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Web Standards clinics start up again in August 2020

Many New Zealand Internet users have disabilities or face particular circumstances that limit their ability to access private company or government websites. The choices made about website design, technology and user needs make a significant difference.

To help raise awareness and capability in this area, the Department of Internal Affairs will resume its Web Standards clinics this month, led by Principal Advisor Accessibility Jason Kiss.

The clinics are intended to support people working on websites to better understand web accessibility and how to meet the NZ Government Web Standards. They are free to attend.

The clinics will be held fortnightly:

  • at 45 Pipitea Street, Wellington and via Zoom —if we are at COVID-19 Alert Level 1
  • via Zoom only — if we are at COVID-19 Level 2 or above.

For more details and a list of upcoming dates, see Web Standards clinics.

About the Web Standards clinics

The clinics are held for 2 hours on a ‘drop-in’ basis, with no reservation required.

The clinics are for anyone delivering digital services — public or private sector.

They are interactive and practical, focusing on people’s questions and challenges in understanding and meeting the Web Standards. Previous attendees have highlighted the benefit of being able to get advice and guidance in a supportive, informal group setting.

You can ask about:

  • web accessibility, and
  • how to implement the NZ Government Web Standards.

The emphasis is on best practice and practical solutions.

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