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Category 1: Learn About Accessibility and Section 508

Course TitleProvider/ContactAvailabilityTopicCourse Description (Description of training or policy)
Introduction to Section 508DCMA, Antonio BostonFederalSection 508 AwarenessThis introductory training familiarizes participants with the purpose, terminologies and technical standards of Section 508 compliancy.
Section 508 Awareness TrainingDOI, Michael FernandezFederal Our IBC Acquisition Services line of business addresses procurement conformance; my focus is on web presence and document development. We follow DOI policy and guidance and training (e.g., FISSA+ course required annually for all employees) in all 508 matters. -Mike Fernandez, Communications Manager (& 508 Coord for IBC).
Section 508 AwarenessEEOC, Karen BridgmanFederal Every new Office of Information Technology developer receives a one-hour face-to-face introduction to Section 508 compliance and provided an overview of how it impacts the SDLC.
Section 508 Life Cycle TrainingEEOC, Karen BridgmanFederal EEOC has developed Section 508 Lifecycle policy, procedures and training. This includes the following items: EEOC SDLC Accessibility Plan, Market Research Form, Section 508 Checklist, Section 508 Exception Authorization form, Exception worksheet, Undue Burden determination authorization form.
Disability EtiquetteFreedom ScientificPublic, PaidBest practices in working with persons with disabilitiesAn introduction to commonly-held best practices and guidelines for interacting with, and providing assistance to, persons with disabilities at the workplace and everywhere else. This course includes guidance in areas like conversing, meetings and presentations, reading, and providing assistance, and will provide a few resources where you can get more information. This course is ideal for HR professionals, corporate compliance officers, Chief Information Officers, and anyone involved with ensuring compliance with Section 503, ADA, and other laws. The course ends with a quiz to test people's understanding of Disability Etiquette.
Cielo24: Inclusive Technology Assessment Strategies for Higher EdGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicInclusive TechnologyATI 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.
Cielo24: Accessibility- Another Piece of the PuzzleGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicAccessibility InitiativesATI 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.
NACUA Webinar: A Blueprint for Building, Maintaining, and Improving EIT AccessibilityGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicLegal Framework and Implicatins; Assistive Technology and Creating Accessible Instructional MaterialsATI 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.
3Play Media Webinar: The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility StrategyGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicAccessibility Issues and Challenges, Strategies and RecommendationsATI 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.
3Play Media Webinar: In-House Captioning Workflows and Economic Analysis (FY 2012-2014)George Mason UniversityGeneral PublicAccessibility InitiativesATI 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.
Instructional Designers in Higher EducationGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicAccessibility Techniques found in Instructional Design; Collaborative Efforts; Common Accessibility and E-Learning BarriersATI 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.
Multiple Perspectives on Implementing Web Accessibility in Higher EducationGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicWeb AccessibilityATI 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.
Accessibility Tips and Updates from PearsonGeorge Mason UniversityGeneral PublicAccessible technology platforms and productsATI 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.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) AccessibilityGeorgia Tech Blank

In this introductory course, learn how to measure an organization's ICT accessibility and assess the importance of maintaining an inclusive workplace for both employees and customers with disabilities. This six-week course consists of modules detailing some of the primary ICT accessibility obstacles facing organizations today. Each module is taught by a subject matter expert - through content-rich videos, activities, and discussion forums. Whether you work in the corporate, government or non-profit sector, this course will enable you to identify ICT accessibility issues, analyze specific needs, and evaluate possible solutions. As the world becomes more technology driven, organizations of all sizes and sectors touch ICT accessibility, whether through website design, document creation, or multimedia utilization. Start outlining a plan to establish and maintain an accessible enterprise operation today. This ICT accessibility course will consist of six modules over a six-week term. Each module will consist of multiple video lessons. The lesson videos will include instructional content, resources, demonstrations, guest subject matter experts and personal interviews. There will be at least one weekly activity assignment, two discussion forum question postings and one graded ten question multiple-choice quiz at the end of each module.

Modules: Foundations of ICT accessibility, Principles of accessible ICT design, Identify the uses of assistive technology, Create accessible documents, and multimedia, Evaluate and repair websites for accessibility and Identify components of ICT accessibility operation.

