Digital Accessibility Events

Digital Accessibility Events

WebAIM Virtual Web Accessibility Training

Please join the Office of Information Technology (OIT) for this exciting, two-day, virtual training event at Portland State University (PSU), featuring Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM), one of the world's leading authorities in web accessibility.

The OIT will be virtually hosting WebAIM's accessibility experts for a total of four two-hour web accessibility training sessions on June 16-17, 2020. WebAIM has provided the following preview of their training materials:

  • These training sessions will teach basic web accessibility principles and advanced accessibility techniques.
  • Learn what you need to know to ensure that your web site meets international guidelines and legal requirements.
  • This training is primarily suited for web developers, though it will be valuable for designers, program managers, quality assurance experts, or anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of web accessibility.
  • A basic understanding of HTML is recommended, but not required.

About WebAIM

WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) has provided comprehensive web accessibility solutions since 1999. These years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally. WebAIM is a non-profit organization based at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.

Training Schedule

June 16, 2020
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Overview of WCAG 2 (new 2.1 changes will be covered throughout the training) 
    • Auditory disabilities
    • Captions and transcripts for multimedia
  • Visual disabilities
    • Zooming content
    • Contrast
    • Color reliance
    • How screen readers work
    • Page Title
    • ARIA & Landmarks
    • Headings
    • Lists
    • Forms (labels, fieldset/legend)
    • Tables
    • Document language
    • Alternative text
  • Photosensitive epilepsy

June 17, 2020
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Motor disabilities
    • Considerations for voice control software
    • Meaningful link text
    • Keyboard navigation
    • Mobile accessibility
    • WCAG label and name
    • Hiding content with CSS
    • Skip links
    • Contrast of user interface components
  • Cognitive and learning disabilities
    • Understandable content
    • Legible text
    • Animating and time-sensitive content
  • Evaluating web accessibility
    • Principles and methodologies for evaluation and user testing
    • WAVE and other automated tools
    • Keyboard testing
    • Screen reader testing
  • Advanced topics
    • Rules of ARIA use
    • Forms
    • ARIA labels and descriptions
    • Form error messaging
    • Tabindex and Scripting
    • Dialogs
    • ARIA roles, states, and properties

Registration Details

Thank you for your interest! Registration is now closed.

This training will be a critical professional development opportunity for anyone actively generating or hosting public-facing digital content on behalf of PSU. Please register as soon as possible in order to hold your virtual seat! Registrants will receive a calendar invitation with 3-5 business days of registration. Additional technical details will be shared with registrants once registration has closed.