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Category 5: Test for Section 508 Compliance

Course TitleProvider/ContactAvailabilityTopicCourse Description (Description of training or policy)
Section 508 Trusted Tester TrainingBEP  Section 508 Trusted Tester training offered online by DHS
External Agency-Department of Homeland Security: Trusted Tester ProgramDCMA N/A 
Harmonized Processes for Section 508 Testing: Baseline Tests for Software & Web AccessibilityDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThe Baseline Tests support:
  • Unified testing for the Section 508 technical requirements for Software and Websites, as well as Functional Performance Criteria (FPC) across government.
  • Provides a minimum set of Tests for agencies to streamline/enhance their existing test processes.
  • Aligns Section 508 accessibility testing with most of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) success criteria, in preparation for the upcoming Section 508 refresh.
DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for ApplicationsDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThe DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for Applications document incorporates the minimum baseline tests and steps required to determine compliance with Section 508 requirements.
DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for Microsoft WordDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThe Department of Homeland Security has worked in conjunction with the Accessible Electronic Document (AED) Community of Practice (COP) to produce new guidance for creating and testing Microsoft 2010 Word documents for Section 508 conformance.
DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for PDFDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingTo help ensure that 508 compliant PDFs are disseminated, this test process has been created to evaluate documents against all applicable standards including technical criteria and 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria.
Section 508 Basic Authoring and Testing Guide ChecklistDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThe Department of Homeland Security has worked in conjunction with the Accessible Electronic Document (AED) Community of Practice (COP) to produce new guidance for creating and testing Microsoft 2010 Word documents for Section 508 conformance.
Section 508 Basic Authoring and Testing Guide Word 2010Department of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThe Department of Homeland Security has worked in conjunction with the Accessible Electronic Document (AED) Community of Practice (COP) to produce new guidance for creating and testing Microsoft 2010 Word documents for Section 508 conformance.
Required Software Installation for using the DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for ApplicationsDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThis guide provides guidance on how to install the required testing software that will be used by DHS Trusted Testers following the DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for Applications. This guide also provides minimum system requirements (hardware and software), and recommendations for an appropriate workstation environment for testing.
DHS Section 508 Compliance Testing ToolsDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThis guide provides a list of the testing tools used in the DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for Applications. It explains the installation steps in detail, and important information to help you download the necessary components from the host websites.
Trusted Tester Fact SheetDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingThe Department of Homeland Security Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST) is committed to the development of the common testing approach for accessibility compliance and conformity, named Trusted Tester (TT). TT provides a code-inspection based test approach for determining software and web site conformance to the Section 508 standards. This is a resource on the Trusted Tester approach.
DHS Trusted Tester Training Guidance for Users of Assistive Technology and Service-Based AccommodationsDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAssistive TechnologyThis guide provides information on when assistive technologies (AT) can and can’t be used and when human assistance may be needed in order to successfully perform tasks built into the online Trusted Tester training course. This guide provides users of assistive technology with information on how such use affects the performing of Section 508 conformance testing tasks, where they will need assistance, and what specific assistance is needed. This information is provided as a supplemental resource and is broken down by lesson so that for each lesson, and for each test-ID within the lesson, clear information is provided for the range of disabilities which require assistive technology. Persons with disabilities should review the information for each lesson as they progress through the lesson, select the disability(s) which most closely match their situation, and carefully read the guidance for assistive technology use.
UTAP Pilot Summary ReportDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingPart 1 of the UTAP Report includes the background of how the TT approach developed, and how requests from outside agencies to receive TT training led to the creation of the UTAP approach. OAST staff provided coaching to participant agency staff, assisting them in the development of their own organizational designs and implementation plans. A five stage approach was employed with each agency: (1) goal setting; (2) familiarization with existing agency practices; (3) familiarizations with TT implementation at DHS; (4) Design; and (5) Implementation Plan. In Part 2, the three of the four participant agency Case Study reports are presented. Each report includes an overview of what their implementation plan entails, (including stakeholder responsibilities, training, and related issues) as well as a description of what the plan replaces.
UTAP GuideDepartment of Homeland SecurityGeneral PublicAccessibility TestingIn the UTAP Pilot, OAST staff helped people in four disparate agencies adopt a common approach to testing. In doing so, we helped them address the wider organizational issues around Section 508 testing. Besides helping the staff of four federal agencies, the UTAP Pilot had an additional goal. This goal was for the DHS staff to learn about the types of issues and obstacles that would have to be addressed at different agencies as they adopt TT. Throughout the pilot project, staff gained insights into diverse organizational cultures and hopefully those lessons can be applied to the benefit of other federal agencies, and other organizations. This guide is the culmination of that activity, bringing together our current knowledge of how to best implement TT in an organization.
