Understanding accessibility evaluations and testing results

Analyse your data and identify where you need to focus your attention for accessibility

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To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

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  • Thursday 11 August 2022
  • 13:00 to 14:30 BST

If the date for this training has now passed, the recording, when ready, will be available to purchase below. Or if the date of this training is not suitable for you, look at our calendar and join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training course is repeated in the near future. Alternatively, you can contact us about your needs.

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If you have any questions please email training@abilitynet.org.uk

Why you should attend

Understanding whether your website, apps or digital services are accessible and meet accessibility regulations is important. Undertaking or commissioning an accessibility audit can be a daunting task if you have limited knowledge of tests that will be undertaken, the standards you will be measured against and the evaluation you will receive. And once you’ve received the results you need to know how to prioritise the work to remediate issues.

In this course we will take you through the principles and methods used to measure accessibility compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Standards. We will look at some tools that can be used for automated checks and other approaches for validating accessibility conformance. 

Who is this training for

This course is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers, testers and content creators looking to develop further accessibility skills. While not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that prospective attendees of this session also attend the session “How to begin your own accessibility testing”  if you have no prior knowledge of accessibility testing. 

  • Product owners / managers in development environments
  • Developers 
  • Testers

May also be of interest to:

  • Designers
  • Content creators
  • Managers (at an organisational level) 

What will be covered

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • understand how accessibility conformance is evaluated and reported compared to other testing approaches
  • compare the outputs of automated testing tools to manual approaches
  • consider factors that influence the prioritisation of accessibility issues.

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location: Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform


  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019

Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What previous attendees say

"Very insightful and informative."  
"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 
“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”

Meet your trainer

Nick Freear

Nick Freear

Nick Freear is an Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet.

His role includes carrying out design reviews, accessibility audits, user testing and providing in-depth consultancy to organisations on web accessibility and usability.

His professional background includes working as an Educational Technology (Web) Developer at The Open University.

He is accredited with the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) qualification awarded by the IAAP, and holds a BEng (Hons) and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Nick also enjoys cycling and walking in the great outdoors.

About our training team

Our trainers have decades of experience between them. They deliver accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in the accessibility of enterprise-level agile projects. They regularly champion accessibility at conferences and run workshops.