WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Comments from Participants

November/December 2020

I found this course really interesting and extremely helpful in thinking about accessibility and design of future documents.
Excellent course with perfect amount of time allocated per session.
The acquired knowledge will make a substantial difference in the communicational approach with student professors and staff.
This course has paid off for me in every respect, not only as far as it concerns my computer skills, but also on a personal level. I can definitely recommend this course.
Great course. I have taken other courses, but this one was by far the best one I have taken.
I appreciated better understanding the accessibility challenges with many types of documents. I especially appreciated seeing these documents from the perspective of those using screen readers.
I absolutely loved the bonus Microsoft Excel course. It made me realize really how difficult it is to use Excel as an ADA compliant source. This will help be a driving force on what programs to use and not use when creating ADA documents.

October 2020

I liked that you provide both a video and text version of each lesson. I could watch the video then easily find the information in the text if I needed a refresher.
I now know how to complete an accessibility check in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and in PDF. Having the checklists of what areas to look for in the check are helpful. I use the contrast checker frequently in my practice.
I will reference the material when making presentations.
I have already applied information learned in creating documents. Our team created a template in Microsoft Office to use for all future documents with special considerations to accessibility features.
This course was excellent. I have been struggling alone for almost a year teaching myself how to do accessible documents. This course taught me so much more! Thank you for the easy-to-understand training, complete with pictures.
I have a greater understanding of the purpose and needs for accessible documents. It is very important for us to know about the impact of accessibility and how to ensure that we can reach and support many people with different types of disabilities.
I learned an incredible amount about creating accessible documents in this course. Well worth the time and effort.
Every time I create an Excel, Word, and PDF document now I have the principles in mind. Very applicable.
I really liked the examples/activities provided which allowed you to try it yourself before checking the solution manual.

September 2020

One of the best trainings in my life. I learned a lot and had a couple of refreshers too.
I want to incorporate these practices in my work, and the work of everyone at my institution.
Having both video and text with images was great as I learn in a variety of ways so when I didn't understand what I was seeing I could revisit it in another format.
Seeing the examples of an accessible document vs an inaccessible document was most useful.

August 2020

I really enjoyed the course and feel better prepared to make documents accessible. I enjoyed the flexible format of the course that allowed me to learn when my schedule permitted.
It has opened my eyes to the complexity of accessibility needs for my students.
The structure worked perfectly for me and really kept me on track.
I found the videos to be very helpful - much easier to follow along when someone is "showing" rather than just read about how to perform a skill.
I am already using the information I learned in this course to better help my students. Thank you so much!

July 2020

The course videos were excellent and most useful. I have been recommending your course to many colleagues and friends!
Thanks for the course! I really think this needs to be more widely known and taught information as it goes beyond disability and is not overly difficult to do.
The videos as well as the practice documents were very helpful. Collaborating with Faculty regarding accessible documents will be easier due to this training.
I really think this information is important for everyone. An inaccurate assumption is that anything in digital media is automatically accessible.
I liked the leeway that was available for me to complete work on my own time with my own schedule.
I found it very informative and felt that the tips were rather easy to consider and add into work.

May - January 2020

This material is very relevant to the work I do as a student employee.
I particularly liked the WCAG standards for color contrast as well as the WebAIM Color Contrast Checker with the recommended extensions to check web page color contrasts. This was always something I wanted more information on.
I loved how understandable the course made everything and how well the material was presented. A job well done.
Loved the text and the video format!!! Universal design in play.
I liked the format and the way I could study independently at my own pace.
I feel more confident using my skills.
Thank you very much for this—it has already been quite useful
I thought that the videos were very effective and helpful in giving a visual aspect of the lessons.
"I like that you practice what you preach. My hearing isn't perfect, so I'm a visual person. Nice to see and read the information. I also liked the test questions. There were no "trick" ones, unlike some other training sessions I've taken. They seemed to test real knowledge."
I'm an instructional designer and this work is crucial for online course development.... I really appreciated the practical, hands-on exercises to apply my understanding of the concepts. I also loved the demonstration of how an online course can be put together using best practices—that is, the video and then complete HTML of the content discussed. Very helpful!


