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Courses Included in this Track

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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
Accessibility issues on the website tend to fall into two categories: issues for content contributors and issues for developers. Developers work with the HTML coding to create page templates, tools, and applications. This course examines all the ways developers affect accessibility.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the difference between full automated and semi-automated checks
  • Build on automatic tests with manual review of items that need human interpretation
  • Factor in your users’ needs and preferences with usability testing

Part 1 - Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Developer Description and Role
  2. Accessibility Basics
  3. Images
  4. Tables
  5. Multimedia

Part 2 - Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Navigation and Structure
  2. Coding
  3. Applying CSS
  4. Color
  5. Forms

1 hour

Overview
No automated tool can test for all accessibility errors. While automation is beneficial and can expedite identifying coding errors, there are some items that must be checked manually. This course will discuss how to make automated and manual testing an integral part of your web accessibility process.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the difference between fully automated and semi-automated checks
  • Build on automatic tests with manual review of items that need human interpretation
  • Provide comprehensive testing reports to key stakeholders

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Accessibility Review
  2. Automated Testing
  3. Manual Testing
  4. Additional Testing
  5. Reporting

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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