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WCAG Deep Dive for Web teams

WCAG Deep Dive for Web teams

Course Description


Go beyond the basics with this in-depth, hands-on course designed specifically for participants who are “in the trenches” with web technologies.

From fundamental techniques such as proper tagging and code structures, to advanced techniques including WAI-ARIA and programmatic solutions to accessibility issues, this course provides designers and developers with the tools they need to meet WCAG conformance and functional accessibility with their websites, forms, and web-based apps.

Designed in two parts, participants may choose the training applicable to their experience and job requirements.

Participants leave with techniques they can use right away for authoring, designing, producing, and testing all relevant WCAG criteria.

This course incorporates adult learning principles and activities appropriate to a variety of learning styles, and qualifies for CEUs (certified by organizations such as PPAC).

“Excellent… knowledge I can use.”

– Sandra Clark, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Oslo (Norway)

“Focused and easy to follow.”

-Jason Hollett, gordongroup

“Great. He kept me listening and understanding.”

– Matthew Brunetti, Lixar IT

“Inspiring!”

– Morten Budeng, King Design

“Excellent.”

– Sylvie Nyman, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

What Makes This Course Unique

Our course developer, is vice-chair of the IAAP Global Council and holds all available IAAP certifications in eAccessibility, including WAS.

He has been the project manager of numerous accessible Internet projects, has developed strategy and design for CFIA, CRA, CMHC, Health Canada, Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada, and the International Space Station … as well as many private sector and non-profit organizations.

By addressing and understanding accessibility issues, publishers can more effectively deliver their message to their entire audience, regardless of physical or mental impediments, while complying with legal and moral responsibilities.

“I enjoyed it all.”

– Robert Hallat, Public Service Commission

“Right on target.”

– Marius Monsen, Reaktor ID

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to make websites and web-based applications more accessible by complying with standards and guidelines. Our courses and learning guide combine to contain everything you should need to know in order to pass the IAAP WAS certification examinations. Specifically, you will learn:

You will learn how to make websites and web-based applications more accessible by complying with standards and guidelines. Our courses and learning guide combine to contain everything you should need to know in order to pass the IAAP WAS certification examinations. Specifically, you will learn:

Creating Accessible Web Solutions 

  • Guidelines, principles and techniques for meeting success criteria (including WCAG 2.1, WAI-ARIA, ATAG, basic concepts, limitations of the specific guidelines, principles, and techniques, what is normative vs. non-normative; what is included in different levels (A, AA, AAA)).
  • Basic knowledge of programming (at a conceptual level; principles and concepts related to programming; impact of specific coding practices on web solutions vs. writing specific code).
  • Accessibility quality assurance (i.e., assuring the quality of accessibility throughout the development life cycle, difference and overlap between user experience and accessibility).
  • Accessibility supported technologies (including user’s assistive technologies and accessibility features; combination of assistive technologies and users agent; design decisions in choosing technologies that support accessibility; e.g., not choosing Flash when something else has better accessibility support, differences in assistive technology supports and behaviors, differences in support for touch when screen reader is on vs. off).
  • Standard controls vs. custom controls (e.g., using standard controls when possible; if using custom controls build them using WAI-ARIA best practices).
  • Single page applications (e.g., focus control, delays for AJAX-Screen Reader compatibility, live announcements).
  • Strategies of persons with disabilities in using web solutions (e.g., navigation of screen reader users, headings and landmarks, coping strategies, user preferred methods vs. website specific methods, using keyboard vs. mouse).

Identify accessibility issues in web solutions

  • Interoperability and compatibility issues.
  • Identifying guidelines and principles regarding issues (including WCAG 2.1, WAI-ARIA, ATAG, basic concepts, limitations of the specific guidelines, principles, and techniques, what is normative vs. non-normative; what is included in different levels (A, AA, AAA)).
  • Testing with assistive technologies (e.g., navigation of screen reader users, headings and landmarks, screen magnifiers, high contrast, using keyboard vs. mouse).
  • Testing for end-user impact (e.g., low vision, cognitive, mobile/touch).
  • Testing tools for the web (both automated and manual tools, i.e., what they are and what are their limitations; e.g., unit testing, browser based tools, spider tools, bookmarklet, automated tools used to monitor site vs. external tools).

