A Firm Foundation: New Digital Accessibility Courses Added to the eSSENTIAL Accessibility Academy

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As websites and web content evolve, so do the requirements to make those experiences accessible. Ongoing education sharpens the skills that are necessary to achieve digital accessibility for the long-term. That’s why training is a key component of any sustainable digital accessibility program. 

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At eSSENTIAL Accessibility (eA), we’re committed to helping our clients ensure sustainable accessibility management. To that end, we created the eSSENTIAL Accessibility Academy. The eA Academy is a library of  on-demand, expert-led training courses with content created for, and mapped to, different learning paths. For example, the Academy includes a path specific to developers, covering what they need to know to code accessible experiences. There’s also a path for designers, orienting them to accessible design fundamentals, and more. 

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But because of their importance, our three new courses are for everyone. These courses explore foundational subjects that will improve accessibility awareness for all team members: who benefits from accessibility, why accessibility matters, and what makes an experience accessible. 

Our newest eA Academy courses

Disability Etiquette

This course takes a deep dive into how to provide an accessible experience for people with disabilities by teaching about different types of disabilities and their impacts. It also covers key considerations for communication about disability, and best practices for being inclusive of people with disabilities in your work and conversations. 

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Global Accessibility Laws

This course provides an overview of global accessibility law, how to comply with various mandates, and the risks of non-compliance.

Overview of WCAG

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are globally accepted technical standards for digital accessibility. This course explains the history and intent of WCAG, how to better understand the goal of each of the guidelines, and how to apply them.

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In addition to these three new courses, the eA Academy’s existing library of on-demand classes covers a broad range of topics, including accessible development, testing for accessibility, ensuring document accessibility, accessible social media, and more.

The eSSENTIAL difference

At eSSENTIAL Accessibility, we firmly believe in a holistic approach to accessibility management: one that not only provides the tools and technical guidance to make digital experiences accessible, but one that also delivers the ongoing training needed to keep up with changing standards.

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The eA Academy is available to eA customers and is an integral part of our comprehensive software + expert services solution. We help businesses and organizations of all sizes, equipping them with ongoing training, as well as the software, tooling, integration, testing, and legal support needed to make their digital experiences accessible and keep them that way.

Request a demo of the eA Platform today to start your accessibility journey.

What to do next

We can help you meet WCAG standards and maintain ADA and AODA compliance:

  1. Connect with us today to learn more about our comprehensive approach to digital accessibility, including our automated and manual auditing capabilities and extensive range of managed services.
  2. Visit our resources section to download free white papers and webinars, and find our newest blogs on industry trends.
  3. Connect with us to continue the conversation on Linkedin, Twitter, or Facebook.

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