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From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: Thu, Dec 10 2015 2:01PM
Subject: Web Accessibility training
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I suspect Terrill may be on this list, but you may want to contact him regarding the course on web accessibility that he's developed. I believe it's a curriculum that can be implemented by anyone

Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology Services
UW Information Technology
University of Washington


Gary M. Morin, Program Analyst
NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer

6555 Rock Spring Drive, Suite 300, Room 3NE-28
Bethesda, MD. 20817, Mail Stop: 4801

(301) 402-3924 Voice, (301) 451-9326 TTY/NTS
(240) 200 5030 Videophone; (301) 402-4464 Fax

NIH Section 508: http://508.nih.gov<;http://508.nih.gov/>;, NIH Section 508 Coordinators list: https://ocio.nih.gov/ITGovPolicy/NIH508/Pages/Section508Coordinators.aspx

NIH Section 508 Team: mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ?subject=Section 508 Help<mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ?subject=Section%20508%20Help> or, for Section 508 Guidance<http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/index.html>;, http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/index.html

Consider the environment. Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to.

what if the first question we asked was, "what is so unique about this situation that it justifies exclusion? instead of, "how much does it cost to make it accessible?

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From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC) [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Web Accessibility training

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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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Thompson, Rachel
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 5:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Web Accessibility training

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 ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS 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
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives

From: Guy Hickling
Date: Fri, Dec 11 2015 11:23AM
Subject: Re: Web Accessibility training
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Given that most of your designers and developers are contracted, trying to
"implement a program that requires that anyone who touches content,
including applications, have the appropriate training" might not be easy.
On the other hand that same contractual relationship gives you alternative
ways to obtain output from them that is compliant.

One method would simply to make compliance to Section 508 a requirement in
the contracts you sign with outside agencies. That approach is used in the
UK by many government departments. Likewise when employing contract staff,
put the requirement into your job advertisements, though you would have to
test the applicants before appointment to ensure their claims of
accessibility knowledge are actually valid, and not simply based on adding
alt texts to images or something!

You could also create a list of development standards, listing all the
specific development rules you want them to follow, and give the list to
every developer (in-house or under contract or agency employed) who works
with you.

Another way might be the more informal, but equally firm, approach: "You're
previous work has been found not to be accessible according to Section 508
standards, which is required by law. We rely on you, as web design
agencies, to get this right for us!" (for this I assume you're agency is
subject to 508?).

Guy Hickling

From: Maxability Accessibility for all
Date: Thu, Dec 17 2015 9:51AM
Subject: Re: Web Accessibility Suits and Settlements in 2015
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Dear all,

I tried listing some web accessibility suits happened in 2015.The link is

If you have more items to be added feel free to comment on the blog and I
will add them to the list.

Thanks & Regards