Training

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:

Upcoming Classes & Events

Capturing Grace: Documentary Film
Monday, March 4, 2024, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Website Content
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Accessible Online Meetings and Events
Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11:00 am12:00 pm
Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!)
Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 2:00 pm2:30 pm
Social Media Accessibility
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Speaker
Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!)
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 11:30 am12:00 pm
Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Website Content
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!)
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:30 am12:00 pm
CPACC Accessibility Certification Training
Monday, May 13, 2024Thursday, June 20, 2024

Self-paced DubBot Course

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:

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

Certification

Zoom windows showing 2021 CPACC celebration

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.

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.