Accessibility Intermediate Training

Course Description

This intermediate level course is designed to provide a firm foundation in the theoretical and practical applications of accessibility in web site and web-based application design. You will learn about the history of accessibility and the guidelines that have evolved to assist designers and developers in understanding and meeting their legal responsibilities. You will learn how to evaluate your site’s compliance and the most effective tools and techniques to effectively address the issues you discover.


4 day(s)






This course is offered as a tutor-driven presentation of the subject matter with a series of practical exercises based on real world examples.

Intended Audience

The target audience for this course includes:
  • Testers
  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Usability engineers


Days 1 & 2 are appropriate for non-technical staff with a basic understanding of web design concepts. Days 3 & 4 will delve into technical implementation and attendees should have some experience in HTML.



Morning Session

  • Overview
  • BASICS OF ACCESSIBILITY: the Who, Why, Where, When, and How

Afternoon Session

  • Guidelines
  • WCAG, ARIA, and other guidelines for understanding and assessing accessibility requirements


Morning Session

  • Tools for Users
  • Exploring the assistive technologies that allow your users to interact with your website.

Afternoon Session

  • Tools for Designers and Developers
  • The automated evaluation tools that exist and how to use them to identify problems


Morning Session

  • The Basics of Building Accessible Websites
  • Structure and basic keyboard accessibility to make your website perceivable

Afternoon Session

  • Coding 101 for Accessibility
  • How to code in an accessible and scalable way using easily available and open source tools and technologies


Morning Session

  • Advanced Coding for Accessibility
  • Controlling interactions to make websites operable

Afternoon Session

  • Coding multimedia content for Accessibility
  • Making audio, video, and multimedia file types accessible