Website Accessibility Auditor: Learn How to Test Websites for Accessibility

This instructor-led, hands-on course covers essential design, coding, and testing procedures for Web designers and developers who want to be sure the sites they create are accessible to as many people as possible. Class participants will learn how to test a website for accessibility, based on the WCAG 2.0 Standards...Levels A, AA & AAA. This class will also include a discussion of the recently-released WCAG 2.1 draft and what the current proposed changes mean for people with disabilities and website accessibility auditors.

2 Days Online | 9 AM - 4 PM EDT
Instructor: Mary Gillen
Tuition: $995 per person

Upcoming Class Dates
January 10-11, 2018
February 7-8, 2018
March 7-8, 2018
April 11-12, 2018
May 9-10, 2018
June 6-7, 2018
July 11-12, 2018
August 8-9, 2018
September 5-6, 2018
October 10-11, 2018
November 7-8, 2018
December 5-6, 2018

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Course Prerequisites

To gain the most from the class, attendees should have a working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript prior to taking this course.

Course Objectives

- Define accessibility for the web
- Describe individual requirements impacting users with disabilities
- Explain the code-level enhancements required for advanced web accessibility
- Describe evaluation techniques that should be used during the development phase for web accessibility solutions

Course Outline

1. Introduction
- What is Web Accessibility?
- The Four Principles
- Components of Web Accessibility
- Working with WCAG 2.0

2. Accessible Page Structure
- Logical Structure
- Meaningful Sequence
- Page Language
- Page Titles

3. Accessible Navigation and Orientation
- Different Ways to Find Pages
- Consistent Navigation
- Bypass Blocks
- Keyboard Accessible Only
- Location
- No Keyboard Traps
- Language of Parts
- Interruptions
- Link purpose
- Adjustable Timing
- User Controls

4. Accessible Visual Design and CSS
- Use of color
- Contrast Ratio
- Text Re-sizing
- Headings and Labels
- Section Headings
- Consistent Identification
- Range of Presentation Options

5. Accessible Images
- Text alternatives
- Images of Text

6. Accessible Multimedia
- Audio-only vs Video-only
- Captions (Pre-recorded)
- Audio Description or Media Alternative
- Captions for Live Videos
- Audio Description
- Sign Language
- Extended Audio Description
- Media Alternative for Pre-recorded Videos
- Live Audio
- Audio Controls
- Low or No Background Audio Noise

7. Accessible Content
- Sensory Characteristics
- Images of Text
- Three Flashes or Below
- Link Purpose
- Unusual Words
- Abbreviations
- Reading Level
- Pronunciation
- Detailed Help

8. Accessible Tables
- Marking Up Data Tables
- Table Captions
- Identify Row and Column Headers
- Associate the Data Cells with the Appropriate Headers
- Use Proportional Sizing, Rather than Absolute Sizing
- Other table markup

9. Accessible Forms
- Time Limits
- Re-authenticating
- Focus Order
- Visible Keyboard Focus
- On Focus Change
- On Input Change
- Change on Request
- Error Identification
- Labels and instructions
- Error Suggestions
- Error Prevention

10. Basics of Accessible Scripting and WAI-ARIA

- WAI-ARIA - What Is It?
- Name, Role, Value
- Common JavaScript Accessibility Problems
- Accessible Client-Side Scripting Techniques
- Accessible JavaScript Toolkits

11. Principles of Conformance Evaluation

- Testing Tools & Resources

12. WCAG 2.1 Draft

- New success criteria that will change the way auditors conduct web accessibility audits

Register - $995 per person

Upcoming Class Dates
January 10-11, 2018
February 7-8, 2018
March 7-8, 2018
April 11-12, 2018
May 9-10, 2018
June 6-7, 2018
July 11-12, 2018
August 8-9, 2018
September 5-6, 2018
October 10-11, 2018
November 7-8, 2018
December 5-6, 2018

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mary@accessiblewebsiteservices.com
508-768-8418