WeCo offers free, and individually priced, training courses to our clients and the public. This is part of our mission to make accessibility knowledge available to everyone. All of our courses are taught by WeCo’s Accessibility Specialists, who also live with one or more disability. All courses are offered in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
Introduction to Accessibility
This FREE two hour public training provides a backdrop of the legal requirements for accessibility, including standards and measures. Also familiarizes attendees with the four primary disability classifications recognized by the US Department of Human Services and how they interact with computers, websites and software. We will analyze accessibility issues, best practices and websites that work and don’t work. WeCo provides take-away learning tools and refreshments.
Applying Accessibility Criteria to your Websites and Software
For those who have a basic grasp of the laws and guidelines pertaining to accessibility, and who may have experience designing for the needs of users living with disabilities. This course will move them forward in their learning process with more specific technical guidance. We begin with cameos of users who live with the four disability classifications recognized by the US Department of Human Services. Our Accessibility Specialists guide attendees, step-by-step, through the design requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as they apply to people living with disabilities. (Helpful to all organizations working towards real life accessibility. Especially helpful to organizations who are working towards and maintaining their WeCo’s Access Approved® award designation.)
Technical Level Notation
This course discusses Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 criteria in depth and provides specific technique and code suggestions for accessible development. This course is most useful for web and software development staff who will be creating/making changes to your electronic venues.
COST: Special rate of $590 per person for a half day of training. WeCo provides our proprietary Accessibility Learning Guide and refreshments.
Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp
Accessibility Twin Cities (ATC) MeetUp is Sponsored by
WeCo and The Nerdery
SPONSORS ARE WELCOME! If your organization is interested in sponsoring an ATC MeetUp, please contact WeCo Communications Specialist, Toni Grundstrom at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility Twin Cities is a MeetUp designed to bring together people who work in the accessibility testing industry, as well as those just interested in learning more about how digital accessibility works. Join us for wine and small bites in a relaxed after-work setting at WeCo’s downtown Minneapolis office for bi-monthly gatherings for accessibility testing professionals. We meet on the last Monday of each month.
How do I join?
Sign up for ATC on our MeetUp website. You’ll receive invitations and reminders for all of our meetings.
What is the schedule?
Happy Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
Program runs from 6:15-7:30 p.m.
MeetUp Schedule for 2018:
January 22nd| DIY Accessibility Testing
(Date moved up this month due to Super Bowl festivities)
Held at Industrious in the Minneapolis North Loop
323 Washington Avenue No. Suite 200 55401
May 21 (one week early due to Memorial Day)