Remediating issues in web solutions

  • Level of severity and prioritization of issues (e.g., cost benefit; legal risk, user impact, what is the problem, what to focus on first).
  • Recommending strategies and/or techniques for fixing issues (i.e., best solution, solution that most widely useful, feasibility of solution, fixing vs. redesign, how to fix it).

Techniques for Web Content

  • Why accessibility matters to everyone, not just those with disabilities
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 1.1 Text Alternatives
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 1.2 Time-based Media
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 1.3 Adaptable
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessible
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 2.2 Enough Time
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 2.3 Seizures
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 2.4 Navigable
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 3.1 Readable
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 3.2 Predictable
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 4.1 Compatible
  • Testing and Repairing Web Content Issues
  • Dealing with Issues that Cannot be Resolved
  • Strategies Beyond AA
  • Professional Certification
  • Q&A until we run out of questions

Optional: Deeper Techniques for Web Applications and Forms

  • Applications and Forms Techniques for Guideline 1.3 Adaptable
  • Applications and Forms Techniques for Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessible
  • Applications and Forms Techniques for Guideline 2.2 Enough Time
  • Applications and Forms Techniques for Guideline 2.4 Navigable
  • Applications and Forms Techniques for Guideline 3.2 Predictable
  • Applications and Forms Techniques for Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance
  • Applications and Forms Techniques for Guideline 4.1 Compatible
  • Testing and Repairing Applications and Forms Issues
  • More Tools and Resources available for Testing and Repairing Software Accessibility
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 3.2 Predictable
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance
  • Web Content Techniques for Guideline 4.1 Compatible

“Very good: made me think…”

– Bente Mollevik, Norwegian Savings Bank Association

“Great: very comprehensive. Touching on all aspects of accessibility.”

– Marc Iafelice, CFIA

“David really knows his topics. Very well done: got the point across in a way that can be apply to everyone.”

– Sean Strasbourg, CFIA

Prerequisites:

Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery is required, experience with accessibility and WCAG 2.0 or 2.1 is recommended.

“Clear and entertaining: will allow more strategic planning rather than just reactionary stumbling.”

– Steve Doody, Justice Canada

“This will make us better communicators.”

– Luc Bergeron, SSHRC

“Perfect.”

– Jean Leclair, Environment Canada

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted to all development teams responsible for web, web app, and web form design and development. QA teams would also benefit from the content of this course.

Language:

English (French available upon request)

Duration:

Two-day course (recommended) or one-day course (we also provide this course customized on-site for your organization).

Experience

Web accessibility

We are experts in the fulfillment of WCAG, AODA, and Section 508 requirements regarding accessible documents and Web publishing. We have performed accessibility audit and review for Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation, on both government and business Web sites in each of over 40 countries.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

We have expert knowledge in all relevant requirements of the accessibility standards called for in the regulations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

We are experts in the fulfillment of AODA regulations regarding accessible documents and Web publishing. Our strength in this area is such that we run regular courses in Ontario that specifically teach executives, managers, educators, content developers, and Web programmers how to comply with AODA regulations. The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario itself (who governs AODA) has repeatedly sent their managers and staff to be trained personally by us.

Ontario municipalities and school boards

Our AODA clients for consulting and training have included a variety of municipalities and public institutions in Ontario (including the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, City of Cambridge, City of Oakville, City of Ottawa, City of Owen Sound, City of Hamilton, City of Peterborough, County of Essex, County of Wellington, Halton District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth School Board, Limestone District School Board, Niagara Parks Commission, Norfolk County, Region of Peel, Toronto Transit Commission, and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.)

