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Category 3: Develop accessible software and websites

Course TitleProvider/ContactAvailabilityTopicCourse Description (Description of training or policy)
Section 508 Compliant DocumentsDCMA Section 508 Technical Training (web and software development, document authoring and remediation, etc.)Module One: Need to Know, Module Two: Text Formatting, Module Three: Adding Alt Text, Module Four: Formatting and Layout, and Making Accessible PDFs: Overview
Developing Section 508 Compliant Web ContentDepartment of Veterans AffairsPublic In this module, you'll learn how to determine which Section 508 requirements apply to different kinds of web page content.
Creating Accessible Flash CourseDepartment of Veterans AffairsPublic This lesson introduces terminology used throughout the course, highlights features in Adobe Flash that may help you design for accessibility and presents an overview of Flash accessibility requirements covered in the remainder of this course.
Web Accessibility FundamentalsDeque University  This course provides an overview of important web accessibility concepts, suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences. The course covers:
  • Why web accessibility matters
  • Types of disabilities and the related challenges (Visual, Auditory, Motor, Cognitive, Seizure)
  • The assistive technologies and methods used by people with disabilities to access the web
  • Core principles of accessibility and universal design (perceivable, operable, understandable, robust)
  • Accessibility laws
  • Overview and explanation of accessibility guidelines: WCAG (A, AA, AAA), WAI-ARIA, etc.
  • Overview of accessibility skills and competencies required for various roles (such as developers, quality assurance professionals, managers, etc.)
  • Accessibility myths and misconceptions
This course is the foundation of all other courses in Deque University. Deque also offers more technical courses for web developers and quality assurance professionals who need to know how to create or test for accessible web content.
HTML/CSS AccessibilityDeque University  An overview of the requirements under Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and AA success criteria and best practices for conformance. This course provides detailed best practice guidance on accessibility for the following content types: Keyboard Accessibility and Focus Control, Dynamic Content and WAI-ARIA, Images, Forms, Tables, Media, Document Structure, CSS, Text Content, Navigation
Mobile Web AccessibilityDeque University  Learn how to create accessible mobile versions of websites for iPhone, Android, tablets, and other mobile devices. The course covers the accessibility features and limitations of mobile iOs and Android, and techniques for making web content maximally-accessible across a wide range of mobile devices.
JavaScript and ARIA AccessibilityDeque University  This course seeks to educate students on the development of websites that make significant use of highly interactive features that rely on JavaScript, DOM scripting, and ARIA, including AJAX interactions. This course discusses the accessibility challenges of common interface elements developed using client‐side scripting and demonstrates ways in which those interface elements can be made so they are accessible and usable to persons with disabilities. This course will cover:
  • Accessibility challenges in developing websites that use highly interactive features relying on JavaScript, DOM scripting, and ARIA, including AJAX interactions
  • Accessibility challenges of common interface elements developed using client-side scripting
  • Ways in which those interface elements can be made so they are accessible
WorldSpace FundamentalsDeque University  This course will provide an overview of managing web accessibility with WorldSpace Suite and how WorldSpace can be used to get and stay compliant with Section 508, WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0, as well as organization-specific standards. This course is designed to:
  • Familiarize participants with navigating the WorldSpace User Interface
  • Analyze Content for Accessibility, Quality, Privacy, and Security
  • Create Organizations, Projects, and Collections to manage and report on issues found
  • Monitor websites
  • Report on issues found
  • Initiate and perform remediation for issues found
WorldSpace Advanced Configuration and TestingDeque University  An in-depth review of plug-ins, integrations and features in Worldspace designed to help Developers code and unit-test accessibility requirements. This course is designed to help you:
  • Become familiar with plug-ins and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) integrations offered by Worldspace
  • Learn to use advanced spidering features in Worldspace to streamline results (templating, page-merge, common issues)
  • Learn to optimize analysis settings for websites
  • Learn to record scripts for automated regression test of applications
  • Learn to test Web 2.0 application with single page, multi-state scenarios
  • Learn to review potential violations and determine their impact on accessibility
  • Become an expert in remediation wizards and remediation guidance offered by Worldspace
  • Learn to read and use Worldspace Developer reports
Flash AccessibilityDeque University  Techniques and considerations for making Flash accessible. Topics include: Creating text alternatives, Ensuring logical reading order, Interactivity, Video and captions, HTML embedding techniques, Keyboard accessibility, Using screen readers to access Flash objects
FireEyes FundamentalsDeque University  An overview of Deque’s FireEyes, a free in-browser web accessibility testing tool and companion server-based collaboration environment. This course covers the following topics: Installation, Interfaces, Basic Accessibility Testing with FireEyes, Scripting, Projects, Sharing and Collaboration, Advanced Accessibility Testing
Amaze Overlay Development and SDK IntegrationDeque University  This course offers highly-customized hands-on training and mentoring with Deque Amaze coding experts. The instruction is tailored to your specific needs.