I liked the organization of the course, particularly the practice handouts.
Just a thank you for providing a learning experience that truly helped for an affordable price.
The most useful part of this course was learning how to utilize the accessibility and contrast checkers, and how to check my documents to make sure they are accessible to all users.
I had some issues when registering (I entered the wrong email address) and the customer service at WebAIM was excellent! The course was excellent. The videos were comprehensible and easy to follow.
I am glad I took the course! I learned a lot of new things!
Thank you for offering such a user friendly and organized course! I really appreciated the content for each module being offered in both video and text. I am more of a visual learner so it was very helpful for me to be able to read the information as well.
Thank you so much for allowing me to change the speed of the spoken words in the video.
Very helpful course! I'm glad that I took the course. It will be extremely useful in my work moving forward.
Solid information for anyone working in Accessibility space.
This was a very helpful 101 course! The material was presented at an appropriate level and the videos presented the information in a very clear way. Thanks for a great introduction to accessible documents.
I enjoyed the combination of instructional videos and practice documents and all of the resource links.
I really appreciate the course. It was beautifully designed, very helpful, and made me feel a LOT more confident about making my documents accessible. Thank you for all you do!
I felt that I learned something new with each module.
I found the learning experience itself to be very valuable. I realized that having both the video and the guide helped me better understand everything. The PPT & presentation are very well done as well -- I've learned about how to present content more effectively from the Web Accessibility training and this course.
My confidence in understanding PDF documents has increased due to this course.
I knew very little about accessible formatting in Word prior to this course. I now know a lot more! I used it yesterday while checking the accessibility of a PDF document.
Loved this course! Also—WebAIM rocks! I use your resources almost every day. They are so much easier to use than anything else out there!
The videos were great and I wanted more. I also liked the full transcript of each video. The transcripts made it easy to review information after the fact.
I have already started to use what I learned in this course. But most important I am using it confidently.
I really appreciated how well-organized the course was. The workload was balanced from week to week, and it was easy to incorporate the course into my work schedule.
There are lots of takeaways that I will be implementing in my work.
I really enjoyed the course, and I'm excited to implement what I've learned in my work and share these practices with my organization. I'm proud to work for an organization that strives to make our services more accessible, and the WebAIM Accessible Documents course is allowing us to do that.
I provide training on accessible course content for university faculty and revised the portion of my courses addressing PDF accessibility after taking this course.
I liked that I had time beyond the 4-week structure to complete the course. Everything about the courses was useful! I have thoroughly learned a lot through this course.
I gained a lot of knowledge about things that are relevant to me and my position. I will immediately put into practice what I learned in this course.
What I learned will impact the materials I create for trainings.
I thought this format was user friendly and very helpful.
I appreciated the structure/design of the course. The objectives for each section were clear. I like that both a video and the text equivalent was included.
I liked the end-of-topic quizzes. This gave me feedback on content I may not have absorbed correctly or areas that I needed to review.
The course was presented in a logical manner, which helped me to mentally organize and retain the material. The bite-sized materials were just right for me to digest a lesson, and then progress to the next lesson in a day or so.
I liked watching the videos. Some I watched a couple of times.
I really liked that the content was available in both video and text format. I also liked the end of topic quizzes. This gave me feedback on content I may not have absorbed correctly or areas that I needed to review.
I especially liked the occasional use of the [screen reading software] during the modules. Hearing what an actual user would experience was extremely helpful in understanding the process. I also appreciated the notes that were readily available—rather than furiously typing my own notes, using those provided made for a much better learning experience. Also appreciated the PC and Mac examples.
The section on PDFs was the most useful to me as they are the most challenging to make accessible. I also liked the opportunity to be hands-on with working on Word and PPT documents.
The information was invaluable, the pace was good. The frequent quizzes reinforced the lessons. It was easy to keep on track. Thanks so much—this was a very good experience that I've already started implementing in my workplace.
I learned about how the overall message of how our actions in creating docs affects people with disabilities. And to use the tools provided within the software. There are so many things we don't think about or simply disregard when creating docs.


