The Offer

Training Your Developers on the Keys to Accessibility

Did you know that over one billion people worldwide have a disability? Through my training, I can help you reach a wider audience than ever before. That means more clients, buyers, and subscribers for your business.

Accessibility training on your schedule. Going Beyond One-Size-Fits-All.

Your business is unique and requires flexibility. By taking a hands-on approach to training either on Zoom or in-person, I give your developers the know-how they need to thrive. Along the way, your team will be in good hands, if I do say so myself.

Here are just a few of the principles I teach:

  • Ensuring ADA and WCAG compliance
  • Strategic color and contrast decisions
  • Proper button and form placement
  • Layouts that work for everyone
  • Keyboard compatible development
  • And more

When your website is user-friendly, the benefits extend to your entire audience as well as those with disabilities. After all, no one likes feeling left out! The positive results will show.

A project-based curriculum that gets you thinking like an accessibility specialist. Master Web Accessibility with My Comprehensive Course Curriculum

From Essential Principles to Real-World Skills, Created by experienced instructional designers, authored by industry experts, and kept up-to-date by course editors, our curriculum will serve as the foundation of your learning experience.

  • What is web accessibility and why is it important?
  • The Alarming Cost of Getting Sued for Lack of Accessibility: Real-life Examples and How to Avoid This issues
  • The business case for web accessibility
  • The Medical vs. Social Model of Disability
  • The Myths and Misconceptions about Web Accessibility Standards
  • The Realities of Disabilities and How They Affect Web Usage
  • Introduction to assistive technologies and how they assist users with disabilities
  • The Four Principles of web accessibility
  • What is semantic HTML and how to use it to create an accessible page structure
  • The Most Semantic HTML elements with examples
  • What are ARIA's Landmark Roles?
  • How Do You Add ARIA Landmark Roles to Your HTML Page?
  • Logical structure, meaningful sequence, and page language
  • Page titles and headings
  • Different ways to find pages and provide consistent navigation
  • Bypass blocks and keyboard-only navigation
  • Keyboard Traps: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • Location, and language of parts
  • Interruptions, link purpose, adjustable timing, and user controls
  • Focus management: setting focus on relevant elements, avoiding unexpected focus changes, and providing clear visual indicators of focus
  • Focus order: Ensuring that the tab order of interactive elements is logical and follows the natural reading order of the content
  • Providing clear and descriptive link text to help users understand the purpose of each link
  • Designing color-accessible webpages
  • Text re-sizing, headings and labels, and consistent identification
  • Range of presentation options and use of high-contrast colors
  • Text alternatives and images of text
  • Providing audio-only or video-only alternatives for multimedia content
  • Captions for pre-recorded audio and video, and audio description for pre-recorded video
  • Captions for live video and audio description for live audio
  • Sign language, extended audio description, and media alternative for pre-recorded video
  • Audio controls and low or no background audio noise
  • Learn How to Create Engaging Accessible Content
  • Sensory characteristics, images of text, unusual words, and abbreviations
  • Reading level and pronunciation
  • Link purpose and detailed help
  • The Power of Microcopy: How Small Details Can Make a Big Difference in Accessibility
  • Time limits, re-authentication, and focus order
  • Visible keyboard focus, change on request, and error identification
  • Labels and instructions, error suggestions, and error prevention
  • Introduction to WAI-ARIA and name, role, and value attributes
  • Common JavaScript accessibility problems and accessible client-side scripting techniques
  • Accessible JavaScript toolkits
  • Introduction to conformance levels and how to evaluate web accessibility
  • The Truth About Conformance Levels and How to Evaluate Web Accessibility
  • The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
  • Testing tools and resources for evaluating web accessibility conformance
  • Techniques for manual and automated testing of web accessibility
  • Tips for continuous monitoring and improvement of web accessibility
  • In-depth discussion of advanced web accessibility topics, such as accessibility in web applications and mobile accessibility
  • Case studies and practical examples of implementing web accessibility in real-world scenarios
  • Recap of key takeaways and best practices for web accessibility
  • Final Exam: Put Your Skills to the Test and Showcase Your Knowledge of Web Accessibility
  • Tips for continuing to learn and stay up-to-date on web accessibility, including resources and organizations to follow.

Why You Should Train With Me?.

When it comes to your developers, every detail counts. Yes, even that small link in the corner you didn't think anyone would click…

By zeroing in on the details, using strategies that you can try out right away, and appealing to the whole spectrum of disabilities, our time together goes deeper than catch-all trainings. Throughout the process, your developers will learn exactly how to:

  • Keep your website compliant with confidence
  • How your layout can serve as either a barrier or a bridge
  • Which color and contrast choices prevent eye strain
  • When and Where to use key elements, such as buttons, menus, links, and forms
  • Ways to simplify the user experience
  • Hybrid approaches to accessible web development
  • And more

Throughout the process, I put valuable tools in your development team's toolbox. Just make sure they're ready for lively training sessions packed with energy. That’s because accessibility is more than a professional calling for me: it’s a passion.

Become an A11Y Advocate. My Training Methodology.

My step-by-step approach to training starts with awareness. I get it… Your developers are eager to get started coding and developing!

But you can lay a solid foundation for your new skills by taking a moment to understand the people who are driving your accessibility initiatives.

Let's break the mold and do things differently on the internet Embrace Inclusivity

Start Putting Sustainable Growth within Reach. It's Not Just a Website, it's Your Business.

Before your developers carry out your website upgrade, add a new page, connect with another API, or build your next feature, I encourage you to start with accessibility in mind.

From automotive to zoology and every industry in between, I support the full spectrum of developers. Rest assured, we’ll apply universal principles that work. Say goodbye to that complicated digital presence that feels more like a maze than a website.

As you look for ways to scale your business, don't miss out on the disabled community. With more skillful developers, you can bring your growth goals to life.

Don't know where to begin with accessibility?

Schedule a discovery call with me to chat about your goals, and I'll show you how I can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm located in New York City. I'm available from 10:00AM to 6:00PM Eastern Time, give or take a few hours.

You can leave a message on the live chat, and I'll get back to you as soon as I'm online again -- we all gotta sleep after all, right?

Yes and no. I can collaborate with you consistently for weeks, even years, but only as an independent contractor. You can still think of it as full-time, aside from the engagement terms.

I prefer working alone on small to medium-sized projects, but I have a backup team for large projects that require a bigger team, so deadlines are met and budgets are kept.

Your information is safe with me. If I'm going to work on your project, both of us will sign an agreement to keep it confidential. And if I bring anybody else in on it, they have to sign one too.