WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Accessibility Training

Since 1999, WebAIM has provided training and professional development for tens of thousands of developers and administrators from organizations throughout the world. This page introduces a few of the ways we can help you with your training needs.

Hosted Training

WebAIM's hosts various in-person and virtual training sessions.

Web accessibility virtual training

When: June 29–30
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: $500/person ($400 each for groups of two or more)

This live, online training event will cover accessibility principles and techniques for web designers, developers, program managers, quality assurance experts, or anyone interested in gaining a deep understanding of web accessibility.

Zoom accessibility virtual workshop

When: July 12
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: $200/person ($160 each for groups of two or more)

During this workshop, we will practice creating, hosting, and participating in accessible Zoom meetings.

StrategicA11y – Virtual strategic web accessibility workshop

When: TBA
Where: Online Via Zoom
Cost: $1200/person ($1000 each for groups of two or more)

Accessibility is a systemic issue that must be approached strategically if it is to be sustained. Join WebAIM's highly regarded staff for a three-day workshop on tackling the accessibility of your broader systems. During this time, you will engage in exercises and planning with experts and peers and will create a written plan to implement accessibility in a way that will be optimal for your organizations.

Customized Training

From one-hour presentations on the principles of web accessibility to two days of in-depth, comprehensive training, we can custom-build training to fit your needs and budget.

Onsite face-to-face training

Our in-depth onsite training sessions last one or two full days. Training fees are typically $5,000 plus travel expenses for a one day training with one trainer on site, or $12,000 plus travel expenses for a two-day training with two trainers on site. (These prices are for sessions held in the U.S. or Canada only. Other locations can be quoted on request.) We do not have a limit on the number of participants in the training. We would be happy to discuss pricing or customization of a training package with you.

Customized virtual training

Our onsite training provides the most comprehensive content and is the most effective way for your team to become proficient in web accessibility. However, if your group is spread over a large geographical area or if you need training that is optimized for remote participation, WebAIM provides virtual training on web accessibility (HTML, JavaScript, ARIA, etc.) and electronic document accessibility (Word, PDF, Acrobat, etc.) topics.

Our virtual training is provided by two expert trainers and typically lasts four hours a day, over two consecutive days—eight hours total. The training is hosted and delivered by WebAIM over Zoom to allow greater interaction and engagement. As with all our customized training, we will work with you to ensure the topics and structure are the best fit for your group's needs. The cost of a standard two-day virtual training is $5000.

Short, topic-specific virtual training is also available—ranging from a brief introduction to get the ball rolling within your company or organization, to in-depth training on specific topics, such as WCAG or ARIA.

Customized strategic accessibility workshop

WebAIM can provide a customized Strategic Web Accessibility workshop tailored specifically to your organization's needs. This workshop can be provided online or on-site at your organization.

Learn more about customizing strategic accessibility workshops

Training Topics

Web accessibility

Our web accessibility training packages are customized to the needs of every organization. Each one is a little different, but we commonly train on the accessibility of the following principles:

  • Principles of Web Accessibility
  • Web accessibility guidelines and laws - Section 508, WCAG 2, ADA, etc.
  • How users with disabilities access and use the web
  • HTML
  • JavaScript, ARIA, and HTML5
  • CSS
  • Captioning
  • Evaluating site accessibility
  • Using screen readers and other assistive technologies
  • Policy creation and implementation
  • System change for accessibility

Document (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) accessibility

Quickly get up-to-speed on creating accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files. Participants will practice evaluating and repairing common accessibility issues, as well as creating accessible documents from the start. Topics include:

  • Principles of document accessibility
  • Guidelines and laws (Section 508, WCAG 2, ADA, etc.)
  • Creating accessible documents in:
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
    • Excel (optional)
  • Evaluating document accessibility
  • Exporting from Office to PDF
  • The structure of an accessible PDF
  • Evaluating and repairing a PDF in Acrobat Pro
This is a hands-on training—participants will need access to Microsoft Office and Acrobat Professional. This training can either be provided onsite over one day or virtually over two days (4 hours/day). A shorter presentation on these topics can also be added to a web accessibility training.

Online Document Accessibility Course

Since its launch in 2018, more than 5,000 participants have trained online through WebAIM's video-based document accessibility course. There are two versions of this independent-study training:

Conference Presentations and Keynotes

Throughout the year, WebAIM travels to several high-profile conferences. We usually present on a variety of topics, ranging from full-day pre-conference labs to hour-long lectures on any number of topics relating to web accessibility. Please see the list of upcoming activities on our homepage to see if WebAIM is presenting at a conference you are planning to attend.

Our accessibility experts are also available to provide keynotes or other motivational presentations on web accessibility.

Contact WebAIM regarding accessibility training