Web Accessibility Training


November 6-7, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) in partnership with SCAET is hosting two-day WebAIM training during EdTech. WebAIM.org’s accessibility experts will provide intensive training focusing on accessibility principles & techniques. Training is available to registered attendees. At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of completion. You can attend both days, or Day 1 or Day 2 for free when registered for EdTech. Register Now for this training.

  • Day 1 (must register for Full or Wednesday conference) Principles of and motivations for web accessibility, define assistive technology, & introduce accessibility guidelines for a variety of issues—captions & transcripts, contrast & color reliance, how screen readers work, headings, tables, alternative text, complex images meaningful link text, keyboard navigation, document language, fonts & font sizing, evaluating web accessibility, WAVE & other automated tools, keyboard testing, & screen reader testing to name a few. 

  • Day 2 (must register for Full or Thursday conference) advanced web accessibility and document accessibility.


Full Training Schedule:

Day 1 (8:30-3:30 PM)-November 6, 2019

Section 1 – Principles of Web Accessibility

All interested participants (developers, designers, QA, program managers, etc.)

  • Training Objectives

  • Principles of and motivations for web accessibility

  • Defining assistive technology

  • Introduction to accessibility guidelines

  • Overview of legal requirements and guidelines

  • Auditory disabilities

    • Captions and transcripts for multimedia

  • Visual disabilities

    • Audio description

    • Contrast and color reliance

    • How screen readers work

    • Headings

    • Regions and landmarks

    • Forms (labels, fieldset/legend)

    • Tables

    • Images and Alternative text

    • Complex images

    • Other markup (lists, page titles, frame/iframe titles)

  • Cognitive and learning disabilities

    • Usability and accessibility considerations

  • Photosensitive epilepsy

  • Motor disabilities

    • Considerations for voice control software

    • Meaningful link text

    • Keyboard navigation (focus indicators, "skip" links)

    • Time-sensitive and dynamic content

  • Odds and Ends

    • Acronyms and abbreviations

    • Document language

    • Fonts and font sizing


Day 2 (8:30-3:30 PM)-November 7, 2019

Please note: Day 2 will build on important foundational principles covered in Day 1. Day 2 participants should try to attend Day 1.

Day 2 AM – Section 2 – Evaluation and Document Accessibility

  • Evaluating web accessibility (Overview and Demos)

    • Principles of evaluation and user testing

    • WAVE and other automated tools

    • Using a checklist

    • Keyboard testing

    • Screen reader testing

  • Excel,Word and PowerPoint accessibility techniques

  • Converting to PDF

  • Word and PowerPoint accessibility checkers

  • PDF accessibility principles

  • Remediating PDF accessibility in Acrobat Pro

    • Tags Pane

    • Reading Order Tool

Day 2 PM – Section 3 – Advanced Web Accessibility

  • Complex forms

    • Placeholder text

    • ARIA labels

    • Form validation and error messaging

  • JavaScript event handlers and device independence

  • CSS and responsive web design

  • Tabindex

  • Modal and non-modal dialogs

  • ARIA Overview

    • Rules of ARIA Use

    • roles, states, and properties

    • Examples of correct and incorrect ARIA use