On-Site ADA Training
This training incorporates some of the disability awareness training described above. Additionally, it emphasizes technical barriers people with disabilities face and the ways they can be mitigated with assistive technologies. It also explains how obstacles can be reduced and eliminated through remediation. We will cover issues related to people who use wheelchairs, people who are blind, deaf, deaf/blind as well as cognitive disabilities.
Topics include: screen readers, Braille displays, ASL, telephone relay chat, WCAG standards and Section 504 and 508 of the American with Disabilities Act. We will also cover specifics to your industry and company.
This session builds upon the Accessibility 101 session. We delve into more detail and look at specifics for screen readers. We also cover issues related to UI and UX design and explore ARIA tagging, common traps, and mistakes in front end development code. We’ll look at both successful examples of accessible tools as well as some failures. This session will include a presenter which will be experienced in writing HTML code, Java script, Agile and lean UX analysis.
We will take a surface level look at your company website and internal tools if desired and explore things that are both working well and that are in need of remediation. In addition, we will provide you more information about our 3-step accessibility solution. This will give your team a birds-eye view of how accessibility subject matter experts see your accessibility environment. Lastly, we’ll establish a beginning level of communication that can start a path to becoming an accessible company.
In this training, we cover how to be comfortable working and interacting with people that have disabilities. Many people have not worked with a person who is in a wheelchair, who is blind, deaf, or deaf/blind. They have questions and are not sure what acceptable behavior is. This can result in unnecessary awkwardness or unintentional insults. We will discuss etiquette in addressing different disabilities as well as how to behave around a service animal. Moreover, we will cover the language used for different disabilities and explore the differences of empathy and sympathy. In extended sessions, we will also cover some aspects of legal compliance including the ADA and other regulations pertinent to your industry and company.
VPAT training is aimed at ICT procurement managers and similar staff. This is a deep dive into how to include VPAT and accessibility related language into your RFP processes. Also includes questions to ask your software and hardware vendors. The full day session includes complete analysis of VPATs with strategic suggestions of how to access VPATs and how to position your company to avoid risk in software and hardware purchases.
Our training sessions are provided in 90-minute lunch and learn, half day and full day packages.