Web Accessibility for Content ContributorsDeque University$45.00 annuallyAn overview of basic accessible contentThis course teaches the basics of accessible content to include page title, headings, text and typography, color and contrast, emphasizing content, images, tables, Multimedia (YouTube etc.) PDF accessibility basic techniques and Automated accessibility checks.
EPUB AccessibilityDeque University$45.00 annuallyLearning about EPUB 
Intro to Accessibility and the WCAG 2.0 StandardsFreedom ScientificPublic, PaidIntroduction to accessibility, technologies, and standardsThis course is a general introduction to disabilities, IT accessibility, assistive technologies, regulations, and standards. It includes a discussion of why accessibility increasingly matters to everyone, including references to recent research and mainstream media, and some examples of inclusive web design. The class also includes an overview of the WCAG 2.0 Web Accessibility Standard, including a review of the principles, guidelines, success criteria, and techniques offered by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
Accessibility in Information ArchitectureFreedom ScientificPublic, PaidAccounting for accessibility needs in Information ArchitectureThis class is an introduction to organizing and labelling websites, intranets, online communities, and software to support accessibility standards, usability, and findability. This module was designed to teach information architects to consider accessibility during information architecture and user experience architecture. This training includes descriptive page and screen titles, alternative text, structure, meaningful sequence, link text, simple and composite labels, and more.
Accessibility in Visual DesignFreedom ScientificPaidAccounting for accessibility needs in Visual DesignAn introduction for visual designers on how to factor accessibility into visual designs, to engage users of varying sensory abilities. Includes discussion and examples related to topics like use of color, contrast, typography, label placement, and iconography. Includes hands-on activities with tools and onsite resources to illustrate good and bad examples of accessible design. 
Accessibility in User Experience DesignFreedom ScientificPaidAccounting for accessibility needs in User Experience DesignThis class is an introduction for UX Designers on how to factor accessibility into UX design. The course includes discussion and examples related to topics like keyboard-based user interaction, accessible navigation, efficient interaction design, focus management, time limits, and more. Includes hands-on activities involving use of a standard keyboard, and a fun and interactive small-group activity involving the design of a mobile pizza-ordering app screen. In this activity, each group sketches a user interface on a flip chart, taking account what they have learned about accessible information architecture, visual design, and UX design. Then, each group reviews their design concept with other groups. 
Accessibility in Front-End DevelopmentFreedom ScientificPaidAccounting for accessibility needs in Front-End DevelopmentAn introduction to accessibility in web front-end development. This module builds upon the content in modules in Accessibility in Information Architecture, Visual Design, and UX Design. Topics discussed include: focus indicators, keyboard navigation, meaningful sequence and structure, programmatic association of form labels and inputs, shortening the navigation path, and supporting platform high contrast settings. Includes hands-on activities related to platform / OS accessibility features. 
