Audience: Senior Managers and key decision-makers
This will introduce WCAG and assist policy makers in reaching informed decisions about the WCAG 2 policy, and help them answer stakeholder questions. There is an optional 20 minute version of this talk with highlights for busy managers who can only get away for a few minutes. Slides provided.
Audience: Managers, IT leads
Learn the basics of WCAG 2 and how to split the standard up across roles in your organization so each team has their own part to play. Integrating the standard into AGILE processes for developers, pushing some success criteria upstream to content providers, designers, and architects will save long agonizing migrations to the standard later on. Slides provided.
Audience: Managers, IT Leads
Learn what to do with those 1000's of online PDFs. Categorize them and make appropriate decisions based on source format, complexity, destination, traffic and more. Balance pros " cons of in-house or external remediation, conversion to HTML, removal, archiving etc.) Also learn a successful WCAG strategy for this content going forward.
Audience: Developers, QA Specialists
Audience: Developers, QA Specialists
This is an opportunity for front end developers who are familiar with HTML accessibility to dig deep into the attributes that fill in the accessibility gaps in modern applications, so they can meet the requirements of the WCAG. Bring those tough WAI-ARIA questions that have been keeping you up at night. Learn to use WAI-ARIA with prudence like a fine chef uses spices, rather than adding it all over everything and messing up accessibility.
Audience: QA Specialists, evaluators
Learn the WCAG basics and then have an interactive exploration on how to evaluate your organization’s content for WCAG conformance. Learn to look at the accessibility API, use a screen reader such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver to test. Learn the basics of mobile accessibility testing. A USB key with tools, techniques and checklist is provided.
Audience: Administrators, managers, designers, content authors, marketing personnel
In this hands-on course we will explore the accessibility features of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Every version of MS Office improves its level of accessibility over the previous. We tailor the training to the version of Office that your team is using. A USB key with tools and techniques is provided. Note: We also have half day versions of this course just for MS WORD.
Audience: Managers, designers, content authors, marketing personnel
This “non-techie”, but "hands-on" course is for managers and those in marketing and communications who work with Word and PDFs. It’s also for anyone who drops content into the content area of a Content Management System (CMS) and posts it on-line (such as Drupal, Wordpress, Site Core, Teamsite, Interwoven, etc.). We explore how to add CMS content so it conforms. A USB key with tools and techniques is provided.
Audience: Designers, marketing personnel
It's best to build in accessibility when the "cement is wet". The design phase is what separates a good end product from a great one. In this “non-techie” course, we'll look at how to consider WCAG conformance when creating wire frames and visual designs. Decisions made at this stage are very important. We'll help you understand the accessibility implications with all those colour combinations and UI components, and help you make good design decisions, while keeping the integrity of the vision.
Audience: Content Authors, Technicians, QA
This is a “hands-on” course. Adobe has invested heavily into making Acrobat capable of producing accessible content compliant with WCAG. However, even when source documents are prepared well, it is necessary to adjust the PDF directly. We'll get under the hood of Acrobat. A USB/download with tools provided.
Audience: Designers, Content Authors
This is a “hands-on” course for anyone who creates PDF content for websites using InDesign as the source document format. A USB key with tools and techniques is provided. Prerequisite is the PDF one day course, which can be booked back to back with this course.
Audience: Form Designers, Content Authors
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