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Accessibility of Software

3 days

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Description

After barrier-free websites, mobile applications, software-supported internal processes and program interfaces have long been required by law in public administration, a similar obligation will be extended to the private sector across Europe from June 28, 2025. Electronic commerce, apps for passenger transportation services, communication and banking services, and ticket vending machines, for example, must then be accessible.

The training “Accessibility of Software” provides a comprehensive overview of the basic details of the legal requirement, HTML and ARIA examples illustrate the possibilities of implementation, and practical exercises directly consolidate what has been shown. Thus, the training provides the knowledge to master the legally required compliance with currently 50! requirements of the WCAG. In addition to the WCAG currently to be implemented, it also already covers those new WCAG requirements that are expected to be updated as a legal requirement in the near future, and it addresses further requirements of the BFSG and the European standard EN 301 549 that software must fulfill in order to be accessible. It also explains the relationship of accessibility with usability, UX and UI, and classifies accessibility in human-centered design.

Your Benefits

You will be able to develop software systematically with a focus on accessibility.

You will learn what accessibility includes and how to create it in mostly simple adaptations during programming.

You will be able to apply the knowledge directly in architecture, conception, design and programming.

You will know what legal obligations exist and how to implement them.

You will know what is important in accessibility of software applications and how to achieve it.

You will be able to take care of the accessibility of your application yourself, without needing external support.

Audience

The training is intended for software developers, interaction designers, visual designers, screen designers, information architects, and executives who want to build knowledge about accessibility, strengthen and expand existing knowledge, and learn HTML and ARIA best practices for accessible design of a wide range of UI elements.

Training Objectives

Understand why all users benefit from accessibility and how it differs from disability.

Know the relationship between accessibility, usability, UX, and UI.

Know what legal requirements and principles exist regarding accessibility and apply methods to implement them.

Describe what WCAG are and how to implement them.

Be able to recognize and avoid accessibility errors

Be able to write text alternatives for non-text information

Be able to integrate Accessibility into Human-Centered Design

Be able to create personas

Know how to test websites for accessibility.

Your Trainers

Dr. Andreas Maier

INNOQ

accessibility, requirements engineering and UX

Andreas Maier is a computational linguist and worked for 10 years as a software engineer in a research institute before he joined INNOQ. He focuses on the areas of requirements engineering, usability engineering, accessibility and user experience. Users are always at the centre of his activities. Therefore, in the context of his doctorate he dealt with the identification and specification of hedonic quality in user requirements.

In-House Training

You can also book this training as an in-house training course exclusively for your team. Please use the enquiry form for more details.

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