Accessibility in Mobile Web DevelopmentFreedom ScientificPaidCreating accessible mobile applicationsAn overview of mobile web accessibility, including topics like: understanding the shared experiences between all mobile app users and persons with disabilities, accessibility support and features on key mobile platforms, mobile web development strategies, mobile web accessibility standards, and mobile web accessibility life cycle considerations. 
iOS Mobile Native App Accessibility for Developers with VoiceOver ActivityFreedom ScientificPaidCreating accessible mobile applications in iOSAn introduction for developers to iOS native app accessibility. Outlines the support in iOS for accessibility and discusses some basic iOS accessibility developer techniques that can be used when developing new, or remediating existing, iOS mobile native apps. Includes links to many online resources where students can learn more. Also includes a hands-on activity to learn how to turn on and off, understand, and use iOS VoiceOver on an iPad or iPhone. Includes a basic introduction to settings and gestures. The goal of the activity is to give accessibility practitioners an appreciation of how a mobile screen reader works and to gain a basic understanding of the VoiceOver user experience, so they can be more able to use it for accessibility verification testing of iOS mobile hybrid or native apps. 
Creating Accessible Adobe Flash ContentFreedom ScientificPaidCreating Accessible Adobe Flash ContentAn overview for developers on how to develop Adobe Flash rich media content. Includes topics like: assigning text equivalents, animation, accessible components, control over reading order, keyboard access to all controls, captions and accessible video controls, controlling audio playback, exposing structure and state of controls, using color wisely, and validating for accessibility. 
Demystifying ALT textFreedom ScientificPaidCreating appropriate alternative textAn overview for information architects, UX designers, and visual designers on how to provide appropriate alternative (i.e., ALT) text for non-text elements. Covers the basics as well as complex topics such as functional images, decorative images, and advanced images, including form image buttons, image maps, image slices, background images, logos, and figures/diagrams. 
Introduction to Software and Hardware AccessibilityFreedom ScientificPaidIntroduction to Software and Hardware AccessibilityAn introduction to software accessibility applicable for those developing software (Eclipse apps written using SWT controls, Java 2 or later apps written using Swing, Java 1.1.x apps written using AWT, and other software apps that have a user interface). Also includes an introduction to hardware accessibility. Covers topics like keyboard access; object information; sounds and multimedia; color and contrast; animation; timing; controls and latches; keys, keyboards, and keypads; and alternate external connections. Includes links to additional resources that students can use to learn more. 
Developing Accessible Java Applications with EclipseFreedom ScientificPaidDeveloping Accessible Java Applications with EclipseAn overview for developers on how Eclipse enables accessibility, and what developers should do to design and code Java applications. Includes an overview of the accessibility API, accessibility guidance for both SWT and custom controls (simple, composite Canvas), an overview of IAccessible2 enhancements, and places to find additional information for developers. 
Accessible Online Courses: Challenges and SolutionsGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicAccessible Online Course DevelopmentATI participates in (and occasionally hosts) webinars during the Fall and Spring semesters. These webinars may include guests from other Mason departments, universities, government, education sectors and other entities to address topics related to assistive technology and accessibility.
Universal Design in the Built EnvironmentGeorgia TechPublic  
Web Accessibility Group (WGA) TrainingGeorgia Tech   
Accessibility for TeamsGooglePublic  
Information Accessibility Design & PolicyIllinois OnlinePublic  
Making the Web More Usable for Low Vision AudiencesInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidAccessibility for Low Vision UsersLow vision audiences are rarely the focus of web accessibility efforts, yet the low vision population is massive. The World Health Organization estimates that 246M people worldwide have low vision, and this population is growing rapidly in developed countries due to demographic trends and rising computer use. This session will focus on the needs and challenges faced by low vision web users. We will delve into the diverse of low vision condition and enumerate common web design practices that can pose a specific challenge to this user group. We will provide practical guidance for developing low vision friendly websites and applications.
