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Training

  Overview

The Universal Design Center offers a variety of training on accessibility and universal design. Please review our training calendar for information on our current training events or look at our training by subjects to view our full list of training we offer. 

  Spring 2018 Trainings  

This spring semester, the Universal Design Center will be offering trainings on the subjects listed below. Open the sliding menu to view a description of each training event.  If you are interested in any training described below, complete the training registration form for each training subject.

Accessibility and Universal Design

Accessibility can be defined by whether or not a document or web application can be used effectively by people with disabilities. Accessibility strives to ensure everyone can perceive, understand, engage, navigate and interact with technology. 

At the Universal Design Center we offer the following introductory courses to accessibility:


 

Accessibility and Universal Design Principles

Description:  This session is an introduction to the world of accessibility and universal design. You will gain a first hand understanding of the various principals along with applicable laws, standards and CSU policies that aim to ensure content on is built with accessibility in mind. You will also learn about the universal design strategies necessary to create inclusive learning environments that support all students, faculty and staff alike. 

Recommended Attendees: Staff, Faculty, Executives, Financial Personnel, Marketing Specialist, Business Analyst, Admin Support, Graphic Designers, and Instructional Support

Learning Objectives: 

In this training, attendees will: 

      1. Receive an overview of accessibility and universal design principals
      2. Learn about applicable accessibility laws, standards, and policies that our institution must follow  
      3. Learn about the benefits of building with accessibility in mind and incorporating universal design principals into learning material

Training Dates: 

    • This training has been rescheduled to Monday, March 26th from 11 to 12 PM in Oviatt 16 

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Email and Infographic Accessibility 

Description:  This session is an introduction of the best practices for creating accessible email and infographic content. Attendees will learn why accessibility needs to be considered when developing emails and infogrpahics and steps to be taken to ensure they are accessible.

Recommended Attendees: Staff, Faculty, Executives, Financial Personnel, Marketing Specialist, Business Analyst, Admin Support, Graphic Designers, and Instructional Support

Learning Objectives: 

In this training, attendees will: 

      1. Receive an introduction to accessibility and universal design
      2. Lean about the importance of creating accessible email and infographic content
      3. Learn best practices to implement when designing emails and infographics 

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 Additional Accessibility and Universal Design Resources

Our website offers valuable training resources on Accessibility and Universal Design.  

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Word and PDF Accessibility

Document accessibility is intentionally designing documents to be viewed by people who use assistive technology.  For example, a person who is blind or has low vision would need to enable a screen reader to access the content of a document. Adjustments during the designing process will improve usability, efficiency, and accessibility for all users. The Universal Design Center provides various trainings to learn how to create accessible Word documents (Word Accessibility Principles Part I and II), and design PDF's that are accessible to screen readers (PDF Accessibility Principles Part I and II).


 

Word Accessibility Principles Part I  

Description: This training will highlight the fundamentals of creating accessible documents using Microsoft Word 2016. Participants will learn key structural elements for creating accessible documents.

Recommended Attendees: Staff, Faculty, IT Specialist, Web Developers, Web Content Creators, Graphic Designers, Instructional Support, Business Analysis, Financial Personnel, Marketing Specialist, and Admin Support

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

      1. Discover fundamental understanding of Universal Design and Accessibility
      2. Explain key features of accessible Word Documents
      3. Evaluate documents to identify inaccessible features

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Word Accessibility Principles Part II

Description: This training completes the sequence for Word accessibility by focusing on advanced features of creating accessible documents. Participants will deepen skills on structural elements and explore converting a fully accessible document to a PDF.

Recommended Attendees: Staff, Faculty, IT Specialist, Web Developers, Web Content Creators, Graphic Designers, Instructional Support, and Admin Support

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

      1. Identify principles of Universal Design (UD) and Accessibility
      2. Demonstrate advanced features of an accessible Word document
      3. Recognize inaccessible features and reconstruct  accessible documents

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PDF Accessibility Principles Part I   

Description: This training will cover the fundamentals of creating accessible PDF documents using Acrobat Pro DC. Participants will learn key structural elements for converted Word to PDF documents. The UDC recommends that participants begin the document accessibility series by completing Word Accessibility Principles Parts I and II.

