We maintain a distribution group for developers. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added, and start receiving email communications about meetings and training offerings related to accessibility, specifically for developers.
Yale ITS believes that learning accessibility and front-end best practices should be an ongoing, permanent process of training and skills development. To support developers’ continuing education, the Digital Accessibility Team is hosting monthly brown-bags where developers can bring their lunches and learn something about accessibility that they can begin implementing right away.
All trainings will occur via Zoom.
Trainings from 2020 include:
- July 7, from 12:00-1:15 pm: “404 Not Found: Error messaging and accessibility.”
- August 11, from 12:00-1:15 pm: “How to Make Your Single Page App (SPA) Accessible.”
Zoom link available on the TMS registration page. You must be on the Yale VPN to connect to the TMS remotely.
- June 2: Semantic HTML: Is it a Button or a Link
- May 5: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Challenge for Site Owners!
- April 7: Color for the Web (Video Recording)
- March 3: Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) using Gitlab Pipelines
- January 14: Using Bootstrap to Make Accessible Front-Ends (Video Recording)
Trainings from 2019 include:
- July 10: Screen Reader Testing with Voiceover
- August 23: Screen Reader Testing with NVDA
- September 25: Accessible Forms 1 (Video Recording for Accessible Forms 1)
- October 22: Accessible Forms 2
- November 22: Fixing the easy problems first: auto scanners
Trainings from 2018 include:
- April 2: A gentle introduction to accessibility
- May 15: Headings and Landmarks
- June 12: Keyboard Operability
- July 17: Semantics: Links & Buttons
- August 14: Semantics: Images & Tables
- September 18: Accessible Forms 1 (Video Recording for Accessible Forms 1)
- October 16: Accessibility Forms 2 (Video Recording for Accessible Forms 2)
- November 8: Introduction to Interactions (Video Recording for Introductions to Interactions)
- December 17: Complex Interactions and Status Updates (Video Recording for Complex Interactions and Status Updates)
Online Training and Resources
We recommend the following training resources for developers:
Free and paid trainings are also available. The following are a sample of reputable online trainings:
- Deque University offers online, self paced learning available for purchase.
- Udacity offers a free developer-centric accessibility course.
- Teach Access offers a brief, code- and design-centric view of accessibility, with interactive exercises.
- The Web Accessibility Initiative offers online tutorials for basic concepts aimed at developers.
- The W3C’s ARIA authoring practices document offers demonstrations of most development patterns developers should know.
- WebAIM offers in depth explanation of accessibility issues and on-site training for a fee.
- Mozilla’s Accessibility tutorials are comprehensive and in depth for developers
- LinkedIn Learning Course: Accessibility for Web Design by Derek Featherstone
- LinkedIn Learning Course: UX Foundations: Accessibility by Derek Featherstone