Northwoods Forest

Best Practices for Creating Your Accessible Web Presence



Date & Location

Tuesday, March 5th

Northwoods Web Solutions 
1572 East Capitol Drive 
Shorewood, WI 53211

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11:45 a.m. - Noon - Check-In and Free Refreshments

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Workshop / Q&A



Why Website Accessibility Matters

If your team hasn’t been thinking about web accessibility, now is the time. Sites built with accessibility in mind can improve usability for everyone and enhance user experience, thereby building brand loyalty and encouraging conversions. Plus, it’s far cheaper and easier to remediate an inaccessible website on your timeline, then that brought on by a complaint.

For the last year, websites have been required to meet new ADA compliance guidelines under the Revised Section 508 standards. In this workshop, we'll walk you through these standards and the steps you can take to make your website accessible. 

Key Takeaways

  • Why web accessibility matters 
  • Who needs to be involved within your organization
  • Why you should be proactive about making your site(s) accessible
  • Web accessibility best practices with examples
  • How to meet the web accessibility standards (from audit to remediation)

Who Should Attend

  • Content authors
  • Decision-makers
  • Project Manager for your web accessibility initiative
  • Anyone looking to better understand what it means to have an accessible website
Sydney ShimkoSydney Shimko/Front End Developer

Sydney Shimko is a member of the Front-End team at Northwoods, a UX Developer who combines the aesthetics of thoughtful design with semantic, responsive code. She strives to provide the best solutions for client projects, negotiating constant change in the field of Front-End development and ensuring functionality across an ever-growing variety of devices and screen sizes.

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