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WCAG Training in Ottawa

As an "Invited Expert" to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Working Group (WCAG), and member of the HTML 5 working group, David has an intimate knowledge of the WCAG 2.0 standards and the previous 1.0 standards. He was the consultant to the Canadian Treasury Board Secretariat on WCAG 2.

David is now delivering this WCAG training through CanAdapt

(1) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

The WCAG 2.0 allows accessible implementations for non-W3C technologies such as Flash and PDF and other Web 2.0 widgets.

David MacDonald, the only Canadian on the WCAG 2.0 team, will provide hands-on interactive exploration on how the WCAG 2.0 can be implemented on today’s multi faceted web sites to make them more accessible to people with disabilities. The two day course will include an introduction on how people with disabilities use the web and the tools they use, including a demonstration by a blind person.

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1 day course:
2 day course:
Prerequisite: basic understanding of (X)HTML

(3) Making Accessible PDF’s - This “non-techie” course is for anyone who provides PDF content to webmasters.

Acrobat is capable of providing accessible content in a way that is compliant with WCAG 2.0. However, it is necessary to prepare these documents correctly. Microsoft Word can export to PDF using PDFMaker in a way that is accessible, if the MS Word document is prepared correctly. This can be accomplished with minimal effort if certain principles and rules are adhered to in Microsoft Word.

In this course we will learn how to create an MS Word document for easy transition to accessible PDF format. We will also learn many of the aspects of Adobe Acrobat that can help turn an inaccessible PDF document into one that is accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with the emerging W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 guidelines.

Half day overview: $250
1 day course: $375
2 day course: $700
Prerequisite: basic understanding of Microsoft Word