New webinar to help businesses create more accessible websites

  • The Department for Work & Pensions and Texthelp have created a new webinar which will set out an 8 step plan to create an accessible and inclusive website.

    The creators of the webinar say that inclusive and accessible digital experiences are more important now than ever before as 1 billion people across the world live with a disability and the average reading age in the UK is 9. 

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    The creators also say that digital platforms, content, campaigns and social media posts should be easily accessed and understood by all. Businesses that fail to do this are excluding huge portions of their potential online audiences.

    Creating an accessible and inclusive website isn’t a simple checkbox exercise but a process. After all, websites are forever changing with new images, documents, videos and content being added constantly. The creators of the webinar say that maintaining digital accessibility is part of the journey too. It’s also not the responsibility of one person, but the role of many.

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    Craig Abbot, Head of Accessibility at DWP and Donna Thomson, Inclusive Content Specialist at Texthelp will guide antendees through their 8 step plan to creating and managing accessible websites and content. They will also explore how to gain business buy-in and prioritise action.  

    Sign up for the webinar on October 21st to join live, get advice and ask questions from the experts. 

    The webinar will be beneficial for anyone hoping to optimise their online presence, improve brand reputation, and boost bottom line by building more inclusive marketing and digital experiences. 

    Source: Written from press release.

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