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Re: Web Accessibility training


From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Dec 10, 2015 7:23AM

We are working on solving this issue as well. Our agency has 50K staff and is spread across Texas. Much of the application design and development is performed by contracted staff/agencies.

We would like to implement a program that requires that anyone who touches content, including applications, have the appropriate training or demonstrate that they have the knowledge necessary produce accessible products.

The ideal solution would integrate accessibility into existing training for designers, developers and content creators. Basically, when you learn to use the tools, you learn to do it in an manner that produces accessible results. In my experience when accessibility is taught as a separate subject it gets treated as a separate task and never gets integrated into the design and development process. It becomes design then develop then through it over the wall to an accessibility specialist to make it "compliant" My hope is that if we can integrate it into existing training for how people do their jobs then we will have better results.

Mike Moore
Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)

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I would love to know this as well. We have some funding to pay for various training needs, but are still sussing out the most effective way to proceed. We have a diverse campus web landscape with several CMS and a big range of web service models. Any suggestions, esteemed list?

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility Center for Instructional Technology University of Alabama

> On Dec 9, 2015, at 16:32, "Joseph Sherman" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Curious about what folks do for web designer training, since I can't train everyone across 30 campuses. Have you brought in outside trainers, approximately what do they charge and cover, and how long is the course?
> Thanks.
> Joseph
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