Instructor-Led Web Accessibility Training

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

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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: For many of our instructor-led courses, 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

While we have the following courses readily available, we are constantly improving the content of our courses, and regularly create new materials to meet the specific needs of our clients. Get in touch with us to discover the vast variety of topics we can cover.

Accessibility Bootcamp - 2 Full Days (Best Option!)

This two-day training is our most popular course, and offers an overview of everything your team needs to know in order to begin their journey down the path of Web accessibility. This Bootcamp is intended to be the foundation upon which all accessibility knowledge can later be built. While the second day of the Bootcamp is most suitable for web developers and quality assurance professionals, the first day is intended for every member of a cross-functional team. In this Bootcamp, we cover the following topics:

  • Web accessibility fundamentals (see next topic for details)
  • Accessibility checkpoints: semantics and interactions
  • Accessibility checkpoints: inclusive design and user experience
  • Issue prioritization and real-life examples
  • Accessibility core rules and testing tools
  • Manual accessibility testing process
  • Screen reader accessibility testing process
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Accessibility Fundamentals - 0.5 Day or Less

This training provides an overview of basic accessibility concepts, such as why digital inclusion matters and how people with disabilities use the Web. Through this training, participants will develop a better understanding about how disabilities affect a person's experience online, as well as a high-level introduction to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG). The training will also introduce ways through which the many responsibilities pertinent to Web accessibility can be distributed by roles, so each member of your team understands the role they should play when it comes to successfully integrating accessibility in the project development lifecycle.

This training is intended for all audiences, including policy makers and other “non-web” attendees (a.k.a. Management).

  • Accessibility considerations & inclusive design
  • Why accessibility matters
  • How people with disabilities use the web
  • Assistive Technologies and context of use
  • Statistics, laws, and more!
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, v2.0
  • Role-based accessibility and shift-left approach

Mobile Web Accessibility - 0.5 Day to a Full Day

Because mobile is an integral part of the overall Web experience, this training is vital to your development team’s overall success. This training is intended to be delivered to participants who have already successfully completed Deque’s 2-day Bootcamp and provides an overview of considerations that are specific to mobile Web design and development. Upon completion, your team will be able to create accessible experiences on mobile devices which will modernize your organization’s approach to accessibility.

Deque’s modular training approach allows for both half-day or full-day extended training in this topic area, with a mix of lectures and hands-on workshop exercises designed to empower your cross-functional team to make informed and accessible decisions beyond the desktop. Topics can include:

  • Accessibility considerations for mobile design and development
  • Mobile Web accessibility guidelines and techniques
  • Accessible responsive Web design principles
  • Mobile Web testing methodology, following the Deque Way
  • Testing with screen readers in a mobile Web environment
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Native Mobile Accessibility - 0.5 Day to 2 Full Days

There is a clear distinction between the Web, as it is now experienced on mobile devices, and native mobile experiences, such as the ones users get when navigating through applications downloaded from the AppStore (iOS) or the GooglePlay platform (Android), and accessibility is no exception.

This training is intended for participants who have already successfully completed Deque’s 2-day Bootcamp and will provide an overview of considerations specific to the native mobile environment, both for iOS and Android, so your team can successfully create accessible experiences on mobile applications beyond the Web.

Deque’s modular training approach allows for both half-day or up to 2 full days of extended training in this topic area, with a mix of lectures and hands-on workshop exercises designed to empower your cross-functional team to make informed and accessible decisions. Topics can include:

  • Native mobile accessibility fundamentals
  • Native mobile accessibility guidelines and techniques
  • Native applications, widgets and pattern libraries
  • Native mobile testing methodology, following the Deque Way
  • Testing with screen readers in a native mobile environment
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Document Accessibility - 0.5 Day to 2 Full Days

Because there’s more to accessibility than just HTML pages, our modular approach to document accessibility allows your team to become familiar with the fundamentals of accessibility in the context of various other formats. Intended for content authors, and anyone who has a role to play in designing or creating documents to are meant to be downloaded on the Web, this course covers all the basics you need to ensure organizational goals for accessibility are met.

