21NTC Session
IT

Workshop: Removing Digital Barriers – How to Evaluate Accessibility in Your Websites

Description

Have you ever felt excluded from any activity? Thousands of people live that feeling every day due to the barriers that exist in society. Web accessibility is one of the rights that users have when using and browsing our websites.

In this workshop you will learn the importance of evaluating the accessibility of websites to eliminate those barriers in the digital field. You will be able to know how to use an evaluation tool for your website and verify if it complies with modern web accessibility regulations.

Explore new tools to boost your accessibility skills, learn how to interpret the guidelines from the WCAG 2.1 and where to find very useful resources.


Session Type

60 minute workshop

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about a simple tool to complement automated accessibility testing
  • Practice with real life examples with guide from experts
  • Reduce the amount of false positives and negatives in your audits

Target Audience

Business, marketing, technical & non technical web administrators, people starting in accessibility

Tags

AccessibilityEvaluationWebsitesWorkshop

Speakers

Alberto Rojas

Sr

Manatí

I’m the co-founder and CEO at Manatí, a web digital agency from Costa Rica where we create websites that drive progress through human centered design, strategy and world class web development using open source technologies.

I have more then 19 years of experience in the web, where I have been a consultant in digital strategy and open source technologies adoption in government, non profits and higher ed, both in Costa Rica and the US. I’ve been part of the NTC community for the past 2 years, been involved in the Drupal local and global community for the past 6 years, where I help co-organize the local Drupal Camp in Costa Rica.

I’ve served in the Digital Government Committee at the Chamber of Information Technologies and Communications of Costa Rica (CAMTIC) and in the Citizen Participation and Open Government Commission at the Presidential House in Costa Rica.

Details

Day

Tuesday
March 23, 2021

Time

9:45am – 10:45am