Web standards and accessibility training in Sweden

Part of what I do at my day job is hold training courses in Web standards and accessibility. These courses are aimed at Web designers and developers who are looking to learn more about the benefits of modern Web development.

Obviously most people who visit this site already know a lot about semantic markup, CSS layouts, and accessibility. But just in case you or anyone you know would be interested in a training session that will provide you with a basic knowledge of these areas, I’d like to make you aware of this. Perhaps you know all about Web standards and accessibility, but your workmates don’t? After participating in one of my courses they will have a better understanding of the basic concepts.

Most of the training I do is client specific, meaning that I go to the client and hold a private seminar/workshop at their office. However, occasionally I (and my colleagues) hold open training courses at our office in Göteborg, Sweden.

Two of these open courses are coming up - one at the end of October, the other in mid November. Please note that the courses are in Swedish.

Interested? Visit Utbildningar i tillgänglighet och webbstandarder on the NetRelations site to read more detailed information on the courses and reserve your place.

Posted on October 17, 2006 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Comments

  1. This is great.

    Maybe you’ve done this allready, but one thing I think you also should do is to try and get out to the schools and universities and speak about those things, since most of the schools still doesn’t teach a thing about these issues (as I’ve experienced myself more than once during my ongoing IT related education). That would be a great way of both making students and teachers more aware of, and interested in, web standards and accessibility. I would love if someone brought these things up in school, and I bet that more people would be interested, once they know something about it.

  2. October 18, 2006 by Damir Franciskovic

    Good idea with schools and universities. Some of the people I work with are studying media courses at university and most of them came up with some horrible designs after they’ve learned a bit of php/mysql. I guess it’s much easier for a teacher to draw a table or two and fill it with data to show how things work behind the page than spending time designing an accessible template.

    There is one more area that should be covered, and it’s those internet related magazines in Sweden that try to help people make websites and profit from them. I’m not a big fan of those but I realise that lot of people out there read them. So a nice article series on web standards would be very nice. Just how you, or any other busy web developer would find time to do it is another question ;)

  3. I can highly recommend taking this course, it’s very good. Thanks to Roger and Netrelations, not only developers know why this is accessability and webstandards are important, but also persons who have responsibilities with clients in different areas have an understanding why we have pushed for changes in the way we develop and think.

    Thanks again Roger!

  4. October 18, 2006 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Olof: I’d love to do this at universities and high schools, but the problem is making teachers aware of the need for it. There have been a couple of requests from schools, but that’s all so far.

    Damir: The Internet related magazines tend to publish very outdated and misleading tutorials, that is true. I’d love to write more articles and tutorials for magazines. The problem, just as you mention, is finding the time to do that.

    ChristianD: Wow, thanks! I’m very happy that you found the course worthwhile :-D.

  5. Are you offering travel packages from Los Angeles?

  6. October 21, 2006 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Sean: Haha, no, not at this time. If there was a massive interest in these courses I could start doing them in English though ;-).

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