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Trainings on Web Accessibility

ITS will be hosting two training sessions on web accessibility to raise the awareness of University members on this important subject. These training sessions will be conducted during the Equal Opportunity Festival 2017 to be organised by the Equal Opportunity Unit from October 27 to November 10, 2017.

The session for general users aims at giving general users an overview on the concept of web accessibility and the essential elements in designing barrier-free, accessible websites for all people, including those who are visually impaired or have certain movement limitations.  Another training session for departmental webmasters (or web administrators) covers more in-depth and technical knowledge for enhancing their departmental websites in conformance with the common web accessibility requirements. 

1. Training on Web Accessibility for General Users

Discussion topics covered:

  • What is Web Accessibility?
  • Understanding the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Testing Techniques for Web Accessibility (Website & Mobile Application)

Date:    November 10, 2017 (Friday)
Time:    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue:  Convocation Room, Room 218, 2/F, Main Building
Registration: Please click here

No web design/editing skill is required for attending this training session.

2. Training on Web Accessibility for Webmasters or Web Administrators

This training session covers the guideline of web accessibility provided by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).  The aim is to encourage the adoption of accessibility design to facilitate access to online information and services by all segments of the community, including persons with disabilities.   Departmental webmaster and web administrators who possess basic web editing knowledge and are responsible for website design and/or maintenance are welcome to join.

Discussions topics covered:

  • Introduction to the Web/Mobile App Accessibility Campaign organised by OGCIO
  • Practical information and resources to facilitate implement web/mobile app accessibility
  • Testing Techniques for Web Accessibility

Date:    November 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time:    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: Convocation Room, Room 218, 2/F, Main Building
Registration: Please click here

Staff and students who have not attended similar training sessions before are encouraged to attend.

For enquiries, please contact the undersigned.


Victor Chan
User Services Team
Tel: 3917 5303
Email: chvchan@hku.hk