Higher education/academia

Our clients for consulting and training have included a variety of colleges and universities within Ontario (including Algonquin College, Brock University, Carleton University, Durham College, Humber College, McMaster University, Mohawk College, Seneca College, St. Lawrence College, University of Guelph, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, W. Ross MacDonald School for the Blind, and York University), elsewhere in Canada (Concordia University), the United States (Boston College, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, Savannah College of Art and Design), and beyond (Cardiff Metropolitan University, London School of Printing and Publishing, Universidad de las Americas, Yarmouk University, Bauhaus / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Binus University, Caldas University, Central Academy of Fine Arts of China, Federal University of Pernambuco, Lebanese American University, Vilnius Academy of Arts, VCU Qatar).

David is Chair of Carleton University’s Carleton Access Network for accessible information technology, run out of Carleton University’s Paul Menton Centre as an initiative of the School of Engineering.

Corporations and private sector

Our private sector clients for accessibility work include Actuate, Adobe, Blindside Networks, BMO (Bank of Montreal), Bruce Mau Design, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Conference Board of Canada, Empire Life, eXplorance, gordongroup, IBM, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Lixar, Minto, NetCentric, OC Transpo, OpenText, Oxford Properties, Shaw Media, The Home Depot, Toronto Transit Commission, United Way, Yamaha Music

Government Accessibility

We have been involved with United States and Government of Canada Treasury Board standards on accessibility for over a decade, and have provided training to most major departments and agencies in the federal government. We have also provided consultation to the governments of Manitoba, Ontario, Queensland (Australia), India, and Norway.

 

“I love David’s approach.”

-Carole Dubuc, Canadian Armed Forces

“Clear, concise, and very useful.”

-Annette Kallevig

“Excellent, eye-opening, and not preachy!”

-Carrie Walker-Boyd, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

 

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Reviewed November 8, 2019

Schedule

“Really enjoyed your session.”

– Jim Dixon

“I love David’s approach.”

– Carole Dubuc, Canadian Armed Forces

 

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November 18, 2021 Online David Berman Communications Starting from $199 CAD
November 12, 2020 Online David Berman Communications Starting from $249 CAD
November 26, 2019 Online David Berman Communications Starting from $249 CAD
June 13, 2019 Online David Berman Communications Starting from $249 CAD
December 5, 2018 Online David Berman Communications Starting from $249 CAD
June 13, 2018 Online David Berman Communications Starting from $249 CAD
November 15, 2017 Online David Berman Communications Starting from $249 CAD
June 14, 2017 Online David Berman Communications (sponsored by CPL, RGD, Editors Canada) TBA
May 19, 2017 Ottawa, ON David Berman Communications TBA
April 3 – 5, 2017 Australia W4A TBA
May 11, 2017 Online The Institute for Performance and Learning TBA
February 14, 2017 Ottawa, ON BioTalent Canada TBA
November 3 – 5, 2016 Wellington, New Zealand Clarity 2016
Sept 14, 2016 Online eXplorance Free
August 17, 2016 Ottawa, ON Spruce Creative TBA
June 29, 2016 Toronto, ON Attend online or in person at OCAD University IDRC, 49 McCaul, Toronto
in The Red Lab, room
$299-625
June 18, 2016 Reno, Nevada TypeWell, in conjunction with the TECHWell 2016 Conference $299-650
May 20, 2016 Ottawa, ON Carleton University $299-625
Tue May 10, 2016 National Press Club, Washington, DC Center for Plain Language $250 USD
Spring 2016, (date tba) Dublin Ireland TBA TBA
November 20, 2015
(postponed)
Vancouver (Downtown)
SFU Downtown Campus
West Hastings Street
NL Thompson Associates $299-597
November 19, 2015
(postponed)
Victoria (Downtown),
Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites
345 Quebec Street
NL Thompson Associates $299-597
October 15, 2015 Ottawa, ON Art Beyond Sight Conference
October 12, 2015 Dublin, Ireland National Disability Authority private
October 2, 2015 (postponed) TBA David Berman Communications $299-597
October 1, 2015 Ottawa, ON Webinar: 11½ Free Tools for Testing Website Accessibility Free & available online
August 8 Toronto Keynote at Accessibility Innovation Showcase, Parapan Am Games Free
July 9, 2015 (postponed) Ottawa, ON TBA $299-597
June 29, 2015 Toronto, ON OCAD University IDRC, 49 McCaul, Toronto
in The Red Lab, room number 4904
$299-625
June 17, 2015 Ottawa, ON Webinar: Demystifying WCAG 2.0 Free & available online
April 25, 2015 (Tentative) Brussels, Belgium Inspirit and David Berman TBA
January 15, 2015 Ottawa, ON Webinar: Spotlight on Digital Accessibility for Your Marketing Campaign Free
January 14, 2015 Ottawa, ON Webinar: Solving Web Accessibility: Leaving No One Behind Free
December 2, 2014 Toronto, ON 108 Ideaspace

