Only about 45% of disabled adults are employed. The Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership aims to work with employers to convey the benefits of employing disabled people and increasing employers’ confidence, awareness and capacity to do so. As part of this, Lead Scotland is holding 10 free webinars about online accessibility for employers. Each 1 hour webinar will cover a different aspect of accessibility for websites, social media, online forms and emails so you can appeal to and support disabled employees. Our advice is in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These webinars will be suitable for people involved in their organisation’s online presence (website development, social media, email newsletters, etc.) but you definitely do not need to be an IT expert.
The colour of your text, and the contrast between this and your background, can drastically affect readability for users with dyslexia, visual impairments, and colour-blindness. The best options for disabled people are not uniform (someone with dyslexia could have very different requirements to someone with colour-blindness), and they can also not be intuitive to people without the corresponding disability. We’ll look at how to think about colour and contrast to create accessible content, and we’ll consider useful tools to really get to grips with the key messages.
We know that webinars can present accessibility challenges for some disabled people. We are committed to finding ways to overcome these challenges so everyone can participate within the webinars. Please tell us if you have any access requirements in the form below.