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WCAG training

Welcome to the A11y Collective, the premier destination for web developers, designers, and business owners looking to make their websites more accessible. We are proud to offer comprehensive WCAG training that will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to ensure that your website meets recognized accessibility standards.

What is WCAG?

WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, a set of international standards for making web content more accessible to people with disabilities. These guidelines cover everything from text alternatives for non-text content to making web content navigable using only a keyboard.

Why is a WCAG training important?

Legal Compliance

In many countries, including the United States, Canada, and the European Union, there are laws that require websites and digital content to be accessible to people with disabilities. Failure to comply with these laws can result in legal consequences, including fines and lawsuits

Social Responsibility

Making digital content accessible is not only a legal requirement, but also a social responsibility. People with disabilities should have equal access to information and services, and creating accessible content helps to ensure that everyone can participate fully in society

Business Benefits

Creating accessible content can also have business benefits, such as increasing the reach of a website or app, improving user experience for all users, and enhancing the reputation of a company or organization

Technical Expertise

Accessibility is a specialized field that requires technical expertise. A WCAG training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to create accessible digital content that meets industry standards and best practices

Overall, a WCAG training is important for ensuring legal compliance, social responsibility, business benefits, and technical expertise in creating accessible digital content.

The WCAG training provided by the A11Y Collective:

  1. Introduction to Accessibility and WCAG: This section provides an overview of accessibility and the importance of making digital content accessible. It also introduces the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the different levels of conformance.
  2. Understanding WCAG Principles: In this section, the four principles of WCAG are explained: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust. Each principle is described in detail, along with its success criteria.
  3. Meeting WCAG Success Criteria: This section provides practical examples of how to meet the different WCAG success criteria. It covers topics such as text alternatives for non-text content, keyboard accessibility, color contrast, and more.
  4. Evaluating for Accessibility: Here, the different methods of evaluating digital content for accessibility are discussed. This includes manual testing, automated testing, and user testing.
  5. Implementing Accessibility: In this section, strategies for implementing accessibility into a development workflow are covered. This includes integrating accessibility into design, development, and content creation processes.
  6. Creating Accessible Documents: This section covers how to create accessible documents, such as PDFs and Word documents. It includes tips for formatting, adding alternative text, and ensuring accessibility in tables and charts.
  7. Accessibility Beyond WCAG: Finally, this section discusses accessibility beyond the WCAG guidelines. It covers topics such as assistive technology, inclusive design, and accessibility standards in different countries.

Overall, the WCAG training provided by the A11y collective is a comprehensive introduction to accessibility and provides practical guidance for creating accessible digital content.

WCAG Level A to Level AAA

WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) is a set of guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to help make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are organized into three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

The difference between each level of conformance is the number of accessibility requirements that need to be met. Here is a brief overview of each level:

  • Training WCAG Level A: This is the minimum level of conformance, and it includes the most basic requirements for accessibility. Meeting Level A means that the website can be used by some people with disabilities.
  • Training WCAG Level AA: This level includes more advanced accessibility requirements than Level A, and meeting it ensures that the website can be used by most people with disabilities. This is the most commonly recommended level of conformance for most websites.
  • Training WCAG Level AAA: This is the highest level of conformance, and it includes the most advanced accessibility requirements. Meeting Level AAA ensures that the website can be used by almost all people with disabilities. However, meeting this level of conformance can be difficult and may not be necessary for all websites.

It’s important to note that meeting a higher level of conformance does not necessarily mean that a website is more accessible. The level of conformance is simply an indicator of the number of accessibility requirements that have been met. The goal of WCAG is to make web content as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, and meeting Level A or AA is often sufficient to achieve this goal.

WCAG training program

Our WCAG training program is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of these guidelines and how to apply them to your website. Here’s what you can expect from our training:

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Our training covers all three levels of WCAG compliance, from Level A to Level AAA. You’ll learn how to identify accessibility issues on your website and how to address them using best practices.
  • Expert instructors: Our instructors are experienced accessibility professionals who will guide you through the training process and answer any questions you may have. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in making websites accessible to all users.
  • Hands-on learning: Our training includes practical exercises that will help you apply the WCAG guidelines to your own website. You’ll gain practical experience in identifying and addressing accessibility issues, and you’ll leave our training program with the skills you need to make your website more accessible.

Online WCAG training program

Our online WCAG training program is a flexible, convenient, and cost-effective way to learn about web accessibility from the comfort of your own home or office. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose our online training program:

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Our online training covers all three levels of WCAG conformance, from Level A to Level AAA. You’ll learn how to identify accessibility issues on your website and how to address them using best practices.
  • Expert instructors: Our instructors are experienced accessibility professionals who will guide you through the training process and answer any questions you may have. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in making websites accessible to all users.
  • Flexible learning: Our online training program is self-paced, so you can learn at your own speed and on your own schedule. You’ll have access to our training materials and resources for a full year after you sign up.
  • Cost-effective: Our online training program is an affordable option for anyone who wants to learn about web accessibility. You’ll save money on travel and accommodation costs, and you won’t have to take time off work to attend in-person training.

Our online WCAG training program

At the A11y Collective, we believe that web accessibility is everyone’s responsibility. Our online WCAG training program is just one of the many ways we’re working to make the web a more inclusive place for all users. If you’re ready to take the next step in your accessibility journey, sign up for our online WCAG training today!

Some of the courses we provide

    • animations
    • basics
    • colour
    • content
    • design
    • forms
    • semantics
    • testing
    • WAI ARIA
    • WCAG
    • writing
    • Beginner
    • Medior

    This is a true value pack for the eager ones. You simply want to know all there is to know about web accessibility and can’t wait to start applying everything you learned to your projects. The A11Y Collective essentials consist of all our courses and will be regularly updated in the future with any new course or training we launch.

    • animations
    • basics
    • colour
    • content
    • design
    • forms
    • modals
    • typography
    • Beginner
    • Medior

    Would you like to become a better designer? Impress your boss? Or simply service your clients better by creating fully accessible projects? Then this accessibility training for designers is for you! This bundle consists of two courses packed with tips and tricks you can immediately apply in your work.

    • aria
    • basics
    • code
    • content
    • design
    • forms
    • HTML5
    • testing
    • Beginner
    • Master
    • Medior

    Would you like to become a better developer? Impress your boss? Or simply service your clients better by creating fully accessible projects? Then this accessibility training for developers is for you! This bundle consists of two courses packed with tips and tricks you can immediately apply in your work.