 

$357-697
November 10, 2014 Brussels, Belgium TBA TBA
November 5 or 8, 2014 Toronto, ON TBA TBA
October 9, 2014 Toronto, ON David Berman Communications $299-597
Wed July 16, 2014 (postponed) Ottawa, ON Carleton University $299-597
July 12-15, 2014 Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON International Summit on Accessibility 2014 TBA
May 26, 2014 Bergen, Norway Den Norske Dataforenings Servicekontor NOK 1000£ – 4450£
May 20, 2014 Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario David Berman Communications $299-$597
Fri December 13, 2013 Montreal, QC eXplorance Inc by invitation
November 2013 (tentative) Toronto, ON TBA TBA
Fri November 8, 2013 City Hall, Toronto, ON DesignThinkers 2013 $299-597
Fri November 1, 2013 Room 2228, River Building,
Carleton University,
Ottawa, ON
David Berman Communications $299-597
Wed August 28, 2013 Carleton University David Berman Communications Free
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Fri June 21, 2013 Room 2228,
River Building,
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON
David Berman Communications $299-597
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Mon April 22, 2013 Cornwall, ON St. Lawrence College $390
Monday Apr 8 – 9, 2013 Toronto, ON St. Lawrence College $390
Wed February 27, 2013 Hamilton, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Fri February 22, 2013 Ottawa, ON David Berman Communications $354-649
Mon January 21, 2013 St Lawrence College, Kingston, ON St. Lawrence College $390
Thu January 10, 2013 London, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Thu December 13, 2012 Ottawa, ON Transportation Safety Board of Canada private
Thu November 22, 2012 River Building,
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON
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Fri November 16, 2012 (postponed) Ottawa, ON David Berman Communications $549-649
Wed November 14, 2012 Ottawa, ON Ministère du Patrimoine canadien private
Thu November 8, 2012 Markham, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Wed November 7, 2012 Mississauga, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Fri October 26, 2012 Ottawa, ON OCDSB / T-Base Communications private
Thur October 25, 2012 Ottawa, ON OCDSB / T-Base Communications private
Wed October 17, 2012 Ottawa, ON OCDSB / T-Base Communications private
Tue October 9, 2012 (all day) (postponed) San Francisco, CA David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Wed September 12, 2012 (all day) (postponed) Boston, MA David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Tue-Wed July 17-18, 2012 Niagara Falls, ON Web Accessibility Matters private
Mon May 14, 2012 (morning) Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, MB Manitoba Libraries Conference $65-$130
Wed May 9, 2012 Strathcona Hotel, Toronto, ON T-Base Communications $549-$649
Tue May 8, 2012 (all day) Strathcona Hotel, Toronto, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Thu May 3, 2012 (all day) Toronto, ON Accessible Media Inc. private
Tue April 23, 2012 (all day) Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, NY David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Fri March 23, 2012 Adobe Canada, Ottawa T-Base Communications $549-649
Fri March 23, 2012 (Accessible PDF by Design – related all day course) Adobe Canada, Ottawa David Berman / T-Base Communications $549-649
Wed March 21, 2012 (7:00pm speech) Capital Hill Hotel, Ottawa, ON Editors Association of Canada, National Capital Chapter Free: EAC members, $10: non-members
Thurs March 9, 2012 Ottawa, ON Public Health Agency/T-Base Communications private event
Fri February 10, 2012 (morning) Ottawa, ON Canada Revenue Agency private
Thu January 19, 2012 (all day) Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications $495-595
Mon-Tue January 9-10, 2012 Toronto, ON BMO / T-Base Communications private
Tue November 29, 2011 (all day) Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications SOLD OUT
Thu November 23, 2011 Ottawa, ON National Research Council private
Wed November 3, 2011 Ottawa, ON National Research Council private
Wed October 5, 2011 Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, ON David Berman / T-Base Communications $319-595
Fri September 27, 2011 Webinar Environments for Humans $179
Fri September 9, 2011 Indigo Hotel, Ottawa, ON Correctional Service Canada private
Thu August 18, 2011 Adobe headquarters, Ottawa, ON David Berman Communications /RGD Ontario $249-495
Fri June 17 2011 Adobe headquarters, Ottawa, ON David Berman Communications /RGD Ontario $249-495
Thu April 7, 2011 Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, ON RGD Ontario $395-495
Tue March 29, 2011 Ottawa, ON CFIA HR by invitation
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March 2010 Montreal, PQ eXplorance Inc. by invitation
Wed October 28, 2009 Beijing, China Icograda World Congress 2009 see host site
Thu April 30, 2009 San Francisco, CA Voices That Matter Web Design Conference speaker breakfast
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Tue December 6, 2005 Oslo, Norway Norwegian Design Council SOLD OUT
Thu October 20, 2005 Minto Business Centre, Ottawa, ON David Berman Communications SOLD OUT
Thu June 9, 2005 Minto Business Centre, Ottawa, ON David Berman Communications $495
Tue December 22, 2004 Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, ON Health Canada private event

