Further Training for Web Developers
For training, there are a few excellent resources available online, ranging from quick fact sheets to full accessibility training programs. These are the two we recommend:
Resource: The Official W3C WCAG Docs
What is it?
- The official documentation for WCAG, ranging from technical specifications to friendly explanations with pictures.
How do I access it?
- W3C’s Intro to What Web Dev Accessibility Is, including examples, is a short, quick introduction and overview. *Highly recommended
- WCAG Technical Guidelines Overview: This is an official deep dive into the specifications and the reasoning behind them.
Resource: SiteImprove’s Web Dev Accessibility Academy
What is it?
- A comprehensive, yet short, series of free online courses for web developers.
- Covers everything you need to know.
- Very user friendly and easy to follow.
- Requires access to SiteImprove (the system Tufts uses to determine how well it’s meeting the accessibility requirements)
How do you access it?
- Upon logging in to SiteImprove, click the Help Center and Academydrop-down in the top right.
- Choose Academy at the bottom of the list. You’ll be taken to the SiteImprove Academy site.
- In the top left menu, choose Course Library.
- The learning path you want is Accessibility for Web Developers.
Note: Unless it’s something you’ll be called upon to do, you can skip the “Making Accessible PDFs” section.