Web Accessibility Training

Criterion’s website accessibility training courses are written by Criterion’s subject-matter experts and designed to provide you with the knowledge required to create and maintain WCAG compliant websites, applications, and documents.

The following online courses can be purchased through this website for $125 per course. Each license provides 30 days of access and downloadable user guides.

Video: Introduction to Social Media Accessibility – Twitter

To understand Twitter accessibility features, please review the following video from Criterion’s award-winning online course:  “Introduction – Understanding Web Accessibility” (1.46 min.)

Website Accessibility Training Syllabi

“Introduction – Understanding Website Accessibility”

Course Overview: This course is designed to provide introductory information needed to understand basic Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) principals as they relate to the most common types of digital content.

Audience: Managers, Non-Developers
Average Time to Complete: 1hr.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: None

Topics Covered:

Chapter 1: Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
– Section 508
– ADA & WCAG

Chapter 2: Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
– Visual
– Auditory
– Mobility
– Cognitive

Chapter 3: Introduction to WCAG Principles
– Conformance Levels
– Perceivable
– Operable
– Understandable
– Robust

Chapter 4: Introduction to Email Accessibility
– Subject, Headings, & Lists
– Images
– Layout Tables & Contrast
– Links
– Fonts, Point Size, & Spacing
– Text Cases

Chapter 5: Introduction to Word Accessibility – Overview
– Headings
– Styles
– Images & Alt Text
– Tables
– Document Properties
– Accessibility Checker

Chapter 6: Introduction to PowerPoint Accessibility
– Image Alt Text
– Charts & Graphs
– Tables
– Tab Order
– Video Walkthrough

Chapter 7: Introduction to Excel Accessibility
– Formatting
– Sheet Structure & Naming
– Charts & Graphs
– Video

Chapter 8: Introduction to PDF Accessibility
– Document Properties
– Tab Order
– Reading Order
– Tags
– Lists
– Video

Chapter 9: Introduction to Social Media Accessibility
– Facebook
– Twitter
– Training Video
– YouTube
– LinkedIn

Final Quiz

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“Advanced – WCAG Testing & Repair Techniques”

Course Overview: This course is designed to provide a technical understanding of WCAG 2.1 A & AA testing and repair techniques.
Audience: Website and Application Developers
Average Time to Complete: 3.5 hrs.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: HTML, PHP, and JavaScript
Topics Covered:

  • Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
  • Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Mobility
  • Cognitive
  • Introduction WCAG Principles
  • Perceivable
  • Operable
  • Understandable
  • Robust

Principle 1 Guideline: Perceivable
– WCAG Guideline 1.1 Perceivable
– WCAG Guideline 1.2 Time-based Media
– WCAG Guideline 1.3 Adaptable
– WCAG Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable

Principle 2 Guideline: Operable
– WCAG Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessible
– WCAG Guideline 2.2 Enough Time
– WCAG Guideline 2.4 Navigable
– WCAG Guideline 2.5 Input Modalities

Principle 3 Guideline: Understandable
– WCAG Guideline 3.1 Readable
– WCAG Guideline 3.2 Predictable – Consistent Identification
– WCAG Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance

Principle 3 Guideline: Robust
– WCAG Guideline 4.1 Compatible

Additional Resources

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“Advanced – Creating Accessible Word & PDF Documents”

Course Overview: This course explores numerous techniques for creating WCAG 2.1 A & AA conformant Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat DC PDF documents. This course is not designed to teach learners how to use Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat DC, but rather how to create accessible content using both software packages.
Audience: Documentation Professionals
Average Time to Complete: 3.0 hrs.
Format: Self-Directed Online Training
Prerequisites: Microsoft Word 2016 & Adobe Acrobat DC
Topics Covered:

Introduction
– Chapter 1: Accessibility Legislation & Compliance
– Chapter 2: Disabilities & Barriers to Accessibility
– Chapter 3: Introduction to WCAG Principles
– Chapter 4: What are Accessible Documents?
– Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents
– Chapter 5: Microsoft Word Using Styles
– Chapter 6: Microsoft Word Table of Contents and Index
– Chapter 7: Microsoft Word Lists
– Chapter 8: Microsoft Word Fonts
– Chapter 9: Spacing and Columns
– Chapter 10: Microsoft Word Hyperlinks
– Chapter 11: Microsoft Word Headers and Footers
– Chapter 12: Microsoft Word Tables
– Chapter 13: Microsoft Word Color Contrast
– Chapter 14: Microsoft Word Alt Text
– Chapter 15: Microsoft Word Footnotes and Endnotes
– Chapter 16: Microsoft Word Document Properties
– Chapter 17: Microsoft Word Default Language
– Chapter 18: Adobe Acrobat DC Bookmarks
– Chapter 19: Adobe Acrobat DC Accessibility Checker
– Chapter 20: Microsoft Word – Converting to PDF

Adobe Acrobat DC – Touching Up & Repairing PDF Documents
– Chapter 21: Adobe Acrobat DC – Document Properties
– Chapter 22: Adobe Acrobat DC – Touch Up Reading Order
– Chapter 23: Adobe Acrobat DC – Accessibility Tags
– Chapter 24: Adobe Acrobat DC – Tag List Labels
– Chapter 25: Adobe Acrobat DC – Index and Table of Contents
– Chapter 26: Adobe Acrobat DC – Images and Text Equivalents
– Chapter 27: Adobe Acrobat DC – Tables
– Chapter 28: Adobe Acrobat DC – Caption and Summary Attributes
– Chapter 29: Adobe Acrobat DC – Changing Fonts and Typography
– Chapter 30: Adobe Acrobat DC – Correcting Hyperlinks
– Chapter 31: Adobe Acrobat DC – Accessibility Full Check

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