Training

Social Media and Website Content Accessibility Class

People want to work with companies who believe in the same things they do, and who put their values into action. 

Do you care about creating accessible social media and website content, but don’t know where to start? Are you afraid of getting it wrong, so you’ve decided to put it off?

Get the knowledge, skills and practice to make sure your social media and website content works for everyone.

March 6 and 7, 2024

10:00 am – 12:30 pm CST

The cost for the training is:
CAD $367.50 + Tax


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm CST

(March 13 and 14 9:00 am – 11:30 am AEST)

The cost for the training is:
CAD $367.50 + Tax

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This is what happens when your audience can’t access your online content.

If your website and social media content creates barriers for people with disabilities, your organization is telling disabled people (and everyone else) that they don’t matter. 

Whether you’re writing website copy, a blog post, a LinkedIn article, an Instagram caption or a tweet, your audience includes disabled people.

In fact, disabled people make up at least one-fifth of your audience – likely more.

Writing accessible online content isn’t hard, but it does take knowledge, skills and practice.

Accessibility isn’t something you do at the end of the writing process, it’s the completion of it, and something you think about from the very start.

The Accessible Social Media and Website Content Writing Class is designed to help

You’ll learn practical ways to create accessible social media and web content to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA) or higher over 2 half-day online sessions (5 hours total).

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What you’ll get:

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Live, instructor-led online training

5 hours of online training over 2 days to learn core concepts and apply your knowledge through practical exercises and small group activities. (2.5 hours each day)

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Pre-reading and homework to help you prep

Access to pre-reading and activities before the program starts to help you get the most out of the live classes.

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Resources and tools you can use after class

Part of the journey is learning as you go. You’ll get tip sheets and checklists you can use every day, plus real-time feedback on your content.

What you’ll learn:

The principles of digital accessibility – what it is and what it means


What accessibility levels, standards and guidelines are and the requirements for meeting them


The accessibility features of web and social media platforms and how to use them


How to write accessible social media and website content, including implications for graphics and visuals


How to assess the accessibility of your current online content


The moral, legal and financial risks associated with creating inaccessible social media and website content 

Dates & Times

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Classes are:

March 6 and 7, 2024 from 10:00 am – 12:30pm CST

March 12 and 13, 2024 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm CST (March 13 and 14, 2024 9:00 am – 11:30 am AEST)

Cost

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The cost for training is:

March 6 and 7 classes
CAD $367.50 + Tax

March 12 and 13 classes
CAD $367.50 + Tax

Cost

The cost for the training is $367.50 + GST. Classes are on December 6 and 7, 2023 from 10:00am – 12:30pm Central each day.

About your instructor Kelly Thibodeau

If we haven’t met yet, my name is Kelly Thibodeau. I’m the daughter of a mom who had physical and cognitive disabilities and I witnessed first-hand the negative impacts of living in a world my mom felt excluded from. 

I bring together over 25 years of marketing and communications experience and have been involved in creating accessible online web content since 2007, first as a member of a corporate working group, then as a website editor and social media manager. I started Squarely Social in 2018 and have been incorporating accessible web and social media content practices in my work and in my training programs. I’ve led and developed curriculum for universities, organizations and industry groups on digital and social media marketing.

Instructor Kelly Thibodeau

I believe that digital experiences are social, and that conversational content includes disabled people. 

Funding provided by the Manitoba Government through the Manitoba Accessibility Fund.

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