About the event

Public sector service providers are presented with a unique challenge: building online services that can be used by a wide range of people, irrespective of their abilities, interaction modalities or user agents. The objective of this workshop is to provide a well-rounded view of the area of web accessibility, including concepts and practices that can be adopted in the various stages of an online service’s lifecycle.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to (a) understand core concepts related to accessibility, universal design and inclusive design, (b) understand how user agents and assistive technologies work, (c) understand the importance of semantic HTML in the context of web accessibility, (d) understand WCAG principles, guidelines and success criteria, (e) understand WAI-ARIA and associated authoring practices and (f) understand how to devise an accessibility testing strategy.

The workshop will be delivered by Dr Chris Porter, a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta. Chris has a PhD in Computer Science from University College London (UCL). His research is primarily in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, focusing on web accessibility, assistive technologies and software engineering. Chris also manages the Human Computer Interaction Lab within the Faculty of ICT.

The workshop is being jointly organised by the eSkills Foundation, the Malta Communications Authority and the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology at the University of Malta.