Classes

Open for Registration

Introduction to Digital Accessibility Oct '20

Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

With special guests from the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Regularly Scheduled Classes

Introduction to Digital Accessibility

Offered several times a year, this class provides an introduction to digital accessibility and associated standards, practices, and resources. Topics include:

  • Overview of disability and digital accessibility
  • The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Creating accessible content on the Web
  • Creating accessible documents
  • University resources for content creators
  • Assistive device demonstrations by members of the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Register in the Employee Learning Center

DIY Accessibility Testing: Content & Visual Design

This class is under development; much of the material will be presented at the Summer Accessibility Workshop, and we expect to start offering it regularly in fall 2020.

Topics include:

  • Effective strategies for checking site content and organization
  • Checking responsive designs for phones and screen magnification
  • Using automated tools to reveal hidden text and formatting, validate forms and tables, and check color contrast
  • Keyboard testing for focus indication and skip links
  • Planning and tools for ongoing quality assurance
DIY Accessibility Testing: Content & Visual Design

This class is under development; much of the material will be presented at the Summer Accessibility Workshop, and we expect to start offering it regularly in fall 2020.

Topics include:

  • Effective strategies for checking site content and organization
  • Checking responsive designs for phones and screen magnification
  • Using automated tools to reveal hidden text and formatting, validate forms and tables, and check color contrast
  • Keyboard testing for focus indication and skip links
  • Planning and tools for ongoing quality assurance
Advanced Accessibility Testing

This class is under development; much of the material will be presented at the Summer Accessibility Workshop, and we expect to start offering it regularly in fall 2020.

Topics include:

  • Relevant Web standards beyond WCAG: ATAG and WAI-ARIA
  • Advanced automated tools
  • Comprehensive keyboard testing, including considerations for custom interactive elements
  • Testing on mobile and desktop screen readers