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Tools and Training

  Training Materials and Presentations

Document Accessibility

Accessible Word Document Training -  Microsoft Word 2010 (PPTX) 

Learn accessibility practices for creating documents in Microsoft Word 2010.

Basic Accessible PDF Document Training - Adobe Acrobat 11 (PPTX) 

Learn practices for creating accessible PDFs in Adobe Acrobat 11.

Advanced Accessible PDF Training - Adobe Acrobat 11 (PPTX) 

Learn more advanced techniques for structuring PDFs in Adobe Acrobat 11.

Web Accessibility Training

HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff - Basic Guide (DOCX)  

 Basic Compliance Sheriff Training Session included a brief overview of Compliance Sheriff along with hands-on demonstrations and exercises about Checkpoints, Scans and Views.

 HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff - Intermediate Guide (DOCX) 

 Intermediate Compliance Sheriff Training Session included Scan Results revision, Transaction Scripts, Scan groups and View properties along with hands-on demonstrations and exercises.

 Web Content Accessibility Issues Web Page

 This web page contains inaccessible web content and is intended to be used as a training tool for manually testing for accessibility. 

CSUN  International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference 2015

 UDC Web Compliance Evaluation Strategies (PPTX) 

 UDC shares scalable methods for compliance testing/training for web environment, using compliance criteria to evaluate standards and incorporate accessible coding methodologies for all types of users.

CSUN  International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference 2014

 California State University’s Methodology for Driving Web Accessibility (PPTX) 

 This session highlights CSU’s comprehensive methodology for building an accessibility program and implementing a consistent approach to accessibility testing and training to ensure adoption university-wide.

 CSUN Universal Design Center Efficient Compliance Evaluations Methods (PPTX) 

 UDC shares scalable methods for testing Accessibility/Usability for Web Content, using compliance criteria to evaluate standards, incorporate accessible coding methodologies for all types of users. 

  Software and Tools

This page contains a compiled list of tools that support the creation and assessment of universally designed materials. These tools are divided into three categories: Browser Extensions, Browser Toolbars and Standalone Applications. Within these categories, you will find tools for color contrast and webpage assessment, coding and content creation, and for reading and accessing content.

Departmental technical assistance may be required to install these tools.

Browser Extensions

Web Developer Extension

Toolbar for Firefox, Chrome and Opera

Firebug

Application for Firefox to help web developers make accessible webpages

Grayscale

Tool for Chrome that displays websites with black, white and gray only.

Fire Vox

A talking, browser extension for the Firefox.

MathPlayer plugin from DesignScience

Enables enables Microsoft Internet Explorer to display mathematical notation in web pages.

Browser Toolbars

WAVE Toolbar

Toolbar for Firefox to help web developers make accessible webpages

Compliance Deputy

Compliance deputy is a browser-based solution that allows developers and content creators to evaluate and repair accessibility errors before publishing them.  Supported browsers include: IE 9.0 and above, Chrome 40.0 and above, and Safari 7.0 and above. 

Web Accessibility Toolbar

Toolbar for Internet Explorer to help web developers make accessible webpages

Juicy Studio Accessibility Toolbar

The toolbar enables developers to examine WAI-ARIA live regions roles and properties, examine data tables, and determine if the color contrast is sufficient

Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar

A Firefox add on the supports web developers in testing their web resources for functional accessibility features based on the iCITA HTML Best Practices.

Standalone Applications

Colour Contrast Analyser

A tool for checking foreground & background color combinations to determine if they provide good color visibility

Natural Reader

A free program that reads text aloud

Open Office

Open-source software suite which includes a PDF creator, word processor, spreadsheet creator, presentation creator, and database

KompoZer

"What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) web authoring program

VLC Player

An open-source multimedia player that can open most audio and video formats. Work for the following types of video: