Fall/Winter 2018 Training Classes
WeCo offers FREE, and affordably priced “per seat” training. Just another part of our mission to make accessibility knowledge available to everyone!
- NEW! Classes offered onsite in Minneapolis and Chicago. Some classes offered online.
- Check out the new “spin off” classes you told us you wanted!
- We provide training materials and, if you’re attending onsite, refreshments.
- You can also view the complete training list and registration info on our Eventbrite page.
Onsite Class Locations
WeCo onsite accessibility training classes are held at Industrious Shared Offices in Chicago and Minneapolis.
Minneapolis: Industrious North Loop
323 Washington Avenue No. / Suite 200 / Minneapolis, MN 55401
Metered parking available next to and behind the building / Served by bus and train.
Chicago: Industrious River North
320 W. Ohio Street / Suite 3w / Chicago, IL 60654
Ramp parking available nearby / Served by bus and train.
Awareness & Getting Started Courses
Getting Started in Accessibility (free onsite Chicago/Mpls and online)
If you’re new to website, software or mobile application accessibility, this is a great place to start.
This FREE 90 minute class provides a backdrop of the legal requirements for accessibility. We also explain how people living with cognitive, hearing, mobility and sight-related disabilities interact with computers, websites and software. Some with devices, some without.
Great for all staff levels, from coders to leaders.
Improving UX for Users Living with Disabilities (onsite Chicago and online)
Do you create websites, design software or mobile aps, and wonder how what you build impacts users living with disabilties? Take advantage of this mini-workshop with the WeCo’s Accessibility Team. They’ll cover the basic concepts of UX and how it impacts users living with cognitive, hearing, mobility and sight related disabilities.
Leveraging the ADA to Engage Customers and Employees Living with Disabilities (onsite Chicago/Mpls and online)
Many business owners and organizations view the Americans with Disabilities Act as yet another legal responsibility they are obligated to meet to avoid being sued. But when you realize that people living with disabilities make up the largest unrecognized minority group in the US and worldwide, the potential gains that come from successfully marketing to this segment, far outweighs the legal responsibilities.
In a world that is aging, and a nation that is struggling to keep a talented workforce in the years head, this is more important than ever. Embrace National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October by learning how the ADA can help your business.
Technical Training Courses
WCAG 2.1 Jumpstart (free online)
WCAG* 2.1, the latest version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, was released in June. Wondering how they differ from version 2.0? Or how they impact real users living with disabilities? In this free webinar, our Accessibility Specialists who live with disabilities, will get you up to speed on the latest iteration of accessibility guidance.
Great for coders, developers, content managers, or anyone who wants to get a handle on the new 2.1.
Applying WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) to your Projects
(onsite Mpls/Chicago and online)
A 3 hour in-depth course designed to help you meet WCAG 2.1 with all of our digital projects. Perfect for coders, developers and content managers who want to design, or redesign, to meet this latest version of WCAG. This course will move you forward with more specific technical guidance. It also includes the unique perspective of WeCo’s Accessibility Specialists, all of whom live with one or more disability.
NOTE: This course discusses WCAG 2.1 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: $449 per person. TIME: 3 hours
TAKE AWAY: WeCo provides our proprietary Accessibility/WCAG Learning Guide in e-format as a part of this training.
Coding to Meet WCAG (online)
Making a website, software, learning environment or mobile application accessible starts with good code. But understanding how what to do, when to do it and how to get it done isn’t always easy. That’s where “Coding to Meet WCAG” steps in.
A “spin off” of our most popular class, “Applying WCAG to Your Project,” this 90 minute, code-intensive course will cover:
- How accessible, and inaccessible code, impacts users living with sight, cogntive, hearing and mobility disabilities.
- The most common inaccessible code issues and how to remedy them.
COST: $199 per person TIME: 1.5 hours
Accessible Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Power Point and PDF (onsite Chicago/Mpls)
Does your organization need to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) or Web Content Accessibility (WCAG) requirements? Do you communicate with people who are blind or low vision? Making certain that the Microsoft Outlook emails, Word documents and your Power Point presentations are accessible is essential.
This new two-hour condensed “spin off” version of our former “Accessible Document” training, gives you the business essentials you’ve asked us for!
COST: $299 per person TIME: 2 hours
Not finding what you’re looking for? WeCo provides customized training.
To find out more, contact us today.
Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp
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:
September 24 – AI and Disabilities: How it’s Leveling the Playing Field
WeCo offices at Industrious in the North Loop.
November 26 – Easy Accessibility Fixes
WeCo offices at Industrious in the North Loop