HTML5, Forms, ARIA and JavaScript features


Length:Two days
Aimed at:Web developers, Programmers


These two days will instruct you on how to use HTML5, code forms correctly and create accessible JavaScript features such as slideshows, tabbed displays, image galleries and navigation.

The course will cover the new elements and attributes in HTML5 and how to use them. Then ten accessibility principles will be discussed including:

  • Non-text content which has no text-equivalent.
  • Functionality which is not operable with the keyboard.
  • Information which can’t be programmatically determined.
  • Timed activity which can’t be controlled.
  • Failing to maintain a logical focus order.
  • Interactive content that can’t be used without JavaScript, which is present without it.

Following this, forms and the various accessibility requirements will be covered in-depth, including code examples.

The rest of the days will be spent on JavaScript functionality and widgets such as image galleries, slideshows, accordions and tabs, and how to make them accessible.


Each participant will receive a copy of the training slides and the following AccessibilityOz factsheets:
  • HTML5
  • Forms
  • JavaScript
  • Interactive maps
Participants will also receive six months’ access to OzWiki.

What you should bring

No requirements.


WCAG2 for Web Developers 
This course is available as part of Accessibility Day or customised to your organisation. See our trainee testimonials.