Online Training

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Online Training – and it’s free – recommended to make your life easier in web accessibility design.

The 508 Universe serves as a central hub for GSA’s section 508 training and information resources. In it you can access each of the topic-specific courses that address 508 implementation as well as explore Web links and a glossary of 508-related terms.

When you first visit the site, you will be asked to set up a username and password. You are not asked for any identifying or personal data. The username is used to track where you are in the courses so that should you choose to leave a course before finishing it, you can choose to resume when you next enter the Universe. You have an option to fill out your email address to use the forgot my password feature.

WCAG 1.0 Online Training for Priority 1, 2 and 3 Guidelines

The W3C/WAI website also has a curriculum of online training available that can also be dowloaded as Zip files or SMIL/Realmovies or Quicktime movies that can be used for classroom training.

This curriculum consists of:

1. An Introductory section referred to as “The Introduction Set”, 
2. Guidelines for Web Content Accessibility, otherwise known as “The Guideline Set”, 
3. Checkpoints for meeting the Guideline requirements, or “The Checkpoint Set”, 
4. and Examples for implementing the Checkpoints, or “The Example Set”.