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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.
In general, trainings will occur at 25 Science Park Room 125 from 12:00-1:15pm. But, we’ll be happy to look for other locations around campus.
Trainings from 2020 include:
- January 14: Using Bootstrap to Create Accessible Frontends. Room 321 at 25 Science Park from 12:00-1:15pm.
- March 3: TBD. Room 321 at 25 Science Park from 12:00-1:15pm.
- April 7: TBD. Room 321 at 25 Science Park from 12:00-1:15pm.
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