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Web Site Accessibility: Section 508 Compliance

Price: $700.00

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Creating Web sites that are accessible to people with disabilities is a question of compliance with government regulation, and sound business decision-making. PB Tech’s Web site accessibility training class teaches you how to create an accessible Web site - whether you are building a new site from scratch, or if you are retrofitting an existing site to be compliant with accessibility considerations. In this class, you'll learn the fundamentals of accessibility: how people with disabilities experience and use the Web, what approaches to follow, and the laws and standards that will guide your work. Then, you'll focus on the technologies and techniques to build or modify Web sites so that they are accessible. Finally, you'll learn how to test whether a site has successfully met its accessibility goals, regardless of whether you're the developer doing the coding or in charge of ensuring compliance.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • Explain what accessibility is as well as how and why it matters to government and business
  • Understand the Web from disabled persons' point of view and anticipate the way they use it
  • Build or modify Web sites that are accessible to persons with disabilities
  • Comply with standards on accessibility such as Section 508 and W3C-WCAG 1.0

Prerequisites

101 Introduction to HTML, XHTML, and Cascading Style Sheets
Strongly recommended: 102 Advanced Web Design: Layout, Forms, and Scripting or 142 XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets or equivalent experience

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Accessibility

    • Descriptions and definitions
    • Approaches
    • Myths
    • Additional business benefits
  • Standards and Legal Considerations

    • Legal considerations including ADA
    • W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/WCAG 1.0
    • Section 508
  • Technologies overview

    • Web technologies
    • Assistive technologies
  • Web Accessibility

    • General HTML considerations
    • Images
    • Tables
    • Accessible navigation
    • Forms
  • The Web Beyond HTML

    • Cascading Style Sheets
    • JavaScript
    • The structure-presentation-behavior model
  • Plug-Ins and Accessibility

    • Flash
    • PDF documents
  • Testing