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All prices, offerings, and dates subject to change without notice.

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Event Schedule (all events)

*Discount packages for non-profits, and travel subsidies available. Additional discounts available for groups over 3 people. Call (613) 728-6777 for details.

All prices, offerings, and dates subject to change without notice.

To register for a course given by our own organization, register
online
 or call (613) 728-6777.

Event Schedule (all events)

“Very understandable and fun.”

– Liz Breines, Ministry of Trade and
Industry, Oslo (Norway)

“Highly valuable.”

– Maureen Quirouet, Parliament of Canada

Resources

RESOURCES FOR ATTENDEES

For the convenience of course attendees, we provide this list of hypertext links and books cited in this course’s learning guide roughly in the order they appear in the course and learning guide:

Legislation, lawsuits, and standards

Canada
USA
Other countries
Global

Accessibility guidelines

Assistive technologies and techniques

Visual difficulties
Dexterity/mobility/motor difficulties

 

Hearing difficulties

iOS Accessibility

Android, Windows Phone Accessibility

WCAG 2.0 (including Success Criteria Level A and AA, in order)

Guideline 1.1: Text Alternatives
Guideline 1.2: Time-based Media
Guideline 1.3: Adaptable
Guideline 1.4: Distinguishable
Guideline 2.1: Keyboard Accessible
Guideline 2.2: Enough Time
Guideline 2.3: Seizures
Guideline 2.4: Navigable
Guideline 3.1: Readable
Guideline 3.2: Predictable
Guideline 3.3: Input Assistance
Guideline 4.1: Compatible, etc.

Testing tools for web and mobile

WCAG 2.1 (including the new Success Criteria Level A and AA, in order)

Document standards, techniques and testing

 

Instructional design software: Adobe Captivate

Instructional design software: Articulate Storyline

Instructional design software: other

Accessible virtual classroom platforms

Introduction to Online Learning and Accessibility

Accessible content management

White papers

Other accessibility links

 

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