-day Digital Accessibility 101 course for next month on October 27th. This course provides practical resources to enable more accessible design. It is a great introductory course to gain insight into what digital accessibility is, what the standards are, how it affects people and some simple tests for conducting a novice evaluation. Hands-on practice and group discussions help reinforce the content learnt in the theory sections. The course will take place at ATI Mirage on Hay Street in the CBD from 9am until 4pm with expert instructors from Web Key IT. The price for this course is $495 +GST or if you book early, we have an early bird price of $450 +GST. Cost includes lunch and all training materials. Email us if you're interested today!

Also, in training news, this month we have updated Web Key IT’s 16 Steps . These updated steps include new tools and browsers, leaving behind tools and browsers no longer supported. In the past edition, we provided simple instructions for the screen reader NVDA, however in the latest edition we also advise and give instructions for the software "VoiceOver" on Apple’s MacBook. Need a website to practice on? We have recently built two new demo websites:
Both look very similar, relieving us of the terrible untruth that accessible equals unattractive. Check them out as you follow through our new version of the 16 steps! 

Can you spot the differences?

Talk to you next month!

Amanda Mace
General Manager & ACS Certified Professional

 

Upcoming Events  Calendar icon

 

Web Directions (Code)
4th-25th September 2020 (every Friday)
Online
More information here

Perth Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetups
Tuesday, 20th October 2020
Dome Cafe, Northbridge, WA
7:30-9:00am
Read more about the Accessibility Meetup group

Toronto Accessibility Conference (#aLLyTO)
21st-24th October 2020
Online
More information here

Web Accessibility 101: One Day Course
27th October 2020
ATI Mirage, Hay Street, Perth WA
Email us for more information

Web Directions (Product)
6th-27th November 2020 (every Friday)
Online
More information here
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