Designing a Better User ExperienceInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidAccessibility User ExperienceAccessibility standards go a long way toward ensuring technology is accessible. Meeting those standards doesn't always lead to the best user experience for persons with disabilities. In a competitive work environment it is imperative that technology provides efficiency and ease of use for everyone. This webinar will bring to light some areas where good design is key to improving the overall user experience for all users - with or without disabilities.
What Makes A Video Player Accessible?International Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessible media playersHTML5 opens up new opportunities for development of accessible media players. Accessible players include standard HTML buttons and controls; support for captions, subtitles, audio description, interactive transcripts, chapters, sign language, adjustable playback rates, and much more. This session will examine the features of accessible media players, from two perspectives: How to choose an accessible media player; and how to build an accessible media player. Able Player, a free open-source media player developed by the speaker, will be used as an example.
Accessibility in the Mobile AgeInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidAccessible mobile applicationsThe growth of mobile has had a profound, transformative effect on the lives of persons with disabilities. To extend and secure these gains we must move to normalize accessible development best practices into repeatable, scalable and measurable processes. To achieve and maintain accessibility on an ongoing basis requires process mastery and ensuring that accessibility concerns are being addressed as part of ongoing development activities. A state of the art testing tool can automatically diagnose mobile apps and content for accessibility, and results can used as the basis for required testing via manual and assistive technology review. There are a variety of options for fixing accessibility issues and keeping them fixed. One model fixes the issues directly in the source of the systems, performs an appropriate level of validation testing and releases the fixes. A separate model builds on this by fixing some issues in source code but fixing some live, through the use of JavaScript. Once all the systems are compliant, production systems and internal development processes must be monitored to ensure digital accessibility is being properly implemented going forward. The session will discuss various different approaches to monitoring and what makes an easy starting point for implementing monitoring.
Latest Developments in Accessible Math in Browsers and EbooksInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessible math contentIt's been a time of rapid growth in the accessibility of math content. In this session, the speakers will discuss what is being done to help make MathML a widely adopted standard so that new content will become accessible upon creation. We will also discuss what can be done about the large amount of mathematical content that already exists in the form of an image and therefore needs to be retrofitted to become accessible. 
The Making of an Accessible iOS App for Non-Visual AccessInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessible iOS appsWith over 1.2 million apps available for download in the App Store, the responsibility to address accessibility of these apps has often been left to the developers. Apple has made it easy for developers to include accessibility in the design of the apps with technologies such as VoiceOver, gestures and Braille displays. This webinar will discuss the industry standards for accessibility and challenges from a developer’s viewpoint. It will use the case study of creating the National Federation of the Blind Newsline Mobile App to discuss these issues.
Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive ImpairmentsInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidCognitive impairment accessibilityCognitive and learning disabilities are among the least understood by the accessibility professional community but may in fact represent the greatest opportunities for businesses when you consider the growing aging market worldwide. The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force’s aim is to improve web accessibility for people with cognitive and learning disabilities.
Mobile Accessibility on the MoveInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidMobile accessibilityEveryone has a role to play in ensuring mobile accessibility – from determining the level of accessibility support to using the success criteria and techniques and verifying accessibility. One of the challenges of this mobile revolution is the change in strategies that organizations must employ to be successful. The days of building a mobile website as a downsized version of the desktop website are long gone. Just as Mobile First philosophy has changed the way we design mobile content, organizations must adjust the way they think about mobile accessibility. This presentation will discuss how managers, designers, user experience, developers and testers can make mobile content more accessible.
Modern Web Accessibility with JavaScript & WAI-ARIAInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessibility using JAVAJavaScript is the one language that works on all Web-enabled devices! JavaScript and WAI-ARIA are essential for making dynamic websites and apps accessible. Modern screen readers have excellent support for WAI-ARIA, even on mobile devices. Learn to use the W3C's WAI-ARIA spec and JavaScript to create accessible HTML5 Web apps. See how HTML5 and ARIA enhancements work in different combinations of the newest browsers and screen readers. Learn the common pitfalls of inaccessible custom UI design and how to avoid creating dynamic sites that fail to work for keyboard-only and screen reader users.
