Classes

Open for Registration

Two-Day Accessibility Continuing Education Workshop

Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 8:30 am to Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 5:00 pm

Please join us for this two-day workshop, which showcases accessibility efforts in a number of offices across campus. It is open to all members of the University community. For CPACC and WAS certified staff who need continuing accessibility education credits to maintain certification, it provides up to 15 hours of credits.

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