Courses Included in this Learning Path

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1 hour

Overview

Learn how to review your digital presence for compliance and how to gain support for making accessibility a priority within your organization. This course addresses how to audit the current technology, contacts, and staff knowledge you have in place, and where to go from there.

Course Objectives

  • Identify existing resources
  • Build a business case
  • Understand legal, regulatory, and compliance issues

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Reasons to Make Accessibility a Priority
  2. Review Your Digital Presence
  3. Understanding Accessibility Roles
  4. Put Your Knowledge into Action

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2 hours

Overview

Web accessibility is not a one-time project, but rather an integral process for your overall business strategy. 

For accessibility to be sustainable long-term, you need much more than a little accessibility knowledge. You need leadership buy-in, an allocated budget, a transparent design and development process, and a culture that is willing to change.

This course takes a holistic look at accessibility testing within an organization by explaining the benefits of an in-house manual testing team. It also provides an adaptive framework to integrate web accessibility into all relevant aspects of a product or project life cycle.

Course Objectives

  • Assess resources and understand the benefits of in-house manual accessibility testers
  • Learn tips for interviewing and onboarding new accessibility analysts and consultants
  • Implement a checklist for manual accessibility testing
  • The benefits of using a framework for accessibility accountability
  • How to use the ARRM framework

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. How to Establish a Manual Accessibility Testing Team
  2. Hiring Qualified Accessibility Analysts and Consultants
  3. Manual Accessibility Testers at Work
  4. Incorporating Accessibility into Your Whole Organization

1 hour

Overview

Examine how information and communication technology play a role in web accessibility. Purchasing compliant software and technology needs to be considered not only during the contract negotiation phase, but also as soon as the request for proposals are sent out.

Course Objectives

  • Understand your responsibility for purchasing accessible Information and Communication Technology
  • Incorporate accessibility requirements into your agreements and verify compliance
  • Use Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) in your selection process

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Prepare
  2. Evaluate
  3. Select

1 hour

Overview

There has been a marked increase in the number of complaints and lawsuits regarding web accessibility. Institutions and businesses all over the world are facing complaints and lawsuits for inaccessible websites. If you find yourself having been served a complaint or lawsuit, this course will teach you skills for auditing your site for compliance.

Course Objectives

  • Understand why you might receive a complaint
  • Learn about the elements of an audit, such as automated and manual testing
  • Gain skills to develop and implement a corrective action plan and an accessibility policy

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Receiving a Complaint
  2. Auditing
  3. Maintain Compliance

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

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

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