Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp

In celebration of this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque offered free training of its basic accessibility fundamentals bootcamp. 

This training provides an overview of basic accessibility concepts, such as why digital inclusion matters and how people with disabilities use the Web. Through this training, participants will develop a better understanding of how disabilities affect a person’s experience online, as well as a high-level introduction to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG).

The training will also introduce ways through which the many responsibilities pertinent to Web accessibility can be distributed by roles, so each member of your team understands the role they should play when it comes to successfully integrating accessibility in the project development lifecycle.

This training is intended for all audiences, including policymakers and other “non-web” attendees (a.k.a. Management).

  • Accessibility considerations & inclusive design
  • Why accessibility matters
  • How people with disabilities use the web
  • Assistive Technologies and context of use
  • Statistics, laws, and more!
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, v2.1
  • Role-based accessibility and shift-left approach

Please Note: This training will not be hosted on-demand, only the registrants of this webinar will receive the recording of this webinar.

About the Speakers

Denis Boudreau

headshot of Denis BoudreauDenis is a Principal Web Accessibility Consultant and currently acts as Deque's training lead. He actively participates in the W3C, the international body that writes web accessibility standards, as a member of the Education and Outreach Working Group, where he leads the development of a framework to break down accessibility responsibilities by roles in the development lifecycle. He is also involved in the Silver TaskForce, where he contributes to the development of the W3C's next generation of accessibility standards.

Tim Harshbarger

headshot of Tim HarshbargerTim is a Senior Accessibility Consultant at Deque specializing in training. Tim has assisted project teams in making their applications accessible for over 24 years. He spent most of that time with a Fortune 30 company before joining Deque.


Guest Speaker - Steve Sawcyzn

headshot of Steve SawczynSteve is a Principal Digital Accessibility Engineer at Optum Technology. Steve has over ten years of experience in the field of accessibility with experience in usability testing, automated testing, and project management within agile environments. As an expert, Steve regularly trains designers, developers, and content creators on best practices around application, mobile app, and website accessibility with an emphasis on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).