Successfully Integrating Web Accessibility in Your Organization's LifecycleInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidIntegrating Accessibility into the OrganizationWCAG 2.0 has been with us for over seven years, yet organizations are still struggling to provide Web experiences that are accessible to people with disabilities and the elderly. For most organizations, Web accessibility is nothing short of a nightmare. But does it really need to be? Accessibility requirements challenge development practices and jeopardize a project's profitability. As accessibility affects every contributor, it is not advisable to base its liability on a single person’s shoulders. Sharing responsibilities between different specialists is the key to making accessibility happen. What if the only things an organization needed were a roadmap, a strategy and the right mindset?
Captioning and Audio Description Technology and Best PracticesInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidCaptioning and audio description best practicesThere have been significant advancements in the quality of accessible media as well as the technology to support it in recent years. However, a disparity in the availability of accessible media exists between these two main components of the practice, specifically in regards to captioning versus audio description for the web and TV. Despite that, best practice development and standardization of these components continues to be formalized. General rules of practice for both of these components have developed in an effort to ensure the consistent creation and delivery of accessible media so that consumers of that content will always know what to expect. This session will cover the implementation of best practices and technologies for captioning and audio description, as well as the business impact. 
Rich Internet Apps - How to Make Them AccessibleInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessible Internet appsWAI-ARIA's role and aria-attributes, combined with the rich capabilities of JavaScript allow rich Internet applications to be made accessible without any limitations for the disabled users. While the WAI-ARIA specification has come a long way since its early days, there are still some incompatibilities and limitations that implementors must be aware of in order to be able to take full, practical advantage of these powerful features today. This session will give an overview of all the ARIA roles and attributes and highlight the ones that work well across multiple platforms as well as the tricks necessary to get them to work consistently. It will also show an example of a gesture-and-keyboard compatible widget implemented using ARIA with annotated source code available for the attendees to get their hands dirty.
Web Components and AccessibilityInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessibility with web componentsWeb components are a new technology that offer a new way to encapsulate new functionality into webpages directly, allowing for custom elements with their full presentation logic and business logic to be built in as though they were native. This exciting technology also allows for new customized versions of existing native functionality and, in fact, improvements to the native functionality without needing to require that functionality to be built from scratch. This offers new opportunities and challenges for accessibility, which will be discussed in this session.
Accessible Web Graphics with SVG and CanvasInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessible web graphicsData visualization can be an efficient way of conveying information and can aid accessibility, but if done incorrectly, it can hinder accessibility. With Web technology like SVG, Canvas, ARIA and the Web Audio API, you can make accessible information graphics. This webinar will cover well-known challenges and pitfalls for accessible information graphics, as well as describe techniques to overcome them, focusing on Web solutions using SVG, HTML, ARIA and the Web Audio API. We will also describe some of the new accessibility features in the upcoming SVG2 specification. In addition to discussing techniques, the speaker will demonstrate how to use a free open source tool to make SVG graphics accessible.
HTML5 & Aria for Meeting WCAG 2.0 Success CriteriaInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidHTML5 & Aria for Meeting WCAG 2.0 Success CriteriaThis webinar will show how to use the Accessible Rich Internet Accessibility (ARIA 1.0) technologies and HTML5 to improve page navigation, links and form controls to meet WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA requirements. The webinar will provide coding practices for using headings (H1-H6), ARIA Landmarks and HTML5 Section elements to provide redundant and meaningful navigation, including an open source script for creating a page navigation feature for keyboard-only users. The webinar will show how to use ARIA techniques to provide link context to meet WCAG 2.0 link requirements. New HTML5 form control features and ARIA technologies also make it much easier to provide information on required and invalid form controls and reference error information. The webinar will demonstrate the improved accessibility using assistive technologies. The session will also demonstrate open source tools to help evaluate webpages for the use of the techniques demonstrated in the webinar.
