Is your museum’s website accessible?

Sign up to attend this training session and find out how to audit your museum’s website!

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 10am – 4pm

The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry

About the session

This exciting free session will bring together 20 museum staff/volunteers from across the West and East Midlands to learn how to audit your website on ten key points around accessibility – great networking opportunity. You will learn the skills and install the (free) software needed to run the tests for another museum at the session for a peer-to-peer style audit after the session.

Who is it for?

Museum staff or volunteers from Accredited Museums / heritage sites or those which are Working Towards Accreditation, who wish to review the accessibility of their museum’s website.

For this session, you will need feel confident enough to be able to deliver the audit to another museum after the session, the trainers will be staying behind after the session to answer any questions. You will not be expected to have any prior experience in digital access audits.

What will we cover?

There are many hundreds of things that can be covered for access audits, but for the session Test Partners will cover the key 10 checkpoints you need to know. For each checkpoint the training will comprise an explanation of the success criteria, a demonstration of how to test it and a period of hands-on testing to ensure that the attendees are able to put the training into practice.

What will you need to bring? Each attendee must bring a laptop with the following:

Windows Vista, 7 or 8 (no tablets, Macs or Linux machines)
Mouse (optional but recommended)
Internet Explorer 9 or above
Firefox (latest version)
Chrome (latest version)
Flash Player (latest version for each browser)
Accessibility Toolbar (don’t worry – a link will be sent to you to download the analyser prior to the training)
Colour Contrast Analyser (don’t worry – a link will be sent to you to download the analyser prior to the training)

Terms and Conditions: Please note that once confirmed a charge of up to £25 will be made for cancellations with fewers than 7 working days notice/non-attendance at the event. This is being made to cover training provider, venue and catering costs. Reminders will be sent to all delegates prior to the session.

How do I book?

To book your place, please register your interest on the Eventbrite page at

Questions or queries…

If you have any questions about the event or the trainers, please contact Danni Kennell, Information Officer, Museum Development East Midlands at

Booking deadline: 23 July 2014.


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