Web accessibility techniques and testing

Web Accessibility Techniques and Testing teaches how to test for accessibility issues within a website or web application and practical techniques to resolve them. We’ll demonstrate design and code solutions to achieve WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, as well as usability and accessibility best practices gathered through our research and user testing across various disability groups. 

This course is in alignment with the Australian Human Rights Commission’s World Wide Web Access Advisory Notes and the Australian Government’s Digital Service Standard.

Our virtual training is live and interactive with an experienced instructor, and is run as 2 hour sessions over a 4 week period. 

The training sessions are live and interactive. Each attendee requires access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good internet connection, and either a headset or microphone and speakers. Instructions for Zoom will be sent with the invitation. You will receive a copy of the handbook and instructions via email prior to the first training session.


"A must if you are serious about universal access and improving the web for everyone. Practical and immediately useful advice on improving all websites combined with focused feedback on your own organisation's website. Thoroughly recommend it." Matt P. Productivity Commission

"This is a well-structured and well-paced course with helpful supporting materials. It has significantly increased my knowledge and understanding of web accessibility issues, and, as a non-developer, my confidence around code-related aspects of testing." Linley K. Victoria Legal Aid

"Matt's presentation was dynamic and interesting. Not easy when you are talking to screens displaying people's names. Appreciated the humour and the excellent knowledge of the topic."


Please follow the date links below to register for the training:

Thursday, October 28, November 4, 11, 18

Thursday, November 25, December 2, 9, 16

Please email us to be added to the waitlist for future training sessions:



Full Fee:

  • $595 incl GST per registration

Group Discount (over 4 attendees)

  • $535 incl GST per registration

Course Content

Designed for maximum engagement and flexible delivery, learning exercises and examples are provided and questions encouraged in this lecture-style presentation. Those with a basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS will gain the most from this course.

1.Background to accessibility:

  • WCAG 2.1 principles and structure
  • Legal requirements in Australia
  • How people with disabilities access the web

2. Techniques for desktop, mobile and responsive design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, ARIA):

  • Images
  • Geospatial information 
  • Forms
  • Visual design
  • Multimedia
  • Page structure
  • Mobile sites and apps
  • Navigation
  • Language 
  • Data tables
  • Scripting
  • HTML validation

3. Testing tools and approaches

Course Enquiries

Phone: 1300 367 055 
Email: digitalaccess@visionaustralia.org