Accessible mobile development

Learn how to include accessibility when building a mobile application

Date and time

Thursday 5 August - 13:00 - 14:30 BST

If the date for this training has now passed, the recording, when ready, will be available to purchase below. Alternatively, you can join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

Location

Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility

  • 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.

If the date for this training has now passed, the recording, when ready, will be available to purchase below. Alternatively, you can join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

If you have any issues making your booking, and/or if you have any questions please email training@abilitynet.org.uk

Why you should attend

If you're building or releasing a mobile application, you need to be building accessible applications. On this course learn the basics of testing the application, and building the basic components with accessibility in mind.

At the end of the course you will be able to start including accessibility into the development process and reduce the number of issues found by the test team or external test agencies.

Who is this training for

This course is aimed at those wishing to learn the basics for creating accessible mobile applications. To use these starting points to be added into your daily work, and expand your knowledge of building accessible applications.
 
This course is particularly applicable for developers of mobile applications, but may also be of interest to others directly involved in the production and development of mobile content like testers and designers.
 
Attendees will need some awareness of accessibility standards and this course will focus on how these can be applied practically

What will be covered

This new training course will give the starting blocks of how to include accessibility when building a mobile application. It will help developers to do a quick check of their code and to understand the basic requirements in iOS and Android builds.
 
This course will look at:

  • The statistics for mobile usage in the UK and assistive technology
  • High-level review of design and testing the applications of how to use the screen readers
  • Use of advanced testing tools such as the Accessibility Scanner and Accessibility Inspector, as well as lint checks and automated testing frameworks
  •  How to build accessible components for iOS and Android applications looking at:

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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

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 our 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 our trainer

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Helen Burge is a Senior Accessibility and Usability Consultant with AbilityNet.

Her background includes digital roles at Applause, Tenon.io and Deque. Helen has worked extensively in accessibility testing, learning from developers about the most effective way to find and report issues.

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, lead webinars, and run workshops.