Over the past 20 years, in my work at the community college as well as new client projects, I’ve worked on dozens of existing websites that were created without semantic HTML.
The sites all had common issues:
- Headings that used bolded paragraphs instead of heading tags like
h2, etc. to add structure
- Lists created with
- Data tables with unusual coding practices
And each project I worked on, I did my best to improve the HTML on the site.
Because it improved accessibility, allowing everyone to interact with the content.
Plus, it was easier to code and maintain the content with semantic HTML.
Which is why I’m excited about Knowbility’s online Authoring Accessibility Content Workshop on April 30, 2020. (Note: the date for the workshop has changed. It was originally planned for March 26, 2020.)
In the full-day workshop, Emily Lewis will demonstrate how to solve common accessibility issues with standardized code to build faster pages for better search engine optimization (SEO).
Read on to learn more about the workshop.
Authoring Accessible Content Workshop
The online workshop is useful for anyone involved in web development who wants to learn about semantic HTML, how to use it, and the advantages it offers for quick development, easier maintenance, and better SEO.
No requirements, but knowledge of HTML, CSS, and browser inspection tools is helpful.
In the workshop, Lewis will share:
- Examples of common accessibility issues, and how semantic HTML can solve those issues
- Keyboard-only interactions
- Screen reader announcements
so attendees can experience first-hand how semantic HTML allows everyone to interact with your content, without any barriers.
Lewis will show attendees how they can create common site content using semantic and accessible design patterns for:
- User interface controls
- Data tables
- Media: images, video, and audio
Registration and Workshop Details
The workshop will be held Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 9:30am to 1:30pm Central Daylight time.
Registration is available on Eventbrite for individuals at $349 U.S. dollars with a $13.81 fee.
Special rates are available for academic and group registration.
The basis of an accessible website is semantic HTML.
Whether you’re a long-time web developer or starting out, this full-day workshop offers an excellent opportunity to learn semantic HTML or reinforce your HTML knowledge for your website projects.
I’ve attended previous Knowbility online workshops and was able to apply what I learned immediately to my work projects. I’m registered for the workshop, I hope you’ll join me!