Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Training Course

Advanced – Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Training Course 

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

Course Description for Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance:
In this hands-on, two-day Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance training course, you will examine techniques to make websites and web applications accessible, conforming to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA. You will examine in more detail a few of the topics that were presented in the Introduction to Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Introduction course, including semantic markup, providing navigation components, creating accessible forms, providing robust labeling, error messages in validating forms, and complex tables.

You will take a deeper dive into WAI-ARIA by exploring the various ARIA roles, how it is used to enhance navigation and communicate with assistive technology, and best practices. Making web applications accessible is explored, including semantic markup, developing a keyboard interface, developing a keyboard interface, and controlling keyboard focus. You will apply the concepts and skills covered in this course in several independent labs, in which you will be asked to assess an accessibility problem with a web page or web application/widget, use resources to define solutions, and in some cases implement that solution in code.

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how to use HTML5 and WAI-ARIA to enhance website accessibility, in particular for web applications and widgets, and where to find resources, examples, and guidance.

Prerequisites for Attending Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance:
Students need to have taken the Introduction to Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance course or have equivalent knowledge. Familiarity with JavaScript is helpful but is not necessary.

Job Roles that Use Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance:
Web developers/designers
Web application developers
Accessibility testers

Projects that Use Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance:
Creating, assessing, and remediating accessible web pages and web applications
Planning and conducting an accessibility review

Locations for Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 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 Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 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.*

Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Training Includes:
Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:
ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Reviews:
“This class dived into the code and reasoning behind all the 508 accessibility issues. It gave me a much better understanding of many of the errors I am seeing on website accessibility tests. It is an extremely valuable resource to have in your arsenal when working to make your website 508 compliant.” – St. Clair County Community College

“I love learning from the instructors at ThinkBig and get a lot out of training!” – American Psychological Association

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Related Training and Certification Courses:
Introduction to Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance
Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility
HTML5 & CSS3 Advanced for Responsive Web Design
HTML5 & HTML Intro with CSS

Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance: Course Outline

1. Using HTML5 and ARIA for Accessibility

You will expand on the essential accessibility techniques covered in the Intro course by:
• How HTML5 and WAI-ARIA (ARIA) help achieve WCAG 2.0 compliance.
• Using HTML5 and ARIA to enhance accessibility (e.g., semantic markup, landmarks/regions), and where they overlap.
• Making complex tables accessible, including tables with multiple headings.
• Using WAI-ARIA to provide additional instructions, and additional or alternate labeling for links, tables, forms, and other content.
• Examine different approaches to providing error messages (and opportunities to correct user mistakes), such as for a form that has a validation feature.
• Assessing web pages for accessibility and providing code modifications.

2. WAI-ARIA for Accessibility and Web Applications

You will take a deeper dive into WAI-ARIA by:
• Examining ARIA roles, states, and properties.
• Exploring using ARIA to map controls, Ajax live regions, and events to accessibility application programming interfaces (APIs), including custom controls used for rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Considering WAI-ARIA authoring best practices, including:
• Using ARIA roles correctly to clearly indicate roles and states to assistive technologies.
• Testing to identify gaps in support for ARIA.

3. Making Web Applications and Widgets Accessible

You will explore making web applications and widgets accessible by:
• Using semantic markup and structure.
• Controlling focus in applications and pop-up windows.
• Developing a keyboard interface, including examining existing conventions and expectations for particular design patterns and widgets.
• Examining how ARIA is used in various design patterns and widgets (e.g., buttons, drop-down lists, drop-down menus) to describe its roles, states, and properties, and implementing keyboard support.

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.

Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Reviews:

“This class dived into the code and reasoning behind all the 508 accessibility issues. It gave me a much better understanding of many of the errors I am seeing on website accessibility tests. It is an extremely valuable resource to have in your arsenal when working to make your website 508 compliant.” – St. Clair County Community College

“I love learning from the instructors at ThinkBig and get a lot out of training!” – American Psychological Association

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Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 Thursday, Nov 01, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019 Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 Thursday, May 02, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 Friday, Oct 18, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Advanced - Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019 Thursday, Dec 05, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register