Web Accessibility Perspectives and Best Practices Workshop

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3 Days
Course Price
Course Description

Compliance with the current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) is both good business and the right thing to do. More so than ever before,organizations that cut corners or lack a sense of urgency to ensure that their online assets are accessible to people with disabilities, are at risk for legal action.

Passionate about equipping organizations with mission-critical knowledge and know-how for the current climate, Promet Source has developed a comprehensive and customizable three-day web accessibility workshop.

Learning objectives include:

  • Insight into ways in which people with disabilities access the web, as well common barriers encountered
  • An understanding of the business case for web accessibility
  • Knowledge of WCAG 2.1 as a framework for web accessibility
  • Best practices concerning implementation assurance of accessibility guidelines throughout the development process


Should I Take this Course?

This comprehensive course takes a holistic view of web accessibility within entire web design and development process. Project managers, content editors, visual designers, application programmers, web developers, and solutions architects will all benefit from participation.  Content can be tailored to meet the specific needs of participants.

Day 1

  • Overview of web accessibility
  • Relevant legislation and applicable regulations 
  • Business benefits of web accessibility
  • Hands-on demonstrations of adaptive strategies and assistive technologies
  • Introduction to WCAG, its four basic design principles and guidelines
  • Developing a web accessibility implementation plan
  • Requirements for an organizational accessibility policy 
  • Considerations in selecting authoring tools and content management systems 

Day 2

  • Introduction to WCAG 
  • Applicability of WCAG to all web technologies
  • Introduction to content editing
  • Color and contrast in accessible design
  • Advisory techniques that enhance a site’s readability, including the visual presentation
  • Accessibility requirements for resizable text and flexible page layout
  • Accessibility requirements for data and longer descriptions for diagrams, graphs, photographs, etc
  • Use of CSS to include decorative and formatting images
  • Solutions for accessible pre-recorded media, including transcripts, captions, and audio-description
  • Page content organization and the use of correct heading hierarchies
  • Accessibility of tables requiring explicit information and relationships to aid understanding
  • Advisory techniques for tables, such as cell highlighting on hover

Day 3

  • Information and relationship requirements for basic form accessibility
  • Accessible form features such as labels, instructions, keyboard compatible controls, and indicating required fields
  • Issues associated with movement on web pages (e.g. from scrolling text, animations, flashing/flickering)
  • Scripting techniques that satisfy WCAG success criteria
  • WAI-ARIA techniques to improve keyboard usage and setting of focus
  • Selection and evaluation of automated tools 
  • Process for conformance testing and evaluation 
  • WCAG conformance requirements and conformance claims
  • Summary of the overall requirements for accessible web design and development