On Wednesday, November 17, Accessibility Services Canada led a workshop in collaboration with Kingston Arts Council titled Introduction to Website Accessibility + Accessible Social Media.

In the first half, participants gained an understanding of how people whose lives include disabilities might access their websites and how websites can be made accessible. Participants learned about the background and theory of website accessibility, how accessibility effects visitors to their site, and what changes can be immediately made to increase the accessibility of a website.

The second part of the event covered more general guidelines for creating accessible social media posts, reviewing common pitfalls, and discussing accessibility features available on different platforms. It also offered some workarounds that one could use when built in accessibility features are not available.

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.