TPGi has a wealth of options for training. Choose the modules that make the most sense for your team and that align with your accessibility goals.

You’ll pay for only what you need and can fill education gaps for multiple roles without paying for unnecessary courses.

Each webinar is 90 minutes; you can purchase as many webinar modules as you want. Remote sessions can be spread out over several days or weeks, which we would recommend to maximize attendee attention and focus.

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General / All Roles Training

Is your team new to accessibility? Unsure where to begin? This module serves as an introduction to the topic of accessibility; What it is, who needs it, and we ensure it.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Accessibility
  • Types of disabilities and specific accommodations
  • Legislation and Guidelines

Recommended audience: all stakeholders

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Assistive Technology, or AT, comes in many different formats. In this session, TPGi will look at various assistive technologies used by people with disabilities.

Topics include:

  • What is AT?
  • How does AT work?
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Operating System / Built in accessibility considerations
  • AT Demos

Recommended audience: all stakeholders

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This session provides an overview of the Section 508 regulations, and effective strategies for incorporating them into Federal agency electronic information best practices.

Topics include:

  • Accessibility laws including the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
  • The history and timeline of Section 508
  • A comparison of the original versus revised Section 508 standards
  • DoD 8400-01 Manual overview

Recommended audience: all stakeholders

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UX and Design

This section digs into the techniques that designers employ to ensure their work is accessible.

TPGi will discuss:

  • Iconography
  • Typography
  • Color contrast
  • Color meaning
  • Visible Focus
  • Structure
  • Content and focus order
  • Navigation methods

 

Recommended audience: UX and Visual designers

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Accessibility is more effective when it’s “baked in” to the design. In this module attendees learn how to make sure our processes include all accessibility requirements.

Topics discussed are:

  • Collaboration
  • Accessible prototyping
  • User stories, scenarios and acceptance criteria
  • Process
  • Documentation

Recommended audience: UX and interaction designers

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The best way to ensure our products work for all users, is to test with real people.

In this module, TPGi will examine:

  • Types of user research
  • What to test
  • How to test
  • How to triage results

Recommended audience: UX designers, Researchers

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Content

TPGi will discuss the overall accessibility of various social media platforms such as:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram

TPGi will also lead the group through the requirements behind multimedia, both from a content perspective and a technical one.

Topics to be covered in this walkthrough:

  • Captions
  • Audio descriptions
  • Accessible media players

Recommended audience: Content Creators, Social Media Managers

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TPGi will explain the impact each of the following has on accessibility. These are all topics that could be controlled via WYSIWYG editors on most platforms.

Topics include:

  • Images
  • Color and Contrast
  • Document structure
  • Links and Navigation
  • Plain language
  • Email

Recommended audience: Content creators

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Development

HTML elements all exist for a reason. If used correctly, these elements convey important information to assistive technologies. This module will examine semantic structure, including headings and other structural elements and how it impacts the accessibility of your work.

Topics to be covered

  • Structural elements including
    • Headings
    • Lists
    • Tables
    • Other Structural Elements
  • Logical Document Structure

Recommended audience: Developers

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This module focuses on images, how we use them, and how people interact with them.

  • Functional, Decorative, and Editorial images
  • Text alternatives
  • Icon fonts
  • Complex images
    • Charts and graphs
    • SVGs
    • HTML5 Canvas Elements

Recommended audience: Developers

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Not everyone uses a mouse. So how do we ensure that everything we do with a mouse, can also be accomplished with a keyboard? This module will discuss issues surrounding keyboard accessibility and focus control, including document source order & intended interaction order, and keyboard accessibility of controls.

Topics to be covered

  • Keyboard Accessibility Basics
  • Reachability
  • Operability
  • In-Page Navigation
  • Focus management
  • Single Page Application considerations

Recommended audience: Developers

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Unfortunately, HTML doesn’t provide us with an element for every component we commonly use. When HTML alone can’t convey the role of a component, some users might not know how to interact with it. This is when we need Accessible Rich Internet Applications, or ARIA, to help make these components understandable to assistive technologies.

This module will provide an overview and introduction to WAI-ARIA techniques as well as dynamically updating content.

Topics include:

  • What is ARIA
  • Roles, States, Properties
  • Common Components and Expected Behavior
  • Custom Components
  • Dynamic Updates

Recommended audience: Developers

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We use a lot of forms on the web. We use them in many ways including, but not limited to, allowing our users to contact us, purchase products, or to sign in to, or register for, accounts.

This session covers everything a developer will need to know to ensure your web forms are accessible.

Topics include:

  • Form fields
  • Form instructions
  • Confirmation messages
  • Error handing & error messages
  • Time limits/Timeouts
  • Loading messages and status indicators

Recommended audience: Developers

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Mobile

In this session, TPGi will discuss basic techniques and considerations that developers can use to ensure their native Android apps are accessible.

