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Re: best ways to do accessibility trainings virtually


From: Uniquely Abled
Date: Oct 27, 2022 10:33AM

Make sure the videos are audio-described.

On 10/27/22, Lucy GRECO < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> hi no we do not like full day training we are bissy people and have our
> hands full you should however be working with clinits like edu they want
> this information badly
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> On Thu, Oct 27, 2022 at 9:23 AM Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>> This varies greatly depending on the culture of the company. I view
>> continuous personal development as absolutely essential, so I used to give
>> new testers 15 days off in their first year to do a variety of courses. In
>> their second year I used to put them on a 3-day classroom-based course.
>> After that, they typically did a few one-day courses and 4 to 6 days of
>> conferences each year. We would also do lots of shorter in-house training
>> sessions, from perhaps 30 minutes to a full day.
>> Now that we provide training courses, we find that some companies are
>> willing to do the same - one put 10 people on a 4-day classroom-based
>> course. However, others don't want to spend more than 1 to 2 hours, so I
>> have often had to rip the guts out of a 1-day course to deliver what I can
>> in a quarter of the time. Inevitably, this tends to leave little or no
>> time
>> for exercises that would help embed the knowledge. These companies never
>> want to do the full course content in chunks, and I assume they just want
>> to be able to say they have provided training and don't care how effective
>> or comprehensive it is.
>> To answer your question, I would offer both the full day of training and
>> the short videos, then monitor the demand and effectiveness of each. If
>> you
>> can show that people still need a lot of support despite having viewed the
>> videos, you would then have a case for making the full day mandatory
>> (assuming the quality of the video-based training is as good as it can
>> be).
>> Steve Green
>> Managing Director
>> Test Partners Ltd
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of
>> Nathan Clark
>> Sent: 27 October 2022 16:19
>> Subject: [WebAIM] best ways to do accessibility trainings virtually
>> Dear list,
>> Sorry for the long post.
>> My company has two products Jira and Confluence. We have an accessibility
>> plug in named unstoppable that makes both Jira and Confluence accessible
>> for blind screen reader users. Our CEO at the beginning of the year wanted
>> us to do half/full day trainings on both unstoppable for Jira and
>> Confluence. However after doing this experiment for every month since may
>> we have had 0 people attend our last 3 monthly sessions. Some of us within
>> the company originally suggested at the beginning of the year that instead
>> of doing the all day trainings that we either create short couple minute
>> videos of our unstoppable product in action with Jira and Confluence and
>> post it to our website and social media sites so people can view it
>> instead
>> of sitting in these half/full day trainings. Our CEO told us that we had
>> to
>> do the full day trainings and it did not turn out well for us in terms of
>> the attendance. Our CEO said that the accessibility community loves full
>> day trainings!!! Is this true?
>> I was wondering if people could tell me what they think is more beneficial
>> for companies to do full day trainings or create short videos with quizzes
>> to help teach people how to use our products?
>> Any advice would be great?
>> Sincerely,
>> Nathan Clark
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