Focus on one web accessibility training topic each month to improve your organization’s web accessibility.
To make and keep your websites accessible, web accessibility needs to be top of mind for developers, designers, and content creators. Picking and sharing one web accessibility training topic each month can do just that.
Each topic below has beginner-friendly articles and videos.
Some topics might not apply to everyone. For example, ARIA, navigation and structure, and forms and error messages. These topics have some information that is good for everyone to know and developer-specific content for those who are coding. You can always skip these months if they don’t apply to your team.
This month’s focus
Learn about free accessibility tools anyone can use to test webpages and make updates right away. With tools like the WAVE extension and Chrome’s accessibility tree, your team is ready to incorporate accessibility into their processes.
Monthly accessibility focuses
Links and text make up most of the internet. Since links and text are everywhere and serve such an important purpose, inaccessible links and text can cause a lot of problems for someone with a disability. This month goes over errors to avoid but also best practices to adopt when writing and formatting links and text, so they are more readable for everyone.
This month we’ll learn to set up an accessible webpage with skip links, language, titles, and HTML5 region elements such as navigation, main, sections, asides, footers, etc.
Knowing keyboard navigation basics and how to use a screen reader makes it easy to quickly test any content, which can help your team understand accessibility more. We’ll give your organization what they need to begin manual testing including a challenge to manually test a page they are responsible for.
PDFs and non-HTML documents can be difficult for users with assistive technology. Plus, they can take a lot of work to make accessible. We’ll review what makes PDF and non-html documents accessible and alternatives to PDFs.
Videos and audio have specific accessibility guidelines, which means we know exactly what we need to do. But, it can take time and resources to make accessible videos, so this month, we’ll go over tips and hints to making accessible videos.
ARIA is mainly a developer topic, but it’s good for everyone to understand what it is. We’ve organized this month’s resources by the basics for everyone and the developer content, so everyone on your team can learn what they need.
All users benefit from a clear heading hierarchy. This month, we’ll go over what a good heading heirarchy is, how it impacts assistive technology users, and 5 heading errors and how you can fix them.
Creating accessible data tables and lists can be easy if you know what’s needed. We’ll review how to make them accessible, different types of tables, and how assistive technology reads and navigates them.
While forms and error messages might require some HTML to create, anyone can learn what they need to be accessible and test forms to find accessibility issues. This month, learn the 5 things forms need to be accessible and how to test your own forms for each of them.
Contrast has different rules depending on the content. Plus, there are a handful of tools to help find and fix low contrast errors.
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