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

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This blog has been updated to reflect new eA Academy course information.

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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.

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. 

Our newest eA Academy courses

UI learning path:

Color Fundamentals for UI

Develop a fundamental understanding of the role color plays in designing accessible web experiences. Learn best practices for digital content, including contrast, color requirements, in-text hyperlinks, and flashing content.

Image Fundamentals for UI

Best practices when designing images for your digital experiences. Develop a deep understanding of alternative text guidelines, text on images, and images of text.

Buttons and Links for UI

Learn about the importance of making buttons and links accessible in your digital experiences. Through this course, gain an understanding of making components responsive and best practices for creating legible buttons and links.

UX learning path:

Color Fundamentals for UX

Develop a fundamental understanding of the role color plays in designing accessible web experiences. Learn best practices for using color, contrast of text, and links.

Image Fundamentals for UX

Best practices when designing images for your digital experiences. Develop a deep understanding of alternative text guidelines, how images impact user experiences (UX), and non-text content UX designers are responsible for.

Buttons and Links for UX

Learn about the importance of making buttons and links accessible in your digital experiences. Through this course, learn how to allow users to interrupt accidental button activations and why skip links are important.

Content designer learning path

Writing Alt Text for Content Designers

Best practices for crafting meaningful and effective alternative text on images. Learn the purpose of alternative text, and when and how to use it.

Writing Basics for Content Designers

Develop a deep understanding of the role content designers play in digital accessibility. This course will dive into writing responsibilities relating to accessibility and the importance of meeting accessibility requirements.

In addition to these new learning paths and 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.

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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