WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Accessibility Training

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

WebAIM Training

When: June 24–25, 2020
Where: Logan, Utah
Cost: $950/person ($800 each for groups of two or more)

Join WebAIM's accessibility experts in two days of intensive, web accessibility training in beautiful Logan, Utah.

  • This training session will focus on accessibility principles and techniques.
  • Learn what you need to know to ensure that your web site meets legal guidelines and international standards.
  • This training is suitable for web designers, developers, program managers, quality assurance experts, or anyone interested in gaining a deep understanding of web accessibility.
  • Registration is limited to ensure you get individualized attention, so register now to secure your seat.

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StrategicA11y - The Strategic Web Accessibility Workshop

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

Join WebAIM's highly regarded staff for two and a half days of StrategicA11Y: The Strategic Web Accessibility Workshop to be held May 19–21, 2020 in beautiful Logan, Utah.

This 2.5 day meeting will help participants think in strategic ways about the accessibility of their broader systems, making accessibility a systemic issue that must be conquered, if it is to be sustained. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave having engaged strategically and developed a written plan to implement accessibility in a way that will optimal for their organizations.

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Onsite Training

WebAIM has provided onsite training for hundreds of organizations throughout the world. From one hour presentations on the principles of web accessibility to two days of in-depth, comprehensive training, we can custom-build a training to fit your needs and budget. Our standard 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 trainings 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'd be happy to discuss pricing or customization of a training package with you.

Web accessibility training

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 training

This one-day 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 Training

Since its launch in 2018, over 900 participants have trained online through WebAIM's independent-study document accessibility course. There are two versions of this video-based training:

Web Conferences

Although face-to-face training is often the most effective, WebAIM can also provide short, topic-specific training presentations online. This can be beneficial for groups spread over a large geographical area or who would prefer a series of shorter training sessions over a longer period of time. As with our onsite training, our professional and expert staff can present on any number of accessibility principles or techniques.

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