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.

Virtual Training Now Available

Are you looking for training during this time of travel restrictions and remote teams? WebAIM now hosts virtual training for individuals and small groups as well as customized virtual training specific to your organization.

Hosted Training

Join WebAIM's accessibility experts for virtual web accessibility training or 2+ days of intensive strategic planning.

Virtual web accessibility training

WebAIM's popular web accessibility training is now available virtually. 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.

When: June 24–25, 2020
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: $500/person ($400 each for groups of two or more)

Learn more about WebAIM virtual training

StrategicA11y – Strategic web accessibility workshop

When: September 22–24, 2020
Where: Logan, Utah
Cost: $1200/person ($1000 each for groups of two or more)

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

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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 $5000 plus travel expenses for a one day training with one trainer on site, or $12000 plus travel expenses for a two-day training with two trainers on site (these prices are for training held in the US or Canada only, international costs can be negotiated). 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.

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

This one-day onsite training on document accessibility will get your organization quickly 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. A shorter presentation on these topics can also be added to a one or two-day web accessibility training.

Online Document Accessibility Course

Since its launch in 2018, over 1500 participants have trained online through WebAIM's independent-study document accessibility course. There are two versions of this video-based 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