Building Accessible Web Sites for the Government of Canada
(CLF2, Live Instructor-Led Training, 2 days)


This SETC Certified course provides a comprehensive introduction to the Common Look and Feel standard as defined by treasury board. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction to XHTML programming with CSS, the course proceeds through the various sections of the CLF standard from a practical and hands-on perspective. Included is coverage of CLF styles, web page and email standards, accessibility requirements, required elements and overall look and feel requirements. If you need to implement a CLF compliant web page, this is the course for you.

Dates and Pricing

Jan 22 to Jan 23, 2018$1,150/person Feb 19 to Feb 20, 2018$1,150/person Mar 19 to Mar 20, 2018$1,150/person


XHTML Migration Essentials
What is XHTML
Well Formed XHTML Pages
Why Migrate to XHTML?
XHTML Page Document Structure
XHTML and Common Look and Feel (CLF)
XHTML Migration and Accessibility
The XHTML Migration Environment
About Document Validation
What is a Valid XML Document
Pertinent Namespaces
About Elements and Attributes
Obsolete Elements and Attributes
Validating XHTML Pages
Creating XHTML Strict Page Content
Building New XHTML Pages in HomeSite
Adding XHTML Text Content
Creating XHTML Hyperlinks and Bookmarks
Creating XHTML Pages Using CSS2
Using the CLF 2.0 Templates
CLF 2.0/CSS2 Class Migration
Aligning/Laying Out Text and Graphics Content
Adding and Aligning Text and Graphics
Graphic and Table Text-Wrapping and Floating
Floated Image/Text and Table Examples
Indenting Text and Images
Creating XHTML and Accessible Forms
Creating Basic XHTML Forms
Accessible XHTML Forms Overview
Using Form Labels
Using Fieldset to Group Form Elements
The Optgroup Element
Creating Accessible XHTML Tables
Creating Basic XHTML Layout Tables
Accessible XHTML Tables Overview
Evaluating Table Accessibility
Creating Accessible Data Tables
Accessible Tables: Complete Examples
Common Web Page Elements
Text Equivalents
Creating “Top of Page/Haut de la Page” Links
Creating Next/Previous Page Links
Document Format Links
Adding Decorative/Visual Formatting Images
Charts, Graphs, Maps and Complex Images
Complete HTML-XHTML Document Migration
XHTML and CLF 2.0
XHTML Migration – First Steps
Formatting Lists
Simulating Tables with DIVs