Courses Included in this Learning Path

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1 hour

Overview

This course provides a high-level overview of general accessibility principles as well as guidelines, the disabilities that accessibility benefits, legal implications, and assistive technologies.

Course Objectives

  • Define accessibility and its importance
  • Navigate the legal landscape and your role
  • Recognize assistive technologies
  • Understand accessibility guidelines used around the world

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Understand Accessibility
  2. Guidelines and Legal Considerations
  3. Starting Your Accessibility Program

30 minutes

Overview

This course provides a discussion about the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) 2018 Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.1 additions.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how WCAG 2.1 adds to WCAG 2.0
  • Understand each new success criteria
  • Learn why WCAG 2.1 focuses on mobile, low vision, cognitive disabilities, and error correction

1 hour

Overview

Create accessible instructional materials for the classroom by learning about common content issues, readability, and universal design. See how text formatting, images, links, tables, and multimedia can impact learning resources.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the instructional designer role and what they are responsible for with regards to classroom resource accessibility
  • Demonstrate how to write and format learning content accessibly
  • Understand how to factor in accessibility when adding images, color, and multimedia to learning materials

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Understanding the Instructional Designer Role
  2. Writing and Formatting Content for Learning
  3. Images and Color in the Classroom
  4. Multimedia to Supplement Learning

1 hour

Overview

This course addresses creating accessible instructional materials for online classrooms, including common content issues, readability, and universal design for learning principals to maximize accessibility to accommodate all students. See how text formatting, images, links, tables, and multimedia can impact learning resources.  

Course Objectives

  • Understand what instructors are responsible for with regards to virtual classroom resource accessibility 
  • Demonstrate how to write and format learning content accessibly 
  • Understand how to factor in accessibility when adding images, color, and multimedia to online learning materials 

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Virtual Classroom Accessibility Basics 
  2. Write and Format Content for Online Learning
  3. Virtual Classroom Images and Color 
  4. Multimedia to Supplement Learning 

1 hour

Overview

Learn the roles and responsibilities of writers, editors, page owners, and other content contributors as they relate to web accessibility. Content contributors learn how content choices such as color, links, images, tables, and multimedia can impact the user experience. Learn how to make accessibility part of your regular design process, whether you’re building new pages or retrofitting existing content.

Course Objectives

  • Understand your role and responsibilities
  • Write and develop content that is useful and engaging
  • Explore the requirements when sharing various file types on your site

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Understand Accessibility
  2. Guidelines and Legal Considerations
  3. Starting Your Accessibility Program

1 hour

Overview

Examine how documents play a role in accessibility. This course focuses on the accessibility guidelines you should use with an authoring program like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Pages. Each program is slightly different in how you apply accessibility, but the principles are the same. This course is aimed at anyone that makes documents that will be posted online.

Course Objectives

  • Understand principles to apply in your original documents
  • Make considerations depending on the software you use
  • Convert and test your document

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Accessibility and Documents
  2. Creating Content
  3. Software Considerations

1 hour

Overview

Learn about the accessibility guidelines you should use when creating a new document with an authoring program like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. After the PDF is generated, we will walk through the accessibility features in Adobe Acrobat DC and conclude with some tests you can perform to verify if the PDF is accessible. This course is for anyone that makes documents that will be posted online.

Course Objectives

  • Principles to apply in your original document
  • How to create a tagged PDF
  • Using Adobe Acrobat Pro to complete accessibility tagging
  • Testing the document to verify it is accessible

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Understand Accessible Document Basics
  2. Apply Accessibility Principles to Your Documents
  3. Apply Accessibility Principles to Your PDF
  4. Perform Accessibility Checks

1 hour

Overview

Many organizations make their websites accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities, but have you thought about potential accessibility issues with your social media efforts? There are ways to be conscious about it and try to reach your widest possible audience, and in this course you’ll learn how to make accessibility part of your everyday social media strategy.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the impact of inaccessible social posts
  • Learn how to write great alt text
  • Discover how to structure accessible social posts
  • Craft accessible posts for LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Social Media Accessibility Basics
  2. How to Make Social Posts More Accessible

1 hour

Overview

Depending on your industry, making accessible multimedia may not only be the right thing to do, but may also be required by law. Learn about the accessibility guidelines you should use when creating multimedia.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the specific WCAG standards that apply to multimedia
  • How to create captions and transcripts
  • Learn what makes an accessible media player

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Introduction to Accessible Multimedia
  2. Transcripts, Captions, and Audio Descriptions
  3. Additional Multimedia Requirements

2 hours

Overview

This course is geared toward anyone who uses InDesign to create documents—whether they’re posted online or not! It was developed in collaboration with our partner AbleDocs (opens new tab) to make sure we’re teaching the expert-level InDesign accessibility content you expect from Siteimprove Academy.

Course Objectives

  • Identify what document compliance means
  • Understand source document accessibility
  • Learn how to create accessible InDesign elements
  • Understand PDF remediation with Acrobat

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. What Does Document Compliance Mean?
  2. Document Setup: Getting Started the Right Way
  3. Structure, Styles, Images, and Tables in InDesign
  4. Color, Charts, and Graphs in InDesign
  5. Accessibility for Acrobat

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All courses in this learning path count toward IAAP Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs).

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