Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Introduction 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.
Virtually Online Live (VOLT) From Anywhere! Students Join the Same In Person Class Remotely.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

Course Description: In this hands-on, two-day Introduction to Website Accessibility course is an introduction to website accessibility and accessibility legislation, including Section 508 (including the 2017 updates). It explores each of the current accessibility guidelines, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), to understand the intention of each guideline, as well as how to fix code or make other changes on a website to meet the guideline. The course covers types of conformance claims, what they should contain, and how to maintain conformance once it is achieved. 

Please note that the recent (June 2018) addition of 17 success criteria found in WCAG 2.1 are briefly covered in this course. However, like AAA-level criterion, 2.1 updates currently are not included in legislation, and so receive less focus.

Throughout the course, students use a variety of auditing tools to evaluate web pages for accessibility including screen readers, browser plugins, and online tools and resources. In addition, the course provides opportunities to edit HTML code to address specific accessibility issues, such as forms and tables.

Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable using a browser and have text-editing skills. For the code-based exercises included in class, some basic HTML experience is helpful, but not required. 

Job Roles That Use Web Accessibility:
Managers
Project teams
Web developers
Accessibility testers
Anyone who needs to learn about web accessibility, including the recent changes in Section 508 accessibility legislation, and how to make a website compliant
Anyone who need to create accessibility conformance claims, such as VPAT, and who need to create a strategy to maintain compliance

Projects That Use Web Accessibility:
Creating, assessing, remediating accessible Web pages
Planning and conducting accessibility review

Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance Introduction Course Outline

1. What Is Web Accessibility and Why It’s Needed
This topic gives an overview of web accessibility and reasons why it’s important.

2. Who Are Users with Disabilities?
This topic explores what we mean when we use the term “disabled,” and which types of disabilities and impairments are helped by making accessibility improvements to a website or web application.

3. How Accessibility Makes Your Website Better
This topic covers some of the advantages of an accessible website, which extend past helping people with disabilities.

4. Accessibility and The Law
This topic introduces the federal legislation (U.S.) that applies to website accessibility, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as the guideline that it maps to, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).

5. Introduction to WCAG 2.0
In this topic, students begin exploring WCAG and its four principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust.

6. Planning for Accessibility
This topic explores different approaches to accessibility, from designing a new website to auditing an existing website.

7. Auditing Tools
In this topic, students explore various tools to perform website tests and accessibility auditing are covered, including online tools, browser plug-ins, and screen reader software. Online resources for further study of WCAG 2.0 are explored.

8. Examining WCAG 2.0: Principle One – Perceivable
This topic covers accessibility criteria related to users being able to perceive the content of a website, and includes creating alternate text for images, making video and audio content accessible, using headings and page structure correctly, and ensuring that the sequence of content is meaningful. Also discussed in this topic are how to improve instructions, proper use of color and contrast, and giving users control on a webpage over sound and text size.

9. Principle Two – Operable
This topic covers accessibility criteria related to users being able to use all the functions of your website, and includes keyboard accessibility, keyboard traps, timed and moving/flashing content, and skip links. This topic also addresses the focus order of a site, creating accessible hyperlinks, adding multiple ways to access information on a site, and proper labeling including semantic headings and the new HTML5 structuring elements.

10. Principle Three – Understandable
This topic covers accessibility criteria related to users being able to understand the content of a website and includes the language of the page and its text, how the page responds when a user changes focus or interacts with the page, making navigation menus accessible, and consistent labelling including form labels, instructions, and error identification.

11. Principle Four– Robust
This topic covers accessibility criteria related to whether the content is robust enough to be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents and includes checking website code for errors by validating the HTML with a validation tool and checking for ARIA and other errors by using accessibility auditing tools.

12. Conformance Claims
This topic covers what criteria are needed to make a conformance claim, what information a conformance claim should include, the various methods of creating a claim (including VPAT) and claims of partial conformance. Also covered is establishing accessibility standards and practices to maintain conformance once it is achieved.

Labs
To reinforce and practice skills learned in the course, students use online and browser tools to test websites for accessibility issues, use a screen reader to discover accessibility issues firsthand, participate in discussions and activities to explore WCAG 2.0, and optionally perform written exercises in which they fix accessibility issues in HTML code.

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 Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

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Dates to Register

CourseLocationStart DateEnd DateTime
Intro - Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Web Accessibility - BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Intro - Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Web Accessibility - BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 Friday, Oct 18, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Intro - Web Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 02, 2019 Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Web Accessibility - BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 02, 2019 Thursday, Dec 05, 2019 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!

Policies

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.