Testing Mobile Apps for Section 508 ComplianceDepartment of Veterans AffairsGeneral Public This training covers the key elements of testing mobile apps for Section 508 compliance. You’ll learn what is needed to make sure provisions of Section 508 are met consistently.
Testing for Testing Software for Section 508 ComplianceDepartment of Veterans AffairsGeneral Public This training provides explanations of the Section 508 requirements for software applications and operating systems set forth in paragraphs (a) through (l) of §1194.21, Software Applications and Operating Systems. §1194.21 also applies to software applications that are embedded in or deployed on the web.
Testing HTML for Section 508 ComplianceDepartment of Veterans AffairsGeneral Public In this course, you’ll learn about Section 508 requirements for web content. You’ll also find out about assistive technology (AT) used by people with disabilities, and get an overview of the topics covered in the other modules.
Testing with Screen ReadersDeque University  An overview of the screen readers JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver. How to use screen readers to navigate the web, and a systematic approach to testing webpages for accessibility using screen readers. This course is not intended to teach people with visual disabilities how to use screen readers in their daily lives; however, the guidance on screen reader testing is applicable to both sighted and non-sighted accessibility testers. This course is designed to equip accessibility testers with:
  • A general understanding of what screen readers are
  • How screen readers read web sites
  • What screen readers are available
  • Why webpages should be tested with screen readers
  • The basics of how to use JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver on web sites
  • A systematic approach to testing webpages for accessibility using screen readers
Overview of Accessibility Verification Testing (AVT) Processes & ProceduresFreedom ScientificPaidIntroduction to accessibility testing and verificationAn introduction for testers and quality assurance staff on the types of accessibility testing done to verify a solution’s conformance to accessibility standards. Provides an overview of the procedures for planning, preforming, and reporting results, and determining possible courses of action. Also includes a list of additional resources where you can learn more. 
AVT Tools Introduction for Multiple RolesFreedom ScientificPaidIntroduction to tools used to test content accessibilityThis course provides guidance on how to install and use various tools and platforms for accessibility design inspections, developer unit testing, and accessibility verification testing. Pair this course with Overview of Accessibility Verification Testing (AVT) Processes & Procedures to round out your AVT knowledge. 
Overview of AVT2 Manual Test Procedures & ToolsFreedom ScientificPaidPerforming manual accessibility verification testingAn overview of AVT2 manual inspection procedures, including some hands-on use of tools and techniques such as testing with: Keyboard-only, IE Web Accessibility Toolbar, Color Contrast Analyzer, and Windows or Mac High Contrast Mode. Includes a hands-on activity using procedures and tools introduced in the module. 
Performing AVT3 on Native iOS Apps with VoiceOver and Native Android Apps with TalkBackFreedom ScientificPaidOverview of how to perform AVT3 tests on Native iOS Apps using VoiceOverAn overview of how to perform AVT3 tests on Native iOS Apps using VoiceOver. Learn how to activate and use VoiceOver on an iPhone or iPad. Also an overview of how to perform AVT3 tests on Native Android Apps with TalkBack. Learn how to verify conformance to various accessibility requirements such as: Non-Text Context, Navigation, Keyboard, Focus Order, Info & Relationships, Labels and Instructions, Titling, and more. Includes a list of additional resources where students can learn more. 
Creating Consolidated Accessibility Test ReportsFreedom ScientificPaidCreating accessibility test logs and reportsDetailed training on how to create and share consolidated accessibility test reports. Includes detailed review of the types of procedures used in Accessibility Verification Testing (AVT1, AVT2, AVT3); how to create accessibility test logs and reports; how to communicate about accessibility issues with application owners and development teams; and how to document conformance status after accessibility issues are resolved as much as possible, and before deployment. 
Testing for Accessibility using Features and Functions Built Into WindowsFreedom ScientificPaidPerforming accessibility testing using Windows accessibility featuresAn overview for testers and quality assurance staff on how to test for accessibility using Windows accessibility features. Learn how to navigate Windows using the keyboard, and also how to use color, contrast, grayscale, and system font settings and themes to test for visual accessibility. Includes links to resources where students can learn more on the topic. 
