Using JAWS 2019 Screen Reader for Testing PDF Accessibility Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for Training:
In Person at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland near Baltimore, Washington D.C., Virginia region.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

Course Description: In this hands-on, two-day Using JAWS 2019 Screen Reader for Testing PDF Accessibility, you will understand how screen readers (JAWS) function, learn key features of JAWS 2019 used by screen reader users in Word and PDF documents, and practice with specific examples to illustrate how to utilize JAWS 2019 to manually test the accessibility and usability of Word and PDF documents. 

Prerequisites: Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders. You need a solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is highly recommended that you have taken Acrobat Pro Section 508 Intro prior to attending this class.

Job Roles that Use JAWS:
Content Creators
Writers
Editors
Desktop Publishers
Instructional Systems Designers
eLearning and Web Developers

Projects that Use JAWS:
Creating Accessible PDF Files, Presentations, and Publications

Using JAWS 2019 Screen Reader for Testing PDF Accessibility Course Outline

Day 1: JAWS Screen Reading Fundamentals

  • Reading screens and documents using number pad (NUM PAD) commands
  • Essential JAWS keystrokes for reading by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, spelling
  • The difference between JAWS and Windows/application commands
  • The distinctions and roles of the PC, JAWS, Virtual and Invisible cursors
  • Navigation commands and concepts for Microsoft Word documents
  • Navigating PDF files using the Virtual Cursor feature
  • The role of Navigation Quick Keys
  • Navigating by elements including headings with levels, lists, tables, form controls, links
  • JAWS commands for listing various document elements
  • JAWS Forms Modes: Auto, Semi-auto and Manual
  • How JAWS interacts with form control elements such as edit fields, list/combo boxes, check boxes buttons and radio buttons
  • Table reading commands for Word and PDF documents
  • The difference between traditional table reading and Table Layer keystrokes
  • Practice Exercises: Navigating and Reading complex Word documents
  • Practice Exercises: Navigating and Reading complex PDF files

Day 2: Document Accessibility Best Practices and Manual Testing Exercises

  • Best practices for Word to PDF file conversions
  • Accessibility recommendations for Word documents
  • Accessibility recommendations for PDF documents
  • Managing PDF files containing scanned images
  • Testing for proper Alt text
  • Testing for proper reading order
  • Testing form field labels
  • Testing tables including titles, headers, captions and screen reader navigation
  • Examples of how manual JAWS testing complements Word and Adobe validation tools

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • 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)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial/Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $1260
Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $1142.57

Dates to Register!

 

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Dates to Register

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Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 Friday, Jan 24, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
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Monday, Oct 26, 2020 Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you! 

Click to Get a Quote Now!

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Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.