Fast Track to Accessibility for Any Role (Non-Technical)

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Technical level: Beginner

Duration: 60 minutes (estimate)

IAAP CAECs: 1.00 (This class counts toward renewal of IAAP certification)

Course Synopsis:

This engaging video-centric course is part of Deque's Fast Track series. This course is perfect for anyone in a non-technical role who’s seeking to quickly learn the basics of accessibility and gain a broad understanding of how to create accessible digital content. Topics covered include your role in accessibility, key fundamentals for usable content, plain language fundamentals, and more.

This training is perfect for users seeking to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, paving the way for more comprehensive training if desired.

The topics covered are:

  • Intro to Accessibility
  • Your Role in Accessibility
  • Key Fundamentals for Usable Content
  • Text Alternatives
  • Meaning Conveyed Through Color
  • Color Contrast
  • Images of Text
  • Formatting Text for Easy Reading
  • Consistent Icon Use
  • Sensory Characteristics
  • Foreign Language Words
  • Headings
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Page Title
  • Link Text
  • Captions Transcripts and Audio Descriptions
  • Plain Language and Who It Benefits
  • Know Your Audience
  • Organize Your Thoughts
  • Summarize Your Main Points
  • Write Short Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Use Everyday Words and Phrases
  • Avoid or Minimize Jargon and Complex Language
  • Use Strong Subjects and Verbs
  • Define Uncommon Terms
  • Use Headings, Lists, and Tables
  • Proofread Content
  • Hemingway Editor
  • WebFX Readability Test
  • Color Contrast Analyzer
  • Accessibility Bookmarklets