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Accessibility Training for Developers

From general training to certification programs, there are many training options to help you improve your accessibility skills. Learn how to build digital tools that conform to the Revised 508 Standards.

General Training

Visit the Training page for general training on Section 508 and IT Accessibility.


The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) offers two accessibility certifications:

Visit IAAP’s Prepare page for more information about how to prepare for the various IAAP certifications.

If you complete both certifications above, you’ll also receive a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) designation.

Education Initiatives

  • Teach Access - Aims to expand the quality and quantity of undergraduate programs that teach accessibility fundamentals in fields such as design, computer science, and human computer interaction
  • Teach Access Tutorial - learn about mobile app and website accessibility

Web Accessibility Training

These resources (including some no-cost offerings) can help you understand how accessibility is achieved in certain specialized environments. You must understand your development environment to determine what, specifically, you’ll need to know.

Original 508 Standards

A number of organizations offer training based on the Original 508 Standards. Though the Standards have been revised, many are still valuable, including:

Web Accessibility

More modern resources include:

Reviewed/Updated: May 2018

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