I would recommend this to both new and experienced document teams. Even with some experience with this, I picked up a few tricks!
November 2018 Training Participant
This training program was very well structured, and I really appreciated how the information was divided into four modules making the learning process easy.
November 2018 Training Participant
It definitely provides information on how to build accessible Word and PowerPoint files, as well as use the accessibility features in Word, PowerPoint, and Acrobat.
November 2018 Training Participant
It was a wonderful course, well planned, with engaging content.
October 2018 Training Participant
It kept me focused so that I got it done, but wasn't so time consuming as to be overwhelming.
October 2018 Training Participant
Not only will I use what I've learned in the documents I directly create, but I will attempt to get others in my organization to take this course as well.
October 2018 Training Participant
This course helped me not only develop more knowledge of document accessibility, but the course was formatted in a way that it was accessible by all types of learners. Loved that!
October 2018 Training Participant
Great starting point for folks new to document accessibility, and a great refresher for those of us that have more knowledge.
October 2018 Training Participant
WebAIM is on the top of my web accessibility 'go to' resource list. You guys ROCK! Keep up the good work.
October 2018 Training Participant
The overall format and structure were intuitive and easy to learn from. The manual check guides provided the most value that I would not have easily gained elsewhere.
September 2018 Training Participant
I thought it was an excellent course, well prepared and presented. In fact, I already have recommended it to others.
September 2018 Training Participant
Well-paced and I enjoyed learning more concretely when utilizing the guide, video with open captioning, the practice example files, and the resources in a synchronized manner.
September 2018 Training Participant
Thanks for the course! It was a great reminder and learning experience. As a screen reader user new to working in the accessibility field, it was important for me to learn how I can make documents accessible and, better yet, how I can explain to others how to do it.
September 2018 Training Participant
Overall it was a fantastic course and I am very happy with what I learned and the way the content was presented. Great work!
September 2018 Training Participant
The actual remediation exercise was FANTASTIC. It was so eye-opening to compare my work to an exemplar. We hope to send many more people to this course. Thank you for such a clear, focused session on such an important topic!
September 2018 Training Participant
I enjoyed the course and learned more than I had anticipated. The pace of the videos allowed me to take detailed notes while also following along and not missing anything.
August 2018 Training Participant
I've taken advanced courses in all three of the software packages discussed in this course and didn't know about this functionality! I really appreciate this course.
August 2018 Training Participant
This was wonderful, thank you!
July 2018 Training Participant
Exceeded expectations. I loved the course.
July 2018 Training Participant
I hope my institution will provide funds for several of my colleagues to take this course too!
July 2018 Training Participant
Thank you SO much for the opportunity to take this course. I attended the June WebAIM training and learned so much. Getting to take this course was the icing on top. I now feel equipped to start tackling accessiblity projects!
July 2018 Training Participant
The same information was delivered in multiple ways to tailor to each learning style.
July 2018 Training Participant
Not only did I learn practical skills for creating accessible documents, and gain a broader knowledge of the specific challenges being addressed, but this course was a great example of what accessibility looks like and what it is to engage with accessible content. I caption videos in my work and use headings appropriately for online content, but when both were part of my own learning, I was surprised at the value of both and I was keenly aware of how both were used with your content. And, while headings maybe obvious, I have now experienced their value. Thank you!
July 2018 Training Participant
I appreciated the opportunity to take this course, in this format, and at a reasonable cost. I would be open to taking others in the future. I felt my time was well spent!
July 2018 Training Participant
The entire course was useful and helped answer a lot of "How Do I..." questions.
July 2018 Training Participant
I want to thank the instructor and WebAIM team for offering this wonderful course to me. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to gain deeper knowledge on document accessibility! Thank you!
July 2018 Training Participant
I liked that you could read the content and/or watch the video. The course felt very organized and the flow of material felt very intuitive.
July 2018 Training Participant
This course was exactly what I needed. It filled some gaps and furthered my knowledge in document accessibility.
July 2018 Training Participant

Learn more about the training.