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Web Accessibility Training Class - Introduction

Web Accessibility Training Class - Introduction

In this introductory Web Accessibility course, you’ll learn how to create websites that meet standards for accessibility, including Section 508 and WCAG, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and provide the best possible user experience. Discover what makes a site accessible, why it’s important, and how to create content and navigation that follows legal standards and best practices. This class is intended for web designers and/or anyone who will need to create accessible pages. This course is suitable for web designers or web developers who need to follow web accessibility requirements. Class participants are expected to have an understanding of HTML and CSS. For managers wishing to gain an understanding of the strategy, planning, and compliance requirements, see the web accessibility for managers course.

If you have questions about this web accessibility class, or are interested in a private or customized training session, call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

Web Accessibility Training Class - Introduction Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Web Accessibility Training Class: Introductory Course Topics

Lesson 1: The Importance of Web Accessibility

  • What is web accessibility?
  • Benefits for those with and without disabilities
  • Components of web accessibility
  • Myths about web accessibility
  • Technical and financial benefits

Lesson 2: Understanding Web Accessibility Policies

  • Public policy and accessibility
  • Problems with accessibility
  • Compliance and discrimination
  • WCAG, Section 508 and ADA
  • Understanding Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • WCAG Principle 1 - Perceivable
  • WCAG Principle 2 - Operable
  • WCAG Principle 3 - Understandable
  • WCAG Principle 4 - Robust

Lesson 3: Using Accessible Web Technologies

  • HTML and XHTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Flash
  • PDF
  • SMIL
  • Media Players
  • SVG
  • Java
  • XML and XSL

Lesson 4: Using Assistive Technologies

  • Screen readers
  • Talking and text-only browsers
  • Screen magnification
  • Website accessibility analysis
  • Browser settings for testing
  • Toolbars and favelets

Lesson 5: Creating Accessible Website Content

  • Guidelines for development
  • Text equivalents for images
  • Text equivalents for audio
  • Making color accessible
  • Creating accessible web tables
  • Addressing flicker

Lesson 6: Building Accessible Website Navigation

  • Navigation considerations
  • Reading order
  • Heading navigation
  • Skip navigation links
  • Accessible frames
  • Accessible image maps
  • Layout and navigation
  • Accessible web links

An understanding of HTML and CSS is necessary before starting this website accessibility course.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual covering web accessibility along with this class.

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