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Courses Included in this Track

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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
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
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
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
While a web developer makes a designer’s vision a reality, there are many accessibility guidelines that a designer can directly address—including creating style, determining placement, and working with color. This course examines all the ways designers affect accessibility.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the role of designers in web accessibility
  • Learn how to incorporate accessibility into branding and styles
  • Understand how to incorporate accessibility into images, color choices, page design, and forms

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Role of the Designer
  2. Using Style for Design
  3. Images and Color for Designers
  4. Designing the Layout
  5. Designing Forms

1 hour

Overview
Marketers work through web pages, emails, documents, media, and surveys—all of which should be accessible to the largest audience possible. Any user that has difficulties reduces an opportunity for a sale, so this course teaches marketers how to incorporate accessibility into their daily work.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the role of marketers in web accessibility
  • Learn how to incorporate accessibility into branding, styles, and content
  • Understand how to incorporate accessibility into images, color choices, page design, and multimedia

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Role of the Marketer
  2. Marketing Branding and Accessibility
  3. Accessible Marketing Content
  4. Images in Marketing
  5. Marketing with Multimedia

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

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 track count toward IAAP Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs).

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