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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

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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

Recorded Classes

Writing for the Web

Clear and effective writing is an essential component of universal design and ensuring that what you communicate is accessible to people with disabilities. This training course introduces a 6-step method for writing for the web, based on cognitive psychology and writing best practices, for getting your message across.

Accessible Online Meetings and Events

Learn how to plan and present inclusive meetings and events. This course includes an overview of accessibility and provides best practices to help ensure that everyone who participates has less videoconferencing fatigue and more engagement with the session.