Our training classes help members of the University community build skills and expand their awareness of disability and digital accessibility. From overviews to quick practical tips to deep dives, 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 focused on the needs of your department or group. To keep up between events: Join the #pu_accessibility channel on the Princeton-IT Slack Meet our peers on the Higher Ed Accessibility Slack Upcoming Classes & Events Capturing Grace: Documentary Film Monday, March 4, 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Website Content Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Accessible Online Meetings and Events Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!) Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Social Media Accessibility Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Speaker Maddy Pryor Affiliation Office of Communications Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!) Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Website Content Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!) Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm CPACC Accessibility Certification Training Monday, May 13, 2024 – Thursday, June 20, 2024 View All Events Self-paced DubBot Course DubBot Setup & Onboarding This brief online course prepares you to use the DubBot tool to monitor your website for accessibility issues and fix them. It can be completed at your own pace. Our training classes help members of the University community build skills and expand their awareness of disability and digital accessibility. From overviews to quick practical tips to deep dives, 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 focused on the needs of your department or group. To keep up between events: Join the #pu_accessibility channel on the Princeton-IT Slack Meet our peers on the Higher Ed Accessibility Slack Custom Classes Custom classes are designed for small groups and departmental staff upon request. Examples of topics previously taught include: Introductory concepts on disability and accessible IT Accessible presentations and documents Accessible online meetings and events Testing your website or application Request a custom class Campus Community Each of these groups regularly host events highlighting digital accessibility: UX Design & Dessert Website Wednesday Disability Alliance at Princeton Employee Resource Group Princeton University Neurodiversity Collective Certification At Princeton, we have created a welcoming and innovative program to certify staff in any role, whether technical or non-technical. To date, over 165 staff have earned certifications. We believe that everyone can benefit from and apply accessibility knowledge in their work, and we especially encourage those who: Are responsible for supporting people with disabilities Want to create more inclusive experiences Create content Create or manage IT Organize and host meetings Work with students Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies The CPACC is a foundational professional credential through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. The certification represents the ability to apply broad, cross-disciplinary conceptual knowledge about disabilities and accessibility. OIT's CPACC training program is cohort-based and is offered in the summer. It includes an online course, three in-person training classes, study sessions, and the exam. Participants should expect to spend 50 hours in the preparation program. The thoroughness of the preparation gives Princeton a high pass rate. Those who do well in the course and practice exam have their certification fees met by the University. Course topics include: Disabilities, challenges and assistive technologies Etiquette Accommodations Universal design Standards and laws Integrating digital accessibility in the organization CPACC classes are open only to members of the University community. Contact us to ask about upcoming cohorts. Maintaining certifications The goal of IAAP’s certification maintenance program is to support your continued growth and development in accessibility. To maintain your CPACC, WAS, or CPWA certification, you must: Earn the required number of continuing accessibility education credits (CAEC). Renew your certification with IAAP every three years. Your department should pay for renewal. What counts as a CAEC? You can earn CAECs in two ways: either by attending professional development activities, or by sharing your accessibility expertise outside your current job function through formal presentations or trainings. You must keep some proof of your attendance and submit your hours to the IAAP. Good examples of CAEC activities Princeton / OIT training classes and events on accessibility Disability Alliance at Princeton Employee Resource Group events (and management) Design & Dessert events that address accessibility Website Wednesday sessions that focus on accessibility Princeton's annual July CAEC workshops Online courses and presentations IAAP Presentation Recordings on YouTube W3C: Introduction to Web Accessibility LinkedIn Learning: Accessibility courses Udacity: Web Accessibility course Deque Accessibility Training Web AIM: Document Accessibility course Level Access: MS Word Accessibility Basics Series Level Access: How to Improve Accessibility for Users with Anxiety Conferences Educause accessibility sessions Accessing Higher Ground axe-con Certificate in Accessibility Testing The CAT is a Princeton-administered program which allows community members to demonstrate their ability to evaluate digital content, design and code. Prerequisites for the exam include: Getting Started with Digital Accessibility class Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Web Content class How To Test for Accessibility class Guided self-study to establish proficiency with DIY testing and screen reader testing. Contact us to ask about upcoming cohorts.