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Section 508 Winter 2014 Course Schedule

Below are schedules and course descriptions for the USPTO Section 508 workshops in Winter 2014. These courses are provided free of charge and are open to government employees and contractors associated with Section 508. Please enroll as soon as possible since space is limited. Students who successfully complete a course will receive a CD with additional information and references.

To Enroll

Click on the "Register For" link in the course descriptions that interest you below,

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Send an e-mail to section508staff@uspto.gov and include the following information:

  • Course Number (in the Subject)
  • Full Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Organization

A complete calendar listing with dates and locations of the training courses can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

Accessible Web Design

Intended Audience: Anyone who dabbles with websites and web products as well as those who want to be their organization's expert on creating and evaluating compliant web products and websites.

This course is divided in two parts, the first part  is a technical introduction to the current  Section 508 web standards. In this section participants will learn the standards and how to create HTML products that are compliant and usable. This course is most effective when both individuals who create web products and those who test them in the same organization attend. The first portion of this course will also discuss the pending Section 508 refresh, and the relevant  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines the new Section 508 standards will be harmonized to. Examples of the various WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA  success criteria will be given. The second part of this class takes a more hands-on approach showing participants first hand that there is no need to "dummy down" a web site to make it compliant. Working with real-world web pages, participants will become proficient in the skills needed to design, develop, and test for Section 508 compliance in web pages and systems. All attendees will receive a CD copy of the USPTO Section 508 Reference Guide and other reference materials.

Instructor: Mark Reumann 
Register For: January 28th, (9AM-12PM) or February 4th, (1PM-4PM)
Prerequisites: None 

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Document Accessibility

Intended Audience: Those who create electronic documents or submit them for web publication.
Description: Electronic documents are an integral part of modern business practice. This technically challenging class provides a solid foundation in the concepts of document accessibility.  With a focus on document applications that are part of the USPTO workstation baseline, participants will learn which document elements contribute to accessibility.  These concepts will be reinforced with hands-on exercises using Microsoft Word 2010 and Adobe Acrobat 9.0.

Instructor: Richard Iams and Carolyn Kelley Klinger
Register For: January 30th, (9AM-12PM) or February 6th, (1PM-4PM)
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint. (Adobe Acrobat helpful but not required.)

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January 2014

Courses with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See course descriptions for prerequisites.

 

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Accessible Web Design 
9am-12pm
Madison Building West, 
3rd Floor Edison Room

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Document Accessibility 
9am-12pm
Madison Building West, 
3rd Floor Edison Room

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February 2014

Courses with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See course descriptions for prerequisites.

 

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Accessible Web Design 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Madison Building West,  3rd Floor Edison Room

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Document Accessibility 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Madison Building West, 
3rd Floor Edison Room

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Updated USPTO Section 508 Documents

Updated copies of the USPTO Section 508 Documents

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