Web Accessibility, Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliance Training Course

Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliance Training for Web Accessibility: Course Description

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Course Overview:

In this Web Accessibility and Section 508 compliance training class, you will learn why and how to create websites that meet the Section 508 standards for website accessibility. This class targets web designers—people responsible for creating the accessible pages. Students attending this class will find it helpful to have some knowledge of HTML, CSS and basic web design.

Students will learn about the current requirements of the U.S. Section 508 law in relation to WCAG 2.0. Students will also use screen reading software to experience web pages as a person with vision impairment might, and use other tools to diagnose various websites for accessibility failures and successes. Exercises include working with HTML and CSS files to observe how changing code can have a dramatic impact on the user experience. The newest techniques to achieve compliance that employ WAI-ARIA and HTML 5 are explored. In particular, the course covers the aspects of these two technologies that help the user navigate a page or site, and the techniques to help clarify to the user when there is scripting (like JavaScript) on a page.

By the end of the two-day course, the students should have a better understanding of what Web Accessibility is, how to achieve it, and where to find additional resources and guidance to further their journey toward an Accessible Web.

Prerequisites:

We recommend that students should be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers as well as a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Job Roles that Use Web Accessibility, Section 508 & WCAG 2.0:

Web Developers/Designers

Projects that Use Web Accessibility, Section 508 & WCAG 2.0:

Creating Accessible Pages

Locations for Web Accessibility, Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliance:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Web Accessibility, Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliance:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Web Accessibility, Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliance Training Class Reviews:

“Web Accessibility and Section 508 training was great. Used it for many years but have learned so much that I forgot or didn’t realize or know. Really enjoyed this class and teacher, if you had a 10 I would have given him a 10.” Donna R. – L3 National Security Solutions

“This training was amazing! It was very informative. I learned so much information about making the web 508 accessible. I was introduced to new ways of thinking about web accessibility. I definitely would recommend this class to others.” – Ambyr F. – Bureau of Land Management

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility
HTML5 & CSS3 Advanced for Responsive Web Design
HTML5 & HTML Intro with CSS

Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Compliance Training for Web Accessibility: Course Outline

 

1. An Introduction to Section 508
What is Section 508?
What does it mean to be “Accessible?”
Standards Make the Job Easier
Other Forces for Accessibility

2. Text Equivalents
Text Alternatives for Images (alt-text) Choosing Text Equivalents for Images and Image Links
Choosing Text Equivalents for Client-Side Image Map Areas
Creating Quality Text Alternatives Using Long Descriptions for Text Equivalents Alt-Text

3. Assessing Your Site’s Accessibility
Toolbars
Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE
Using Your Browser
Viewing Your Page without Images Changing Fonts & Colors
Accessibility Testing Tools
Using Lynx
Using IBM Home Page Reader
Using Other Evaluation and Repair Tools Web Accessibility

4. Navigation
Accessible In-page Navigation
508 Requirements for in-page Navigation
Other Navigation Ideas
Accessible Links
In-page Navigation
Frame Navigation

5. Accessible Image Maps
Examples of Image Maps
Accessible Image Maps
Client-Side Image Maps
Server-Side Image Maps
Complex Client-Side Image Maps
Image Map Accessibility

6. Audio and Multimedia
Some Definitions
Section 508 Requirement for Transcripts
Requirement for Captioning
SAMI and SMIL
Video Descriptions
Audio and Multimedia

7. Special Cases
Never Depend on Color Alone
Color Contrast
Avoid Flicker
Timed Responses
Text-Only

8. Accessible Forms
Form Basics
Push Buttons
Image Buttons
Generalized Buttons
Text Entry Fields
Make Sure Labels are Close to Text Fields
What About the Prompt in the Text Entry Field?
Associate Labels with Elements
Radio Buttons and Check Boxes
Select Menus
Attribute for Form Controls
Example Collection of Form Controls Accessible Forms

9. Accessible Tables
Table Basics
Using Column and Row Headers
Accessible Tables
Accessible Complex Table

10. Scripts and Applets
JavaScript and Accessibility Concerns
Section 508 Standard
Comparison of JavaScript
Requirements
Turn Off JavaScript in Your Browser Accessibility Problems With Events
Different Roles for JavaScript
Content
Direct Content
Changes in Attributes
Verification in Forms
Hidden Content
The Evolving Standards and Guidelines Keyboard Access
Roles, States, and Values
Ajax and Web 2.0
Applets and Plug-ins

11. Cascading Style Sheets
Style Sheet Overview
Individual Settings
Reading Web Pages without CSS
Using CSS to Simulate Markup
CSS Positioning
Background Images
Visibility and Image Replacement
CSS

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
Web Accessibility and Section 508

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Web Accessibility and Section 508

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 07, 2017 Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Web Accessibility and Section 508

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Web Accessibility and Section 508

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register