Upcoming Kingston Arts Council Events


Introduction to Website Accessibility + Accessible Social Media

Wednesday, November 17, 1–2:30PM

Join us on November 17 for a webinar with Accessibility Services Canada.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3mAwRvy


Introduction to Website Accessibility

Gain an understanding of how people with various disabilities access your website and how websites can be made accessible. Participants will learn about the background and theory of website accessibility, how accessibility effects visitors to your site, and what changes you can immediately make to increase the accessibility of your site.

Learning outcomes:
• Website accessibility and factors that create barriers
• How people with disabilities use assistive technologies to navigate the internet
• How web accessibility impacts organizations
• Easy to apply tips on removing digital accessibility barriers


Accessible Social Media

Do you wonder how accessible your organization’s social media posts are? Would you like to make your tweets, Instagram stories and Facebook posts inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities? This webinar will cover some general guidelines for creating accessible social media posts, review common pitfalls, and discuss both accessibility features available on different platforms and some workarounds you could use when built in accessibility features are not available.

Topics include:
• General recommendations for accessible social media content
• Common accessibility pitfalls in social media posts
• Accessibility features and workarounds


Registration and access

Register here: https://bit.ly/3mAwRvy
The workshop is free, and the Kingston Arts Council is encouraging donations.

ASL interpretation and live captioning will be available for participants. Please indicate your access preferences when signing up.

The workshop will last 1.5 hours, and will not be recorded. Please note that the event will accept a maximum of 40 participants. Please email laura@artskingston.ca with any questions regarding this workshop.


About Accessibility Services Canada

Accessibility Services Canada (formerly Accessibility Ontario) is a training and development organization that helps nonprofits and businesses in Canada to understand and comply with provincial accessibility legislation. They have helped thousands of organizations successfully meet, and exceed, their legal requirements. A trusted and respected provider of training and consultation on accessibility, Accessibility Services Canada brings solutions to organization’s needs at each phase of compliance. Whether it is risk mitigation, complex multi-year strategies, barrier identification, accessibility audits, or ongoing training requirements, they are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all organizations.