The New Standard on Accessibility: WCAG 2 …
Web, Office, InDesign, PDF
OCAD University IDRC, 49 McCaul, Toronto
in The Red Lab, room number 4904
June 29, 2015
World class speaker on accessibility
Watch David Berman talk about the course
08:35 to 09:00: breakfast
09:00 to 10:15: Why We Should Care, Deficits, Assistive Technologies
10:15 to 10:30: break
10:30 to 11:45: AODA, Standard on Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0 Principle 1
12:00 to 13:00: Lunch break
13:00 to 14:15: WCAG 2.0 Principles 2 and 3 through
14:15 to 14:30: break
14:30 to 16:30: WCAG 2.0 Principles 4, testing tools, Beyond AA
About the course
David Berman will convince you why universal design is important for everybody; to broaden your audience, to comply with the law, to drive down costs, or simply to be socially responsible. He will also provide in-depth familiarity with W3C WCAG 2.0 success criteria.
These guidelines will help your Word, Powerpoint, Excel, InDesign, or PDF documents and Web presence be more effective resources for your entire audience including your most frequent visitor: Google. Youll also gain familiarity with the assistive technologies that help people with specific disabilities and difficulties.
Finally, youll venture into where accessibility meets usability. Not only will you leave with ideas you can use right away, you may also gain a whole new attitude towards how technology can improve lives. By the end of the day you will not only be aware of why accessibility and standards affect everyone: youll be equipped with a thorough understanding of what you need to do, and how to do it best.
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For whom will this course be useful?
- UX/Interaction designers
- Graphic designers
- Content publishers
- Project managers
About David Berman
Expert Speaker on Design, Ethics, Social Responsibility
Davids 30 years of experience and technique have helped hundreds of organizations get great things done.
David has been named a high level-advisor to the U.N. on how an accessible internet can help fulfill the Millenium Development Goals. The World Wide Web Foundation had him audit Web accessibility for over 30 countries in 2013.
In 2000, David Berman rededicated his career to leveraging his experience and credentials to help spread the idea that visual communications can, and will, help repair the World. In so doing he has struck a chord with many, including Vint Cerf, Vice President of Google (and father of the Internet) who read Davids book on social responsibility and design, Do Good Design, and commented, I found great resonance with David Bermans ideas. Ive sent copies of his book to a number of friends.
His career as an expert speaker, facilitator, communications strategist, judge, and graphic and environmental designer has involved him in developing dozens of events in over 30 countries.
His clients include IBM, International Space Station, World Bank, Norwegian Design Council, the Aga Khan Foundation, Environment Canada, Health Canada, Parks Canada, Statistics Canada, and Treasury Board.
In 1999, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada named him a Fellow for his sustainability work. David was elected V.P. Ethics of the Society in 2000, and since has served as Ethics Chair. In 2005, he became a Vice-President of Icograda, the World body for graphic design, which organizes global conferences.
His opinions have been featured on CBC, the Financial Post, and Marketing.
David is a National Professional Member of CAPS and the International Federation for Professional Speakers.
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*$75 discount for Early Tiger registration (at least 28 days before course).
**$150 discount for members of professional organizations who help us get the word out, including CapCHI, CMA, CPRS, EAC, GDC, IABC, IxDA, PPPC, PWAC, and RGD Ontario and for clients of our marketing partners for this workshop.
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Reviewed April 30, 2015