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WCAG 2.1: Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 1 Day
Course Code: EWAW101

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • identify the roles and responsibilities of key individuals in the WCAG workflow
  • identify the levels of WCAG 2.1 AA compliance and therefore ADA, Section 508 and AODA compliance
  • create a short list of guidelines that apply to you
  • identify exceptions and exemptions from WCAG
  • identify federal, provincial and municipal timelines and deadlines for compliance



Public Class Schedule

Location Language Date Price Register
Web-based(Opens in new window) English August 28, 2024 $ 545.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English September 25, 2024 $ 545.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English October 16, 2024 $ 545.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English November 13, 2024 $ 545.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English December 17, 2024 $ 545.00

Course Outline

  • introduction
    • types of disabilities
    • types of assistive technologies
    • what is WCAG 2.1?
    • roles and responsibilities in an accessible workflow
  • understanding the guidelines
    • levels of compliance
    • which guidelines apply to you?
    • explanations and examples
  • principles of WCAG 2.1
    • Perceivable
    • Operable
    • Understandable
    • Robust
  • WCAG 2.1 for web pages
    • WCAG 2.1 for web applications
    • WCAG 2.1 for other content types such as PDF
    • WCAG 2.1 for video
    • techniques and other specifications for each technology
  • exceptions
    • dealing with internal policy
    • federal, provincial and municipal guidelines
    • timelines and deadlines
    • exempt content and notices
  • from here
    • introduction to testing for compliance
    • further learning and useful links
    • technology specific guidance
    • questions and answers

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

Required Technical Set-Up for Remote Online Participation
  • 2 monitors or screens. If you don’t have a second monitor connected to your primary computer, you could use a second computer such as a laptop. 1 screen is used to watch the instructor, the second is for you to perform the exercises.
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Google Chrome preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
  • Speaker & microphone, either built-in to your computer or external
  • For complete set-up information, please visit our web based manual
Our Policies

Registration Information

Classes are from 9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Registrations are accepted in the order they are received.

Payment Options & Guidelines

We accept the following forms of payment: Visa and MasterCard

FlexPass Booking & Cancellation Policy

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. will make every attempt to be flexible in regard to class cancellations and rescheduling. In an attempt to ensure that everyone enjoys a consistent training experience, Eliquo offers the following policies.

Course Registration Terms

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made a minimum of six (6) business days prior to scheduled class. Changes must be made through the Student Support Centre. In the event that a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you can reserve a seat in the next available class. You will be notified of a class cancellation by email at least five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled class. Eliquo Training and Development Inc. also reserves the right to postpone or cancel a class at any time for just cause such as instructor illness or other environmental factors. Eliquo is not responsible for any error in the delivery of the email notice where the error is due to the recipient’s email client or service.

If an Individual FlexPass participant does not attend classes or does not provide the required cancellation request (as above), two (2) times or more in a single month, and the occurrence happens on two (2) occasions throughout the FlexPass term, the FlexPass may be terminated without a refund.

Eliquo Individual FlexPasses are designated for one person only. Any abuse of the engagement from code sharing or other instances of shared participation under one account will result in the FlexPass being terminated without a refund.

Eliquo reserves the right to limit class participant enrolment to ensure courses are delivered effectively. Most classes are limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

Eliquo's Individual FlexPass program is subject to any applicable taxes.

Classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Web-Based Training

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. requires that web-based class participants follow the supplied set-up and testing procedures a minimum of three (3) days in advance of their class start date in order to avoid technical issues on the day of their class.

Eliquo is not responsible for participants who are experiencing technical difficulties due to issues incurred on their own computer network(s).

Student Feedback

Mike went over and beyond as far as what he shared with us. Not only did he cover the course material, he also include tricks, tips and shot cuts on what he has learnt over the years to help us with our programming and testing going forward. I think the knowledge add ins will make following these guidelines, programming and testing, so much easier, saving tons of time going forward. Thank you Mike for being so good.
I very much enjoyed this class and I know I will be able to apply what I have learned today.
Excellent course, content and location. So far the courses I've taken here were complete and very enjoyable, and allowed me to take away new skillset.

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