We provide a suite of training workshops to help you and your team understand inclusion and accessibility. We are also able to provide customized workshops and training to meet your organization's needs.

 

Introduction to Digital Inclusion and Web Content Accessibility

Duration: 1.5 hours

Capacity: up to 25

Price: $1300

Description: This workshop provides an introduction to digital inclusion and web content accessibility. Participants will gain understanding of the way people with disabilities interact with digital content, discover the broader beneficial impact of creating accessible content, and receive a high-level overview of WCAG 2.0 guiding principles and guidelines. Topics covered include:

  • What is accessibility?
  • How do people with disabilities use computers?
  • Curb cuts: how accessibility benefits your organization
  • Overview of the WCAG 2.0’s principles and guidelines.

 

Understanding Web and Document Accessibility: Strategies for Managers and Content Creators

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: up to 25

Price: $1700

Description: This workshop provides a non-technical introduction to digital accessibility as it relates to web content and documents. Participants will gain understanding of the way people with disabilities interact with digital content, and receive a practical overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, how these relate to the AODA, and how web accessibility can be evaluated and implemented. Topics include:

  • Non-Technical Overview of the WCAG 2.0: Guidelines
  • Document accessibility
  • Overview of approaches to accessibility evaluation
  • Tool Support for WCAG 2.0
  • Additional Guidance and Tips

 

Understanding Web Accessibility: Strategies for a Technical Audience

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: up to 25

Price: $2600

Description: This workshop provides a technical introduction to creating accessible web content. Participants will receive and in-depth overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, AODA requirements, and how conformance can be achieved. The session will also cover a list of practical tools for assessing and implementing accessibility.

Note: This workshop is ideal for those who have already taken the introduction to Digital Inclusion and Web Content Accessibility workshop, or those who already have some familiarity with digital accessibility concepts.

Topics covered include:

  • WCAG 2.0: In-depth overview of Guidelines and Techniques
  • WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria: techniques for achieving conformance
  • Overview of approaches to accessibility evaluation
  • Tool support for WCAG 2.0
  • Additional guidance and tips

 

Evaluating accessibility: A hands-on guide for assessing the accessibility of web content and digital documents.

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: up to 20

Price: $3100

Description: This hands-on workshop will give participants the knowledge and tools required to gauge the accessibility of web content. The session will cover an in-depth overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), provide information on assessing each success-criterion, and include a hands-on activities where participants will get a chance to review a website against various WCAG 2.0 success criteria using a three-step approach along with a simplified checklist. Topics covered include:

  • WCAG 2.0: Guidelines, Success Criteria and Techniques
  • A three step approach to accessibility evaluation
  • Tools and resources
  • Additional guidance and tips

 

Accessible Documents: Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF

Duration: 1.5 hours

Capacity: up to 25

Price: $1300

Description: This workshop introduces participants to accessibility of digital office documents. Participants will gain an understanding of accessibility barriers and what authoring techniques and practices can help create accessible Word and PDF documents.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Accessibility?
  • Techniques for creating accessible Word documents.
  • PDF accessibility: concepts and workflow.
  • PDF tags: what they are and how to use them.
  • Evaluating document accessibility.

 

Creating Accessible Documents Using Microsoft Word: Hands-on Training

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: up to 20

Price: $3100

Description: This workshop provides an overview of what makes an accessible Word document. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions on creating accessible content in Microsoft Word, including creating accessible templates, adding alternative text to images and using built-in structuring features.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Accessibility?
  • Digital curb-cuts: how accessibility benefits your organization
  • Accessible authoring practices: techniques for creating accessible Word documents.
  • Hands-on practice of accessible techniques.

 

Understanding Web Accessibility

Price: Free

Location: online http://courses.idrc.ocad.ca

This course may be taken anonymously, but to get the full benefit, including assessments, exercises, and forum interactions, we suggest registering an account and logging in.

Audience: Both technical and non-technical audiences may take the course. Aimed at those involved in developing Web content or Web applications, and at decision makers who need to know about or plan accessibility in ICT.

Objectives: To have people understand the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), the basis for the AODA Information and Communication accessibility requirements, to experience barriers firsthand, and to come away with a variety of strategies that address potential accessibility problems.

Topics Addressed:

  • Simplified introduction to the WCAG 2.0 guidelines.
  • What accessibility barriers look like (and feel like)
  • Ways to avoid creating barriers (technical strategies)
  • Addressing usability (accessible does not necessarily mean usable)