Universal Design in the Built EnvironmentGeorgia TechPublic  
Sonification Lab Research and Design StudioGeorgia TechPublic  
Human Computer Interaction and Evidence Based DesignGeorgia TechPublic  
Seminar on Assistive TechnologyGeorgia TechPublic  
ICT Accessibility Massive Open Online CourseGeorgia TechPublic  
Facility Accessibility TrainingGeorgia Tech   
AccessGA TrainingGeorgia TechPublic  
Assistive Technology TrainingGeorgia TechPublic  
Providing Real Opportunities for Income Through Technology (PROFITT)Georgia TechPublic  
Accessibility AssistantGeorgia TechPublic  
Universal Design Practices to Enhance Work OutcomesGeorgia TechGeneral PublicUniversal Design AccommodationsOverall, the research will enhance our understanding and develop an important evidence base that demonstrates the potential benefits of UD accommodations not only in meeting both activity and participation needs of employees with disabilities but also promoting positive work outcomes in job satisfaction and productivity. Such information is critical to practice and policy decisions that recognize the importance of multiple dimensions of work as both an individual and social experience as well as the contributions of the work environment in shaping that experience. This evidence is essential for laying the foundation for improved practices, policies and perceptions regarding accommodations for individuals with disabilities and adoption of UD practices by policymakers, rehabilitation professionals and employers.
Introduction to Accessibility and Section 508HHS, Jaime RobinsonFederal HHS Employees and Contractors Only (with COR Permission) This course is an introduction to accessibility for both web sites and electronic media.  We discuss accessibility in general and present several scenarios that demonstrate 508 issues along with easy to understand solutions.  We will also touch on the proposed updates to the current standards. This course is intended purely for beginners and does not go into depth regarding the Section 508 standards.
Accessibility and Section 508 AwarenessIHS, Darren BuchananFederalSection 508 AwarenessAwareness training provided through HHS Learning Management System. However, ability to track the training and user system requirements (bandwidth issues, desktop configuration, performance, etc.) has hampered this. Additional issue is that contractors do not have access to the HHS LMS as licenses are not purchased for them. This represents a significant number of employees, many working in information technology.
Section 508: What is It and Why is It Important to You?IHS, Darren BuchananFederalSection 508 AwarenessThis module is primarily intended for all Section 508 Coordinators, DHS Section 508 Trusted Testers, IT Personnel responsible for awareness of Section 508 accessibility, including project managers, programmers, instructional designers, or personnel responsible for procuring, buying, or maintaining electronic information and technology products and services.
Information Accessibility Design & PolicyIllinois OnlinePublic  
Introduction to AccessibilityInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic -- free to IAAP Members. Membership costs vary by level of access.Introduction to accessibility for general audiencesThis course will cover the definitions of usability and accessibility, and how the two concepts intersect. Learners will also explore the wide variety of disabilities that creating accessible products covers, and the Assistive Technologies (AT) that users with disabilities interact with to reduce the barriers they find in the day to day world. Finally, the course will explore how designing accessible products has led to many mainstream innovations, as well as how accessibility is quickly becoming an established part of the world’s regulatory picture today.
Making Accessibility a Design ProblemInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidIntegrating Accessibility into DesignA lot of accessibility issues are created before the development stage, whether it is from the organisations brand guidelines, technology choices or the design. This webinar aims to bring forward the thinking on accessibility to the design stage, by designers. Based on many workshops with designers and developers, there are ways of explaining accessibility that make sense during the design process. Rather than an abstract check-list, you can group accessibility requirements into four 'interactions' so that it is easier to design for. We will arm you with tactics and techniques to get designers and UX people thinking about accessibility from their first sketch.
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.
Audio Description: The Visual Made VerbalInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidDescribing Visual Media for low vision audiencesThis audio description workshop/training session will provide an overview of the "Fundamentals of Audio Description" (developed by Dr. Joel Snyder) and access awareness, particularly with respect to people who are blind or have low vision. Audio description, a translation of images to words, has been shown to provide access to the wide range of media and arts (television, film, performing arts, museums) that comprise any culture. The focus of the webinar will be on understanding audio description as a kind of translation from what is seen into what is heard--the visual is made verbal.
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.
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.
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.
Overview of Global IT Accessibility Laws and PoliciesInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidAccessibility laws and policiesThis webinar is a high-level overview of global IT accessibility laws and policies. The presentation will start with an analysis of U.S. laws and policies with a goal of creating a general conceptual framework for understanding how different laws and policies fit together. It will then extend this framework more broadly to include examples from other nations. This approach will help audience members understand how to examine any country’s IT laws and policies, harmonize elements that might otherwise seem inconsistent, and identify where gaps still exist.
Global Industry Factors Driving Accessibility of ICT Technology and How to Plan for the HeadwindsInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidChanges in accessibilityThe need to address accessibility has often thought to be limited to U.S. government procurement. The need for the production of accessible Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is now a global issue. This webinar will discuss world-wide current, and coming, accessibility pressures mandating accessible ICT as well as strategy considerations for addressing them including efforts taken by IBM to meet business pressures with respect to accessibility.
