Accessibility for developers (advanced) - JavaScript and SPA Considerations

An introduction to the key aspects of web accessibility and inclusive design, relevant to web developers using modern JavaScript frameworks.

Date and time

Thursday 29 April 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30 BST


  • 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

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Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

You may also be interested in our Accessibility for Developers (Intermediate) course, which takes place on 22 April 2021.

Length of course: 1.5 hours

Why you should attend

Our training helps your team deliver accessible and inclusive products and services first time, every time, by embedding best practice in your processes and offering valuable insights to every member of your teams.

Starting with the impact vanilla JavaScript can have on accessibility, we then focus on the modern Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), looking at how to deploy Single Page Applications (SPAs) accessibly, how to tame focus and manage change announcements.

By thinking about accessibility and inclusion from the start you can prevent costly fixes at the end of a project, and also improve the user experience for everyone, not just your disabled customers.

Who is this training for

This course is primarily aimed at front-end developers, but may also be of interest to designers and managers who wish to better understand how certain design considerations may impact the overall development.

The level of training is advanced - you will require a knowledge of accessibility standards, coding and testing techniques.

What will be covered

Attendees will learn accessibility topics including:

  • JavaScript and common accessibility issues
  • Event Handling
  • Native vs Custom Controls
  • Progressive Enhancement
  • Managing change and focus within SPAs

At the end of this course you will know how to:

  • Use JavaScript in an accessible way, avoiding common mistakes
  • Deploy SPAs accessibly
  • Manage focus and announcements in a way that doesn't disorient users

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


Why train with us?

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

“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 our trainer

Image of Alice Taylor, trainer for AbilityNet

Alice Taylor joined AbilityNet after spending five years working as a Front End Developer in a range of digital agencies.

As a senior accessibility consultant in our Accessibility Services Team, Alice provides in-depth auditing of web/mobile websites and applications, and carries out design, wireframe and specialist assistive technology reviews, for a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors.