Hands-on Session on Ensuring the Accessibility of Your Web Resources
Video Recording: https://youtu.be/2c6PIW1Zyho
Imagine you received a 30-page long document without any indication of chapters and subtitles, just 30 pages of plain text?
Imagine a document that is full of graphs and images, but appears as empty to some of its visitors?
Many documents are not accessible. Making information accessible is not more expensive or more complicated. It only requires some awareness, slight shift in your production process and time to getting used to it.
In response to requests and to increase awareness and knowledge, UNICEF and the IASC Results Group 2 arranged a hands-on session on ensuring the accessibility of your web resources.
During the session you will learn what components make documents accessible for all, including people who are using screen reader software (e.g people who are blind, those with dyslexia) and how to ensure that these components are integrated into every document we develop. You will also learn how to use an accessibility checker and receive information about additional resources on improving accessibility of digital materials. This will be a hands on training, and all participants will be using the attached sample document.
The training will be facilitated by Anna Burlyaeva, from the Disability Section of UNICEF and Vibhu Sharma, Associate Policy officer and UN Volunteer who has disability.
Space is limited, so be among the first to register by using the following link: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/92620727433 Password: 418267
Note: this particular meeting will focus on the tools to make navigation of the document easy. While it means we can make the document accessible for most audiences, we will not be able to cover all types of disability. For example, to ensure that person with intellectual disability will benefit from the same text, the document may need to be re-written in easy-to-read format. This is out of scope of this particular training, but we will be sharing resources on this topic.