Web Accessibility – Section 508 Training for Developers


Web Accessibility

Companies are increasingly requiring that web sites be accessible to people with disabilities. The US Department of Justice is currently looking to make this a legal requirement under the ADA for private-company websites, not just for the government anymore. This webinar will cover the basic web coding techniques for building web pages that are accessible to people with disabilities. These techniques are key building blocks for compliance with standards like Section 508 and the W3C WAI WCAG. You will learn what accessibility means, what’s important about the different standards, and, most importantly, proper coding techniques to implement them.


2 hours


By the end of this course you will learn:

  • What is web accessibility?
  • Standards and Laws
  • W3C WAI WCAG 1.0 and 2.0
  • Section 508
  • ADA
  • Alternate Text
  • Images
  • Image Buttons
  • Image Maps
  • Images without Alt Text
  • Blank Alt Text
  • Image Replacement
  • Simple Tables


Marco Maertens, Lead Consultant and Trainer, Accessibility Associates, LLC

Marco Maertens

Marco Maertens is a web developer, technology trainer, and web accessibility/Section 508 consultant based the Philadelphia, PA area. With over 10 years experience in development, Marco has also taught classes on such topics as XHTML, JavaScript, MySQL, ColdFusion, ASP, and Web Accessibility/Section 508 to name just to few to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, SRA, Fannie Mae, the University of Maryland, Lockheed Martin, and America Online, among others. Marco currently devotes most of his time focusing on web accessibility/Section 508 issues, conducting audits, training, and consulting for clients such as Walgreens, Sesame Workshop, and Fieldprint.