DoIT-DHS can provide training to help you make sure that your web sites, web applications, PDF documents, PDF forms, and online videos meet the requirements of the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act. If you are interested in a course, please email DoIT.OneNetTraining@Illinois.gov request a class.

  1. Introduction to Web Accessibility
  2. Testing for Accessibility
  3. Testing with JAWS
  4. Building Accessible Websites
  5. Creating Accessible PDF Documents with Microsoft Word
  6. Repairing PDF Document Accessibility with Adobe Acrobat
  7. Creating Accessible PDF Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer
  8. Captioning Web Videos

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Overview Learn the basic what, why, and how of making web sites accessible to people with disabilities:
  • assistive technology tools used by people with disabilities.
  • legal requirements and lawsuits regarding accessibility.
  • key steps toward achieving accessibility.
Audience Managers, developers, testers, content creators - no technical experience required
Format 2-hour interactive demonstration

Testing for Accessibility

Overview Learn how to test your web sites, web applications, PDF documents, and PDF forms for accessibility. In this class, we cover the use of the Web Accessibility Quick Test Checklist and free online testing tools.
Audience Webmasters, web developers, testers, and quality assurance staff
Format 1/2-day hands-on lab

Testing with JAWS

Overview Learn how to test your web sites, web applications, PDF documents, and PDF forms for compatibility with the JAWS screen reader.
Audience Testers and quality assurance staff
Format 1/2-day hands-on lab

Building Accessible Websites

Overview Learn how to develop accessible websites and applications using standards-compliant HTML. In this class, we dig into the accessibility guidelines, practice accessible coding techniques, and use assistive technologies to experience the difference accessible design really makes.
Audience Web developers (basic knowledge of HTML, CSS & Javascript required)
Format 2-day hands-on lab

Creating Accessible PDF Documents with Microsoft Word

Overview Learn how to create accessible PDF documents from scratch using Microsoft Word.
Audience Anyone responsible for the creation of PDF documents
Format 1/2-day hands-on lab

Repairing PDF Document Accessibility with Adobe Acrobat

Overview Learn how to make PDF documents accessible using Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Audience Anyone responsible for ensuring that PDF documents are accessible
Format 1/2-day hands-on lab

Creating Accessible PDF Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer

Overview Learn how to use the accessibility features of Adobe LiveCycle Designer to create accessible PDF forms.
Audience Anyone responsible for the creation of fillable PDF forms
Format 1/2-day hands-on lab

Captioning Web Videos

Overview Learn how to create closed captions for web-based video.
Audience Anyone responsible for the creation of on-line video
Format 1/2-day hands-on lab