Training and Events

We offer training and events to help members of the University community build skills and expand their awareness of disability and digital accessibility. From introductory classes to deep dives into technical topics and opportunities to achieve professional certification, we offer training that helps you provide digital information and experiences that are inclusive to people with disabilities. We also offer custom training on topics focuses on the needs of your group.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Getting Started with Digital Accessibility
Thu, Feb 9, 2023, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Digital accessibility means ensuring that technologies and the information they provide are accessible to people with disabilities. This class introduces disability, accessibility, and digital accessibility, with a focus on digital accessibility in practice.

The class is co-taught with colleagues from the New Jersey Commission for the…

Accessible Word Documents and PowerPoint Presentations
Fri, Feb 10, 2023, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Learn how to create documents and slides that are accessible to people with disabilities. This course includes best practices for making documents and slides more readable and understandable for everyone.

You can register for the session in the

Inclusive Futures: Disability and Technology
Thu, Feb 23, 2023, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

This symposium brings together scholars and practitioners to consider the future of technology and disability. What does it mean to build disability inclusive futures with technology? What does research say about technology and how disability is embedded in it? What are the kinds of possibilities that may emerge when disability intersects with…

Making Accessible Websites: How to Check Your Work
Thu, Mar 9, 2023, 10:00 am11:30 am

Beginning with topics introduced in Getting Started With Digital Accessibility, we will explore practical steps to check your work.

We will start with content and design:

Legibility, Structure & formatting, What happens on mobile?


And build towards more technical topics:

Caption Editing Best Practices
Thu, Mar 16, 2023, 11:00 am11:30 am

This class answers your questions about dealing with common issues in captioning quality, such as what to do when the speaker is inaudible, or uses offensive language. Learn how to address these, and to follow best practices to ensure your video's captions provide an equally effective experience for people with disabilities.

You can…

Inclusive Online Meetings and Events
Wed, Mar 22, 2023, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Learn how to plan and present inclusive, disability-friendly meetings and events online. This course covers best practices, with a focus on Zoom. Learn how to ensure that attendees can fully participate, can engage with presented materials, and have less fatigue.

You can register for the session in the

Getting Started with Digital Accessibility
Wed, Apr 5, 2023, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Digital accessibility means ensuring that technologies and the information they provide are accessible to people with disabilities. This class introduces disability, accessibility, and digital accessibility, with a focus on digital accessibility in practice.

The class is co-taught with colleagues from the New Jersey Commission for the…

Accessible Presentations Best Practices
Fri, Apr 28, 2023, 11:30 am12:00 pm

Learn some ways to make your presentations more accessible for everyone whether online or in-person. Following accessibility best practices helps ensure the information you present is clear and understandable by your audience.

You can register for the session in the

Accessible Word Documents and PowerPoint Presentations
Thu, May 4, 2023, 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Learn how to create documents and slides that are accessible to people with disabilities. This course includes best practices for making documents and slides more readable and understandable for everyone.

You can register for the session in the

Alt Text Best Practices
Wed, May 10, 2023, 11:00 am11:30 am

Alt text is text that describes an image to a person who cannot see that image. This text is not visible on screen, but is read to a user by a screen reader. This class answers your questions about dealing with common issues in alt text. What is alt text? How do you describe images in alt text? How do you know if an image should be marked as…