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 Description for Web Accessibility, Section 508 & WCAG 2.0:

In this hands-on, two day Web Accessibility and Section 508 compliance training course, you will learn what accessibility is, who it is for, why it is important, and how to create website content for people with disabilities while meeting government compliance and corporate compliance standards. This course will provide you the techniques and accessibility testing tools used to create websites that meet the Section 508 accessibility standards and W3C’s WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 for to the AA level. The topics covered in this course include an introduction to accessibility and what it means, legislation and guides for Section 508 and WCAG 2.0, accessibility testing your site using an accessibility checker, understanding techniques for addressing specific accessibility requirements, designing the structure and semantic makeup, developing web page navigation and links, creating audio and multimedia, accessible forms, designing accessible forms and tables, and using JavaScript and ARIA for accessible scripted elements.

Prerequisites for Attending Web Accessibility, Section 508 & WCAG 2.0:

Students should have some knowledge of basic web design, including working with HTML and CSS.

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

Web Developers/Designers
Accessibility Testers

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. Introduction to Accessibility

What does it mean to be “Accessible?”
Accessibility, Usability, and Additional Benefits

2. Legislation and Guidelines

Section 508: The US Law and recent updates
WCAG 2.0: Four Principles and Guidelines towards an accessible web

3. Assessing Your Site’s Accessibility

Using web pages with tools that mimic accessibility issues by applying restrictions including no visuals (only sound), no color, blurry or distorted vision, no page styling, or navigating the page using only the keyboard (no mouse).

Tools include:
Browser toolbars, extensions, and bookmarklets
Screen reading software (NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver, others)
Programs (website/code editors, testing software)
Online Tools and Websites

4. Techniques for Addressing Specific Accessibility Requirements

Using WCAG 2.0 as a guide, specific accessibility requirements and techniques to achieve them are examined, including the following:

Images and Color
Alternative text for images
Long description options including using ARIA and hidden text
Background images
Images of text
Images as links
Image maps
Image replacement (“sprites”)
Flickering
Color contrast and use of color

5. Structure and Semantic Markup

Introduction to semantic markup and HTML5
Semantic structure and links
Order of content and web pages without CSS
ARIA landmarks

6. Web Page Navigation and Links

Primary navigation requirements for a website
Keyboard navigation
Page titles
Skip links
Visible links
Accessibility issues when JavaScript is off
JavaScript jump menus
The access key attribute and alternative approaches
Navigation techniques within a page using semantic markup

7. Audio and Multimedia

Transcripts, subtitles, and captions

8. Accessible Forms

Order of form elements
Associating labels with inputs
Grouping radio buttons and check boxes with fieldset/legend
Indicating required fields
Using ARIA to incorporate additional or alternate text in a field label
Images as buttons
Placeholder text in text fields
Dropdown / select lists

9. Accessible Tables

Reading order of a table
Layout vs. data tables
Column and row headers
Using ARIA to associate table contents with headers in a complex table

10. JavaScript and ARIA for Accessible Scripted Elements

Making JavaScript events accessible to non-mouse users
ARIA: What Is ARIA?
ARIA roles, states, and properties

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.

[The Instructor] was extremely helpful and took the time to explain everything. I [would] love to take additional training.” –  Antoinette T. (U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission), Web Accessibility 508

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

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

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

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
Web Accessibility and Section 508 - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Mar 12, 2018 Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
Web Accessibility and Section 508 - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
Web Accessibility and Section 508 - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
Web Accessibility and Section 508 - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register