Web Design: Form Controls and LinksUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Links and form controls are the fundamental interactive elements of the web and it is important to understand what makes them accessible and usable to people with disabilities. Participants will learn how the accessible name for a link is computed and how to use W3C Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) techniques to provide programmatic context to improve the meaning of a link to meet WCAG 2.0 requirements. Participants will learn how to label form controls with standard label elements and with ARIA techniques, and how the different techniques affect user interaction. The course will demonstrate the history of techniques for providing accessible error feedback, and the latest techniques available using ARIA. The course will include techniques to provide a consistent visual keyboard focus indicator across browsers for links and form controls. Participants will understand the Section 508 and W3C WCAG 2.0 requirements that apply to links and form controls.
Web Design: Web Accessibility Evaluation BasicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  This three-part course offers three sessions progressively through:
  • Session 1 – Concept of Accessibility and Types of Users
  • Session 2 – Requirements and Accessibility Impacts on Users
  • Session 3 – Testing Tools and Website Evaluation Basics
The overview of the three sessions illustrates how accessibility impacts on users with disabilities using digital and assistive technologies and how the requirements, Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 will make the digital technology to be more accessible. Furthermore, participants will learn how to test website applications with simple testing tools and how to identify common accessibility issues in a website.
Web Design: Introduction to Accessible Web Widgets with ARIAUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Javascript, HTML and CSS are often used to create custom interactive web widgets for web pages and cloud applications. Some common examples of web widgets include: pull down menus for website navigation, rotating image sliders to present news and events, and combo boxes with options based on user history or profiles. The W3C Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) specification provides a means to describe the behaviors and keyboard interaction of the widgets to users of assistive technologies. Participants will learn the basic concepts of creating accessible widgets including how to include keyboard interaction, keyboard focus styling, selecting appropriate ARIA roles, properties and states to make sure widgets are accessible and accurately describe keyboard interaction. The course will review the design patterns of several common ARIA enabled widgets and participants will build their own accessible widgets as part of the course. The course will be based on the design patterns and techniques of the W3C ARIA Authoring Practices guidelines. The course will also help participants understand the Section 508 and W3C WCAG 2.0 requirements that apply to scripting and interactive custom widgets.
Web Design: Video Captioning, Audio Descriptions, and Accessible Media PlayersUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  In a world of videos, whether it is YouTube, Vimeo, or clips promoting recent achievements, the use of visual medium is a great way to share information. In this course participants will learn about transcripts, captions, and audio descriptions, and why they are not a suggestion, but the law. Examples of different captioning platforms will be shown as well as how to caption a video on your own. You will learn what things to look for in regards to media players for them to be accessible. Participants will learn about Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 guidelines and techniques regarding time-based media, captions, audio descriptions, and media players.
Web Design: Landmarks, Headings, Page Titles and NavigationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  The usability of a website is closely related to the visual layout and organization of the information on each web page. For website to be accessible to people with disabilities the layout, organization and structure must be represented through the proper use ARIA landmarks and HTML headings. Participants will learn about how to represent the visual layout and semantic structure of a web page with the use of ARIA Landmarks and HMTL Headings (H1-H6) to meet Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The course will cover accessible web page titling strategies to identify both website and sub-page information and the different ways to provide a means to skip over repetitive navigation links to get to the main content of a web page. The course will help participants understand the Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements that apply to titling, use of headings and landmarks. The course will also cover the techniques to meet the WCAG 2.0 website navigation requirements.
Empathy in LeadershipKnowbilityGeneral PublicWeb AccessibilityJohn Slatin Access U was named after John Slatin of the University of Texas, a pioneering leader in web accessibility. The goal is to provide tools that can immediately be put to use by designers, developers, project managers, administrators, and anyone who is responsible for online content and development. John Slatin Access U teaches those skills in an interactive and communal environment where you will learn everything you need to know about integrating accessibility into your company.
