Instructor-Led Web Accessibility Training

See also the Self-paced Online Classes.

One of the best ways to get your team up to speed on accessibility is to have them learn from industry-leading professionals.

Delivery Methods

Choose the delivery method most suitable to your needs:

  • On location: We can travel to your place of business and meet with your team.
  • Virtual: We can connect over the internet to teams dispersed across the globe, or when travel schedules may be difficult to arrange.
  • Open Enrollment Workshops: Deque holds workshops open to to the general public, usually in the Washington DC area, but also in other locations. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Accessibility Training Topics

Web Accessibility Fundamentals (half day or less)

This presentation is suitable for a general audience, including project/program managers, developers, QA testers, and even the CEO. The length of the presentation can be anywhere from 1 hour to 4 hours, depending on the context and how much detail you want us to include.

  • Disability types
  • Assistive technologies
  • Universal design
  • Basic principles of web accessibility
  • WCAG guidelines
  • Laws

Web Accessibility Fundamentals, HTML Techniques, ARIA/JavaScript, Testing, & Screen Readers (2 days)

This is our most popular workshop. It is most suitable for developers and QA testers. The first part (Web Accessibility Fundamentals) is suitable for a general, non-technical audience, because it mostly conceptual, rather than technical. The rest is more technical.

  • Web Accessibility Fundamentals:
    • Disability types
    • Assistive technologies
    • Universal design
    • Basic principles of web accessibility
    • WCAG guidelines
    • Laws
  • HTML/CSS Accessibility:
    • Structure and Semantics
    • Device independence and keyboard accessibility
    • Navigation and links
    • Visual layout and CSS
    • Images, charts, graphs, etc.
    • Video, audio, and multimedia
    • Iframes
    • Data tables
    • Forms
  • ARIA and JavaScript Accessibility:
    • ARIA concepts
    • Labels and descriptions
    • Roles
    • Properties and States
    • Dynamic changes
    • Keyboard focus management
    • AJAX
    • ARIA widgets
  • Screen reader basics:
    • JAWS
    • NVDA
    • VoiceOver

Document Accessibility: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, InDesign, PDF, EPUB (2 days)

This workshop is suitable for content writers, designers, and anyone who deals with digital documents. It gets quite involved, but is not overly technical. Topics can include some or all of the following, depending on your needs:

  • Word
    • Structure and semantics (headings, styles, etc.)
    • Images
    • Text and fonts
    • Floating elements and the drawing layer
    • Tables
    • Math and equations
  • PowerPoint
    • Using the outline view
    • Speakers notes
    • Images
    • Floating elements and the drawing layer
    • Alternatives to PowerPoint
  • Excel
    • Data structure
    • Forms
    • Macros
    • Charts and graphs
  • PDF
    • Accessibility features of PDF readers
    • Optimizing the source document
    • Converting to tagged PDF
    • Adding metadata
    • Touching up PDF tags
    • Fine tuning reading order and tab order
    • Exporting to other formats
  • InDesign
    • Mapping styles to semantic elements
    • Importing from other formats
    • Headers and footers
    • Objects
    • Tables
    • Reading order
    • Metadata
    • Exporting to PDF
    • Exporting to EPUB
  • EPUB
    • Optimizing the source content
    • Converting into EPUB
    • EPUB readers
    • DAISY

Word and PDF Accessibility (1 day)

This workshop is suitable for content writers, designers, and anyone who deals with digital documents. Strong computer skills are required, but the workshop is not overly technical. For more complete coverage (including PowerPoint, Excel, InDesign, and EPUB), see the Complete Document and Publication Accessibility Workshop.

Topics:

  • Word
    • Structure and semantics (headings, styles, etc.)
    • Images
    • Text and fonts
    • Floating elements and the drawing layer
    • Tables
    • Math and equations
  • PDF
    • Accessibility features of PDF readers
    • Optimizing the source document
    • Converting to tagged PDF
    • Adding metadata
    • Touching up PDF tags
    • Fine tuning reading order and tab order
    • Exporting to other formats

Mobile Web Accessibility (1 day)

This workshop is suitable for developers and QA testers. We strongly recommend taking the Web and ARIA Accessibility workshop first, as a prerequisite. Topics:

  • iOS accessibility features
  • Android accessibility features
  • Windows mobile accessibility features
  • Responsive design
  • Touch interfaces
  • Keyboard accessibility
  • Navigation

Mobile Web and Native App Accessibility (2 days)

This workshop is suitable for developers and QA testers. We strongly recommend taking the Web and ARIA Accessibility workshop first, as a prerequisite.

  • Mobile Web Accessibility:
    • iOS accessibility features
    • Android accessibility features
    • Windows mobile accessibility features
    • Responsive design
    • Touch interfaces
    • Keyboard accessibility
    • Navigation
  • Native App Accessibility:
    • Labeling objects, controls, and forms
    • Dynamic content
    • iOS methods
    • Android methods
    • Windows methods

Deque Product Training

  • WorldSpace Comply and FireEyes (1 day)
  • WorldSpace Attest and FireEyes (1 day)
  • Advanced WorldSpace Configuration and Administration (half day or 1 day)
  • FireEyes (1.5 hours)
  • Amaze Programming Training (2 days)

Custom Topics

If you need specialized training on topics not represent in the lists above, or if you want to customize the training in some way, contact us so we can plan it out with you.