WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

In-Person Web Accessibility Training

Important!

Due to an increase in COVID activity, this event will now be held virtually, over Zoom. We hope to see you at our next virtual training.

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

When: TBA
Where: Logan, Utah
Cost: $950/person ($800/person for groups of two or more)

  • This training session will teach everything from basic web accessibility principles to advanced accessibility techniques.
  • Learn what you need to know to ensure that your web site meets legal guidelines and international standards.
  • This training is primarily suited for web developers, though it will be valuable for designers, program managers, quality assurance experts, or anyone interested in gaining a deep understanding of web accessibility. A basic understanding of HTML is recommended.
  • Training participants receive a complimentary registration for WebAIM's Document (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) Accessibility online course—a $125 value.
  • If you are looking for organizational or system change work in accessibility, our Strategic Accessibility Workshop – StrategicA11y may be a better fit for your needs.
  • Our previous trainings have received an average evaluation rating of over 4.5 out of 5. Read what others have said about WebAIM trainings.

Training Outline

  • Principles of Web Accessibility: Building Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR) web sites.
  • How do individuals with disabilities interact with and use the web? Understanding how assistive technologies work.
  • Understanding your legal requirements - Section 508, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other state, U.S., and international laws.
  • Evaluating web site accessibility - automated tools, user testing, using screen readers, and understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
  • Captioning considerations and recommendations
  • HTML Accessibility Techniques
    • Images and appropriate alt text
    • Form labels
    • Frame titles
    • Tables - layout tables, table headers, and associating data cells with headers
    • Keyboard accessibility techniques
    • Javascript and dynamic content updates.
    • HTML5, CSS, and web application accessibility
    • ... and much, much more.
  • Putting it all together
    • Evaluation tools, techniques, and methodologies
    • Accessible navigation, structure, and semantics
  • The last afternoon of the training will be split into two sessions to allow in-depth focus on these topics - one for Advanced forms and ARIA accessibility and the other for Document Accessibility - Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint).
One of the best technical conferences I've attended.
December 2017 Training Participant

If you want to learn the skills required to ensure your organization's web site is accessible, this training will provide what you need. We will also share the resources and information you need to empower your organization to meet all of your future accessibility needs.

WebAIM has trained tens of thousands of web developers across the world. Clients include PayPal, IBM, eBay, the Internal Revenue Service, several state governments, and over 100 colleges and universities. WebAIM trainers have presented at hundreds of conferences and meetings around the world and are active in web accessibility standards development.

Additional Details

COVID-19 policies

We are looking forward to resuming in-person training. Our presenters are fully vaccinated, and we will have additional measures in place to support the health and safety of our participants including regular cleaning of the meeting spaces and safe handling of food items. In accordance with our state and university policies, masks will be optional for fully-vaccinated people. We will notify you if there are any notable changes to these policies.

Our cancellation policy allows full refunds or rescheduling to a future training date up to 10 days before the training. Within the 10-day window there will be a $250 fee for canceling or rescheduling. While not anticipated, if significant travel disruptions were to occur on short notice, we would consider all options to ensure our participants are able to participate—either at a different date or perhaps at a future virtual training. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Schedule

Training times will be from 9am-5pm on Tuesday, October 12th and from 9am-3:30pm on Wednesday, October 13th. This leaves time to get to Salt Lake City for an evening flight after approximately 6pm. The training will be held in Room 307 of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice (formerly the Center for Persons with Disabilities) at Utah State University.

What's included?

Registration includes lunch on both days. Participants staying at the University Inn are provided complimentary breakfast there. We will have light breakfast items, snacks, coffee, juices, and water available for all training participants. Computers are not provided, but complimentary wireless internet access will be provided. We recommend that participants bring a laptop or tablet.

Pre-training Tour and Dinner

For those that are interested, we are planning a pre-conference tour of scenic Logan Canyon on Tuesday afternoon (we'll leave Logan at 3:30pm). We will also hold a pre-training dinner in Logan on Tuesday evening if you would like to join us. We may cancel our change these events based on CDC recommendations at the time of the training.

Training Plus

As part of a training registration, you'll have the opportunity to secure exclusive technical assistance time with WebAIM staff at a discounted price. You can purchase 3 hours of Training Plus consultation time to be used before or within 4 months following the training date.

Travel arrangements

The training was a great overview as I am new to this entire realm. I learned a lot and have many follow-ups for my company based on what I learned. The instructors were very knowledgeable, which was helpful as a novice.
June 2019 Training Participant

We strongly recommend staying on campus at the Utah State University Inn - the training is held in the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice (formerly the Center for Persons with Disabilities), a short walk from the Inn. Discounted rooms are available to training participants.

Logan, Utah is readily accessible via Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City airport is accessed by all major airlines. Logan is a scenic 1.5-hour drive North of Salt Lake City. Shuttle service is available (select the USU location - this is a short walk from the University Inn).

Our training site is close to many recreational and scenic areas, including Logan Canyon Scenic Highway (10 minutes), Bear Lake (1 hour), Park City (2 hours), Yellowstone National Park (4 hours), Jackson Hole (4 hours), and Zion National Park (5 hours). There are plenty of opportunities if you would like to extend your trip and see more of Utah and beyond.

Need Help or Want an Update?

If you have any questions regarding the training, or if you would like to be notified when we have resumed our face-to-face training events, please email us .