Hone Skills through Personal Development
The very fact that you are reading this webpage shows that you want to develop your skills in providing good accessibility. Continue this personal development in a number of ways.
Read books and articles specifically about universal design and accessibility, such as Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery’s A Web for Everyone. (If you don’t like to read, listen to “eLearning coach” Connie Malamed’s interview with Horton and Quesenbery, “Make Accessibility Part of Your Design Process.”)
Look for Web Resources
Consultants, universities, and others offer tremendous resources, often at no cost, to help ensure accessibility for us all. View “External Accessibility Resources” on the EKU IDC website to explore a few of these resources.
Whether you are looking for an online or on-ground option, a number of quality trainings can enhance your knowledge of accessibility. The list below provides just a portion of what is available; explore the Web to find more possibilities!
WebAIM: provides in-person trainings (at a cost) at its Logan, Utah, location various times throughout the year
Deque University: provides 12 online courses in web accessibility (at an annual subscription cost); if you have a disability, the courses may be obtained at no cost
Lynda.com: offers a few online courses (at a subscription cost) on such topics as “Creating Accessible PDFs with Adobe DC”
Join Professional Learning Communities
Meet up with others interested in accessibility to share what you have learned and become more knowledgeable. You might do this by meeting once a month for a “coffee talk” with others or by simply following accessibility experts on Twitter.