NCAM can provide in-person or online training, offering a primer on how users with disabilities interact with technology and experience different media, and what it means to make that media accessible. NCAM will customize the training to your industry and your staff, vendors, clients, or user group by integrating your content and intellectual property into the training materials.
Training seminars can range from an in-depth, one-day session, to an ongoing engagement with iteration between NCAM and your team. Our long-term client engagements have ranged from a few weeks to many years.
Training can also vary in interactivity, from a lecture-style presentation with a question-and-answer portion to a hands-on workshop.
For organizations new to accessibility, we recommend an Accessibility Principles training session that explains the benefits of making media accessible in all of its environments: schools, homes, offices, museums, conferences, airplanes, amusement parks, and movies. Any combination of the following topics can be covered in this introductory session:
- An overview of how users with different disabilities interact with content and technology
- An introduction to captions
- A summary of policy and regulations specifically related to your industry
- A brief introduction to code with some samples
- An overview of assistive technology, including a screen reader demo
- An introduction to video descriptions and image descriptions, including alt text and long desc, and related guidelines
Subject Specific Trainings
Client-specific training is also available. NCAM can conduct training seminars related to any of the following topics:
- Writing accessible HTML code
- Writing captions and delivering in HTML 5 players
- Mobile accessibility
- PDF accessibility
- Web accessibility, including forms, surveys, bill pay, and online shopping
- Standards and educational W3C, IMS
NCAM provides unparalleled expertise regarding technologies used by people with disabilities. Our partnership with NCAM has been invaluable for our clients’ compliance training and risk mitigation, particularly as our clients navigate the ongoing wave of website accessibility litigation and regulatory scrutiny.Rocky C. Tsai, Partner, Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group, Ropes & Gray LLP