Web Accessibility Training

Criterion’s web accessibility training courses are written by Criterion’s web accessibility subject-matter experts and designed to provide your development staff with the knowledge required to create and maintain WCAG compliant websites, applications, mobile apps, and documents.

Our web accessibility training courses include:

Note: Criterion’s advanced courses are only available to our audit clients or by purchasing 25 seat licenses or more.

Web Accessibility Training Syllabi

“Understanding Web Accessibility”

Course Overview: This course is designed to provide introductory information needed to understand basic Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) principals as they relate to the most common types of digital content.
Audience: Managers, Non-Developers
Average Time to Complete: 1hr.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: None
Topics Covered:

  1. Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
  2. Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
  3. Basics of WCAG Principles
  4. Basics of Email Accessibility
  5. Basics of Word Accessibility
  6. Basics of PowerPoint Accessibility
  7. Basics of Excel Accessibility
  8. Basics of PDF Accessibility
  9. Basics of Social Media Accessibility

“Introduction - Designing for Web Accessibility”

Course Overview: This course explores the basic web page design and how it relates to web accessibility.
Audience: Web Designers, Non-Developers, Branding Experts
Average Time to Complete: 1 hr.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: None
Topics Include Designing for:

  1. Page Structure
  2. Accessible Images
  3. Color Contrast
  4. Form Fields
  5. Links
  6. Dialogs and Modals
  7. Focus Identification
  8. Tabs
  9. Menus
  10. Expand and Collapse Links
  11. Radio Buttons
  12. Layout Tables
  13. Data Tables, Etc.

“Advanced - WCAG Testing & Repair Techniques”

Course Overview: This course is designed to provide a technical understanding of WCAG 2.1 A & AA testing and repair techniques.
Audience: Website and Application Developers
Average Time to Complete: 3.5 hrs.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: HTML, PHP, and JavaScript
Topics Covered:

  1. Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
  2. Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
  3. Introduction to WCAG POUR Principles
  4. WCAG 2.0 A & AA:
    • Guidelines
    • Success Criterion
    • Intent
    • Benefits
    • Exceptions
    • Examples
    • Before & After HTML Markup

“Advanced - Mobile Accessibility Testing & Repair Techniques”

Course Overview: This course explores concepts related to designing, developing and testing Native iOS & Android, Responsive, Mobile Web and Hybrid Apps for WCAG 2.1 A & AA conformance.
Audience: Mobile Developers, Web Developers and Application Developers
Average Time to Complete: 4.0 hrs.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: HTML 5 & JavaScript
Topics Covered:

  1. Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
  2. Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
  3. Introduction to WCAG POUR Principles
  4. Mobile Screen Readers
  5. Mobile Platforms & Devices
  6. VoiceOver for iOS
  7. Voice Over Controls
  8. Android Fragmentation
  9. Design Considerations
  10. Using CSS
  11. Coding Data Tables
  12. JavaScript for Mobile Browsers
  13. Responsive Web Design, etc.

“Advanced - Creating Accessible Word Documents”

Course Overview: This course explores numerous techniques for creating WCAG 2.0 A & AA conformant Microsoft Word 2016 documents. This course is not designed to teach learners how to use Microsoft Word 2016, but rather how to create accessible Word documents.
Audience: Documentation Professionals
Average Time to Complete: 3.0 hrs.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: Expert understanding of Microsoft Word 2016
Topics Covered:

  1. Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
  2. Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
  3. Introduction to WCAG POUR Principles
  4. Typography
  5. Design and Layout
  6. Accessible Formatting
  7. Accessible Tables
  8. List Structure
  9. Images and Text Equivalents
  10. Color and Contrast
  11. Document Properties
  12. Testing for Accessibility
  13. Saving to PDF, etc.

“Advanced - PDF Accessibility Testing & Repair”

Course Overview: This course is designed to teach documentation professionals how to identify and correct accessibility problems in PDF documents. This course is not designed to teach learners how to use Adobe Acrobat DC, but rather how to create WCAG 2.0 A & AA conformant PDFs using Acrobat DC.
Audience: Documentation Developers
Average Time to Complete: 2.0 hrs.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: Adobe Acrobat DC and Microsoft Word 2016
Topics Covered:

  1. Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
  2. Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
  3. Reading Order
  4. Touch up Reading Order
  5. Accessibility Tags
  6. Images and Text Equivalents
  7. Accessible Tables
  8. Fonts and Typography
  9. PDF Forms
  10. Input Visibility, etc.

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