Topics include:

  • Text Enlargement
  • Role, Name & State
  • Navigation
  • Screen titles
  • Content structure
  • Motion and device orientation

Recommended audience: Android application developers

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In this session, TPGi will discuss basic techniques and considerations that developers can use to ensure their native iOS apps are accessible.

Topics include:

  • Text Enlargement
  • Role, Name & State
  • Navigation
  • Screen titles
  • Content structure
  • Motion and device orientation

 

Recommended audience: iOS application developers

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In this session, TPGi will take a “user focused” approach to mobile accessibility testing. While showcasing the various accessibility options available on mobile devices, TPGi will discuss how to test the mobile web and native apps for accessibility.

Topics to be covered

  • iOS accessibility features
  • Android accessibility features
  • Color contrast testing for mobile devices
  • Text resize for Android and iOS
  • Mobile screen reader testing for Android and iOS
  • Keyboard testing for Android and iOS
  • How to test forms (including error handling) and other common components

Recommended audience: Mobile developers, QA Testers

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Document

Regardless of the source or authoring tool, there are some basic fundamentals that go into creating an accessible document. This session will explore these common elements and their impact on the user, with examples from Word, PowerPoint, and InDesign.

Topics include:

  • Document structure
    • Headings, lists, tables, etc
  • Images
  • Color
  • Font styles
  • Links

Recommended audience: Content creators, Marketing, anyone involved in the document creation process

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This session provides an overview of how to remediate an inaccessible PDF.

Topics include:

  • Testing tools
  • Document properties
  • Tagging
  • Reading order
  • Images
  • Tables
  • Forms

Recommended audience: Content creators, Marketing, anyone involved in the document creation process

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Looking for a deeper dive into PDF remediation? This session builds off the fundamentals and incorporates client documents in a 3-hour advanced look at PDFs.

Note: PDF Remediation Fundamentals is not a prerequisite for this course, but participants must have previous experience with PDF remediation.

Recommended audience: Content creators, Marketing, anyone involved in the document creation process

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This module will explore everything a content author needs to know about creating an accessible Word document. The content of this module mirrors much of what is in the Accessible Document Fundamentals module but focused on Word with some additional in-depth topics.

Recommended audience: Content creators, Marketing, anyone involved in the document creation process

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This module will explore everything a content author needs to know about creating an accessible PowerPoint document. The content of this module mirrors much of what is in the Accessible Document Fundamentals module but focused on PowerPoint with some additional in-depth topics.

Recommended audience: Content creators, Marketing, anyone involved in the document creation process

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This module will explore everything a content author needs to know about creating an accessible InDesign document. The content of this module mirrors much of what is in the Accessible Document Fundamentals module but focused on InDesign with some additional in-depth topics.

Recommended audience: Content creators, Marketing, anyone involved in the document creation process

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QA and Testing

From who we are testing for, what we’re testing against, and what we are using to test, this session covers the fundamentals of accessibility testing from a QA perspective.

Topics include:

  • User types
  • Guidelines
  • Testing methodologies
    • Manual and Automated testing
  • Testing Tools
    • ARC Toolkit
    • Color Contrast Analyzer
  • Keyboard accessibility basics
  • Using screen readers for testing

Recommended audience: QA Testers

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With an emphasis on common web components, this module will outline how to test the accessibility of the average web site.

Topics to be covered

  • Structural elements including
    • Headings
    • Lists
    • Tables
    • Other Structural Elements
  • Logical Document Structure
    • Focus order
    • Reading order
  • Navigation

Recommended audience:QA testers, web developers, digital marketers

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Once the group is comfortable testing the basics, we move on testing more interactive elements. This session will give an overview on how to test interactive elements.

Topics include:

  • Dynamic updating content
  • Forms and error handling
  • Focus management
    • Single page apps
    • Dialogs
  • Custom controls
  • Design Patterns

Note: Web Content Fundamentals is a prerequisite.

Recommended audience: QA testers, web developers, digital marketers

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This session is where the attendees will put their new accessibility skills to work and address challenges they have found in their work. TPGi will have them testing real pages to identify possible access barriers and workshop how to remediate them.

Activities include:

  • Review of the disability types
  • Review of the types of testing (automated, manual)
  • Review of common accessibility issues
  • Look at digital content without testing, identify possible issues
  • Breakout:
    • Use tools to confirm if issues exist and provide remediation advice
    • Regroup to review results

Recommended audience: QA Testers, Developers, UX and Visual Designers

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This course will teach attendees how to use JAWS from an end-user’s perspective. The main goal being to enable all attendees to confidently use JAWS to navigate their work as an end-user would and not just smoke test for errors.

Topics include:

  • JAWS configuration
  • Cursor modes
  • Common keyboard commands
  • Navigation basics
    • Navigation
    • Tables
    • Lists
    • Landmarks
    • Forms

Recommended audience: QA Testers, Developers

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