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The EU Web Accessibility Directive – Creating accessible digital content

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards.

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA) is holding a series of information seminars and training webinars on the Directive.  The series is relevant to public bodies, industry and disabled persons organisations and aims to build awareness of the Directive, the legal obligations in places on public bodies as well as the standards that public websites and mobile apps must comply with. It also aims to provide practical advice on improving accessibility of public sector website and mobile app going forward, and show you how to evaluate your own website.

Web and mobile app accessibility is essential for persons with disabilities to able to participate fully in society. It is a key component of a Universally Designed service and brings huge improvements to public services for everyone regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. 

During this seminar you will:

  • Learn about the requirements under the Directive to publish accessible content to your website;
  • Find out about organisational strategies for creating and publishing written web content that is in an accessible format that is easy to read and understand;
  • Learn the basics about creating accessible office file formats such as Word and PDF.

No prior accessibility knowledge is required. This information seminar will be followed by a more in-depth and practical training webinar called “Accessibility for Copywriters” by AbilityNet on 9th December 2021.

Please note that this information seminar will take place on the Zoom platform. 

Please register here

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17th Nov (Wed)


Begins at 12:00 and ends at 13:00


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