How to Identify 508 Errors in PDFHHSHHS Employees and Contractors Only (with COR Permission) This course is designed to be an in-depth look at evaluating the Section 508 standards as they apply to Adobe PDF. We demonstrate the visual, and back end tag structure issues that are most commonly found including reading order, list and table tagging. We also show how to use the built in accessibility checker to aid in finding these issues.
How to Identify 508 Errors in Web SitesHHSHHS Employees and Contractors Only (with COR Permission) This course is designed to be an in-depth look at the Section 508 standards as they apply to Web sites, with an emphasis on sites that reside on DCD-managed Web Content Management Systems. We present real-world examples and solutions for most commonly encountered accessibility issues.
Issue ManagementHHSHHS Employees and Contractors Only (with COR Permission) This course teaches attendees how use the Leaderboard reports in order to (a) identify 508 issues on web sites, (b) identify issues that are mistakenly identified as errors (false positives), and (c) learn in depth 5 of the 508 web regulations that have the potential to greatly impact Leaderboard scores. This course is most effective when preceded by the How to Identify 508 Errors in Web Sites course.
DHS Trusted Tester Training ProgramIHS Section 508 Technical Training (web and software development, document authoring and remediation, etc.)A common testing approach for accessibility compliance and conformity that provides a code-inspection based test approach for determining software and website conformance to the Section 508 standards.
How to Use JAWS Screen Reader to Verify Accessibility Features in a Web ApplicationInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidTesting Accessibility in JAWSAccessibility can be quite abstract. Developers and testers often have no formal training in accessibility and using assistive technologies. Keyboard testing can be easily done without a mouse and low-vision can be tested just as easily. Screen reader, however, is complex even for blind users. This webinar will explain the concept of how the screen reader accesses information as well as demonstrate selected features of a web application. By the end of this webinar, developers and testers will be able to verify intended accessibility features using JAWS screen reader.
Planning and Delivering a Diverse User TestInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessibility TestingEnabling people to access digital information in an accessible way is why we do what do we do as accessibility professionals. As such, it is essential to involve actual users in the process of accessibility evaluation, in order to get the best results. In this session, we will run through the process of a planning, and running, a diverse user test for digital content. This webinar will outline the core components of running a user based accessibility test on your app or website, covering topics from selecting users, and drawing up tasks, to moderating the test, and presenting the findings. Also covered will be available technology for both desktop and mobile testing, videos of a mock user test, and general good practise when working with users.
Writing Accessibility Tests Using JavaScript and CSSInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessibility TestingExamples and techniques for writing accessibility tests using JavaScript and CSS for testing in the browser. Key discussion topics will include: Creating CSS and JavaScript Favlets to add visible markers to the page to highlight issues, properties, or markup without requiring the user to look at the code; Using the document.querySelectorAll function to obtain a candidate set of elements meeting certain requirements; Cross browser support; Sample favlets available for accessibility testing and diagnostic purposes.
Top Testing Tools for AccessibilityInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessibility testingWithout checking your work, mistakes will slip through. Learn when to test for accessibility and the easiest ways to fit it into your workflow. Whether you are a designer, developer or tester there will be tools and techniques for you to use. The earlier you test for accessibility the easier it is to achieve, so there will be plenty of time for questions and working through scenarios.
Using Assistive Technology (AT) in Accessibility TestingInternational Association of Accessibility PartnersPaidAccessibility testingDid you know that blind people can surf the Internet and deaf people can enjoy videos? Have you wondered how people with disabilities use mobile devices? Assistive technology is fascinating and empowering to people with disabilities, yet it presents compliance challenges for producers of online content. The technology provides endless opportunities to gain access to services and content, but often organizations misunderstand or don’t know the accessibility guidelines or how to test for accessibility. Come and learn how you can use AT in accessibility testing.
Group WebinarsLevel Access  Large variety of technical, policy, and program management webinars.
Screenreader SimulationNational Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials  This NCRTM videocast reviews two scenarios that demonstrate using a screenreader with both accessible and inaccessible content. The goal is to help the audience understand how crucial document remediation is.
Section 508 Basic Authoring & Testing Guide MS Word 2010Rehabilitation Services Administration  This webinar overviews basic accessibility standards in authoring Word 2010 documents. This webinar was held for a grantee audience.
Section 508 Basic Authoring & Testing Guide MS Word 2010Rehabilitation Services Administration  This webinar overviews basic accessibility standards in authoring Word 2010 documents. This webinar was held for a grantee audience.