Recommended Attendees: Staff, Faculty, IT Specialist, Web Developers, Web Content Creators, Graphic Designers, Instructional Support, Business Analysis, Financial Personnel, Marketing Specialist, and Admin Support

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

      1. Discover foundational understanding of Universal Design (UD) and Accessibility
      2. Explain key features of an accessible PDF
      3. Evaluate converted PDF to identify inaccessible features

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PDF Accessibility Principles Part II

Description: This training completes the sequence for PDF Accessibility Principles by focusing on applying advanced features on accessible PDF documents. Participants will sharpen skills on structural elements and explore advanced features a fully accessible document to a PDF.

Recommended Attendees: Staff, Faculty, IT Specialist, Web Developers, Web Content Creators, Graphic Designers, Instructional Support, and Admin Support

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

      1. Identify principles of Universal Design (UD) and Accessibility
      2. Demonstrate advanced features of an accessible PDF
      3. Apply advanced features to verify accessibility of PDF

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 Additional Word and PDF Accessibility Resources

Our website offers valuable training tutorials and resources to get you started on building accessible documents.

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Web Accessibility and Tools

Web Accessibility refers to the implementation of best practices, universal design principles and criteria to comply with Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in order to eliminate barriers that prevent users who are disabled from interacting and utilizing all that is offered on a web page.  Understanding how to make web pages accessible, it is critical to ensure websites meet legal guidelines and international standards so all individuals have equal access to information. 

At the Universal Design Center we offer the following training's related to Web Accessibility: 


 

Web Accessibility Principles Part I 

Description: The web accessibility principals training provide an overview of the laws, standards and best practices that are essential for the development of accessible and user-friendly web pages. Part I of this training series is an introductory course to web accessibility criteria and standards. You will learn the 5 most common web accessibility criteria and standards including images, structures, color contrast, keyboard accessibility, and tables. Part I of this training series is recommended for all individuals interested in learning the general principals of web accessibility.

Recommended Attendees: Web Developers, Information Technology Specialist,  Web Content Creators, Faculty, Instructional Designers, Instructional Support, Business Analyst, Graphic Designers 

Learning Objectives: 

In this training, attendees will

      1. Receive an Introduction to Web Accessibility: Section 508, WCAG 2.0, CSUATI
      2. Learn about basic web accessibility criteria (Top 5): Images, Structure, Color Contrast, Keyboard Accessibility, Tables 
      3. Connect with hands-on experience

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Web Accessibility Principles Part II

Description:  Part II is a continuation of the web accessibility criteria and a review the more technical standards including forms, frames, scripting, and usability. Part II is this series is best suited for web developers or designers or for those who have an understanding of the basic web accessibility principles. 

Recommended Attendees:  Web Developers, Information Technology Specialist,  Web Content Creators, Instructional Designers, Instructional Support, Business Analyst 

Learning Objectives:

In this training, attendees will:

      1. Learn about advance web accessibility criteria: Forms, Frames, Scripting, Multimedia/ Captioning, Screen Movement
      2. Connect with hands-on experience
      3. Receive an introduction to screen readers
      4. Introduction to usability  

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Testing for Accessibility 

Description: Testing for accessibility is essential to ensure your web pages comply with all section 508 standards, WCAG guidelines and CSU ATI requirements. In this training, you will learn about testing tools and methods to ensure web page meets all requirements, including an overview of Compliance sheriff and Compliance Deputy. This training is best suited for web developers and designers responsible for creating web content.

Recommended Attendees: Web Developers, Information Technology Specialist,  Web Content Creators, Instructional Designers, Instructional Support, Business Analyst 

Learning Objectives: 

In this training attendees will: 

      1. Learn about testing tools and software
      2. Receive a tutorial on common testing applications and programs 
      3. Receive hands on demonstration on testing with screen readers
      4. Overview of compliance deputy and compliance sheriff 

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Compliance Sheriff Essentials: Basic & Advance 

Description: Compliance Sheriff is an enterprise automated testing tool developed by Cryptzone used to assist in testing web pages against accessibility standards. Compliance Sheriff is used throughout the CSU and as the area of supporting departments for CSUN and all CSU campuses. UDC can provide training for all developers interested in gaining valuable information about an automated testing tool to conduct accessibility evaluations on a website.  This training is divided into basic and advanced sessions with the basic providing an overview of the compliance sheriff installation. This training is best suited for web developers and designers responsible for creating web content. In the second session, we will cover more advanced topics in Compliance Sheriff to utilize features and capabilities of the tool to obtain information about scans and views. 

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  Additional Web Accessibility Resources

Our website offers valuable training resources to get you started on building an accessible website and evaluating your web content for compliance. 

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