Deque’s modular training approach allows for both half-day or up to 2 full days of extended training in this topic area, with a mix of lectures and hands-on workshop exercises designed to empower participants to design, remediate, and test for accessibility on downloadable documents. Topics can include:

  • Creating, remediating, and testing Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, eXcel)
  • Creating, remediating, and testing Adobe inDesign documents
  • Creating, remediating, and testing Adobe ePUB documents
  • Creating, remediating, and testing Adobe PDF documents
  • Document accessibility testing methodology, following the Deque Way
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Training by Roles

Role-based Accessibility (UI and UX designers) - 0.5 Day to a Full Day

Intended to be delivered to participants who have already successfully completed Deque’s 2-day Bootcamp, this training focuses on the role that the User Interface (UI) and User eXperience (UX) designers plays in ensuring organizational goals for accessibility are met. Topics can include:

  • Web accessibility heuristics and inclusive design principles
  • Design in the accessibility lifecycle
  • Designing an accessible user experience
  • Usability testing for accessibility
  • Accessibility best practices for design
  • Design comps and wireframe accessibility analysis
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Role-based Accessibility (Editorial and Content contributors) - 0.5 Day to a Full Day

Intended to be delivered to participants who have already successfully completed Deque’s 2-day Bootcamp, this training focuses on the role that the Editorial and Content contributors play in ensuring organizational goals for accessibility are met. Topics can include:

  • Plain language fundamentals
  • Writing for real people, not just users
  • Content creation in the accessibility lifecycle
  • Accessible content techniques
  • Accessibility best practices for content creation
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Role-based Accessibility (Quality Assurance professionals) - 0.5 Day to a Full Day

Intended to be delivered to participants who have already successfully completed Deque’s 2-day Bootcamp, this training focuses on the role that Quality Assurance professionals play in ensuring organizational goals for accessibility are met. Topics can include:

  • Building test cases and test scripts for accessibility
  • Accessibility testing methodologies, following the Deque Way
  • Learning the tools of the trade - in depth look into accessibility testing tools
  • Building a constructive and useful accessibility issue log
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Role-based Accessibility (Front-End developers) - 0.5 Day to a Full Day

Intended to be delivered to participants who have already successfully completed Deque’s 2-day Bootcamp, this training focuses on the role that Web developers play in ensuring organizational goals for accessibility are met. Deque’s Front-End Developer training includes a mix of technical deep dives, lectures, and hands-on workshop exercises designed to focus on the role that developers play in ensuring compliance to set requirements and legislations. Topics can include:

  • Advanced accessibility techniques for HTML and CSS content
  • Advanced accessibility techniques for WAI-ARIA and JavaScript content
  • Accessible design patterns for complex interaction widgets
  • Accessible single page applications (SPA)
  • Deep-dive into using screen readers for testing
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

Role-based Accessibility (Leadership) - 0.5 Day or Less

This stand alone course is intended for the leadership team, or anyone who plays a strategic role in helping the design and development teams achieve organizational goals with regards to Web accessibility. This training focuses on the role that decision makers in the organization can play in ensuring the teams are set for success and goals for accessibility are met. Topics can include:

  • Overview of accessibility fundamentals
  • Laws and other obligations with regards to accessibility
  • Building and managing a sustainable accessibility program
  • Building and empowering an accessibility team
  • Managing urgent remediation projects
  • Risk prioritization and assessing legal risks
  • Hands-on workshops and exercises

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Training on How to Use Deque Software

WorldSpace Assure - 0.5 Day to a Full Day

This stand alone course is intended for Accessibility Testing Specialists looking to optimize their accessibility testing, tracking, and reporting with step-by-step guidance and report building. Based on the Deque Way of accessibility testing, this course teaches testing specialists to run both manual and automated tests in the same interface, without needing to be accessibility experts themselves. Throughout the training, participants learn how to create precise, consistent accessibility issue reports for developers to resolve, then rerun tests on new builds and across multiple browsers to verify requirements have been met. Deque’s modular training approach allows for both half-day or full-day extended training in this topic area. Topics can include:

  • Setting up WorldSpace Assure to test for accessibility
  • Setting up test cases (projects) and test runs (iterations)
  • Using WordSpace Assure in the context of a real-life project
  • Logging accessibility issues for maximum efficiency
  • Exporting logged issues in other bug tracking systems
  • Hand-on workshops and exercises

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.