Strategie Nonvisual Access Partner Program (SNAP)National Federation of the BlindGeneral PublicWeb AccessibilityOur Strategic Nonvisual Accessibility Partnership (SNAP) Program works to ensure that websites, and applications are accessible to the blind. We know that it is a SNAP to ensure accessibility when websites, products, and services are developed properly from the start.
Nonvisual Election TechnologyNational Federation of the BlindGeneral PublicNonvisual Election TechnologyThis awareness and training curriculum is designed to focus on nonvisual access and usability of election technology as understood by the blind and visually impaired.
Web Accessibility Training DayNational Federation of the BlindGeneral PublicWeb AccessibilityJoin the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) as we host our fourth Web Accessibility Training Day — a full-day training on the technical and policy aspects of web accessibility, including the Section 508 refresh, web-accessibility testing, policy best practices, and strategies for enculturating accessibility into the workplace.
Designing Accessible Web SitesSection508.govWeb-based course; PowerPoint PresentationAccess Board's standards for 508 complianceAre you a webmaster in charge of developing or revising your agency’s web site? Or are you a manager who oversees the web development efforts of your agency? Either way, you need to know how the Access Board’s standards for section 508 affect your site. Find out what accessibility is all about, what the standards are, and how to design for 508 compliance by exploring the Web-based course, Designing Accessible Web Sites.
Accessible Video and MultimediaSection508.govWeb-based course; PowerPoint PresentationCreating and evaluating accessible video and multimediaVideo and multimedia products can greatly enhance training and other programs in your agency. However, without the ability to hear what is being spoken, or to hear dialogue without the necessary visual context, these products can be confusing or useless to people with disabilities. Learn how to create and evaluate video and multimedia products that are accessible to all audiences. Specifically, you’ll discover the elements and steps for adding audio descriptions and captioning to any product. Before entering the course, please make sure you have the latest version of Windows Media Player available for your operating system. Then open Windows Media Player, turn on the captioning feature, and close the program. This will ensure you experience all the accessibility features incorporated into the multimedia examples used in this course. For Windows 9x/Me/XP users, open Windows Media Player, select the View menu, select the Now Playing Tools menu item, and make sure the Captions option is selected.
Building and Buying Accessible SoftwareSection508.govWeb-based course; PowerPoint PresentationDesigning accessible software applicationsThis course is designed for anyone involved in the purchase or procurement of software for their agency. You’ll learn the “back end” to designing software applications including how assistive technology, software, and operating systems interact, general design techniques for ensuring an application is accessible, and tips for testing the conformance of a product to the section 508 standards. This course does not teach or focus on a particular programming language. However, to see an example of how to implement the techniques, you can download a tutorial that creates a simple, conformant application using Visual Basic. If you experience problems with accessibility, please contact the Access Board.
AccessibilityTeam TreehousePublic  
How People with Disabilities Use the WebWeb Accessibility InitiativeW3C Document LicenseAn introduction of how people with disabilities including people with age-related impairments use the Web.This page introduces how people with disabilities, including people with age-related impairments, use the Web. It describes tools and approaches that people with different kinds of disabilities use to browse the Web and the design barriers they encounter on the Web. It helps developers, designers, and others to understand the principles for creating accessible websites, web applications, browsers, and other web tools.
Accessibility principlesWeb Accessibility InitiativeW3C Document LicenseAn introduction of some of the web accessibility requirements for websites, web applications, browsers, and other tools.This page introduces some of the web accessibility requirements for websites, web applications, browsers, and other tools. It provides references to the international standards from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which include considerations for the broad diversity of web users and ways people use the Web.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)Web Accessibility InitiativeW3C Document Licensehow to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities"The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Web content generally refers to the information in a web page or web application, including: natural information such as text, images, and sounds code or markup that defines structure, presentation, etc.
Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)Web Accessibility InitiativeW3C Document LicenseHow to make authoring tools more accessible to people with disabilities.The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) documents explain how to: make the authoring tools themselves accessible, so that people with disabilities can create web content and help authors create more accessible web content-specifically: enable, support, and promote the production of content that conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).