Human Factors and AccessibilityInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPublic, PaidAccessibility and usabilityAccessibility and human factors professionals share similar goals and skills, however, they often come from different backgrounds and do not always notice how their work complements each other. In this webinar we will show how these two professions coincide and the mutual benefit of learning from one another. We will provide human factors professionals with guidance on including the consideration of disability in their work and accessibility professionals with resources and lessons learned from the human factors community. We hope to foster a relationship that can help advance the consideration of disability in the design of information and communications technology.
Knowbility Accessibility Leadership SymposiumKnowbilityGeneral PublicAccessibility Law and ProgramsDigital communications have transformed how we do business. Equal access to modern communication technology for people with disabilities is critically important and leadership is needed to ensure that no one is left out. Knowbility’s Accessibility Leadership Symposium is designed to meet this leadership challenge. Board Chair Rich Schwerdtfeger invites you to join a select group of business, government, and academic leaders to collaborate on current issues faced by organizations of all types and sizes related to accessibility law, emerging standards, and the creation of innovative, flexible, and comprehensive accessibility programs.
ATSTARKnowbilityPublicAssistive TechnologyATSTAR is an online curriculum designed for teachers, administrators and parents to easily access learning modules and content about Assistive Technology (AT) and learn how to implement it in the classroom to help students with disabilities. ATSTAR is available all across the globe and is not focused on one type of disability but covers all kinds of disabilities whether there are mental, learning or physical based. ATSTAR prepares educational staff to conduct assessments in-school, collect data, and integrate Assistive Technology into the learning process. The program provides a network of ongoing support as educators learn to use technology to include students with disabilities in classroom learning activities. It’s very important that teachers understand technology and how it interfaces with students that have disabilities. Today students go to school and they depend on Assistive Technology to do their classwork and take exams. But to really know how to help students, teachers need to understand how Assistive Technology works so they can work with them side by side to empower them to be successful at school.
OpenAIRKnowbilityPublicWeb AccessibilityThe Accessibility Internet Rally is a global competition based in Austin, Texas that pairs teams of top web developers and web design students with nonprofit organizations to create or improve their websites. The competition is hosted by Knowbility. It costs $100 for nonprofits to create or re-do their websites and make them accessible for everybody.
Section 508 Compliance Training Roles and Responsibilities for Command - January and February 2016NAVAIR, Arnetta WhiteFederal Section 508 EIT Accessibility Standards
Agency's CIO Office/DOD Section 508 PolicyNAVAIR  Formal, written policy identify the office or person who has the responsibility for implementing and complying with Section 508.
Section 508 AwarenessNIC, Donna LedbetterFederal Describes section 508.
General 508 Training, Special TopicsNIC, Donna LedbetterFederal Ongoing training with rotating topics/themes.
Ad hoc training, upon requestOPM, Bethany LetalienFederalSection 508 AwarenessExplain the basics of Section 508 upon invitation.
Accessible ConferencesSection508.govPublic, Web-based course; PowerPoint PresentationSections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act complianceHave you been tasked with planning a conference that is accessible to everyone? This course will help you plan and/or host accessible meetings, conferences, etc. The guidelines provide you with what you need to know to comply with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you follow these guidelines, you will be showing “good faith effort” and will also be creating opportunities for full participation by all attendees. This course does not focus on how to select a date or location, match the meeting to the facility, select lodging, write contracts, identify food/menu issues, and prepare a budget.
Additional Accessibility & Usability ConcernsSection508.govPublic, Web-based course; PowerPoint PresentationAccessibility issues not addressed in previous coursesThe courses presented in the Section 508 Universe offer solutions for removing access barriers to electronic information and technology. These courses cover information ranging from website design to conference planning to procurement. The Additional Accessibility Considerations course was prepared to address a number of accessibility issues that are not currently addressed in the other courses. Specifically, this course highlights recommended design guidelines as you:
  • Oversee the development of accessible electronic forms.
  • Write email messages.
  • Whether someone is trying to complete a benefits form or answer an email, everyone should have the same opportunity to access electronic information.
Introduction to AccessibilitySSA, Pierce CrowellFederalSection 508 AwarenessWhat is Section 508, disability demographics, how do people with disabilities use IT, hands-on assistive technology demonstrations, and Section 508 in the software development life-cycle (SDLC).
Introduction to Accessibility (video)SSA, Pierce CrowellFederalSection 508 AwarenessWhat is Section 508, disability demographics, how do people with disabilities use IT, video demonstrations of assistive technology demonstrations, and Section 508 in the software development life-cycle (SDLC).
Section 508 Awareness and AccessibilityUSAID, William MorganFederalOther Section 508 TrainingSection 508 Technical Standards, Roles and Responsibilities, Section 504
New Employee Orientation/OnboardingUSFS, Mitch RingerFederal 1/2 hour Section 508 overview