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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. 

  Fall 2018 Training Information  

Open each accordion to see the types of training we will be offering this upcoming fall semester. 

Please Note: our training's will all be onsite and available to only the CSUN campus community. 

Universal Design Principals

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. 

Training(s) we will offer on this topic are:  


 

Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design 

Description:  In this introductory session you will learn about the accessibility and universal design strategies and principals 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: 

    1. Learn the difference between accessibility and universal design.
    2. Understand the foundation principals for accessibility (4).
    3. Recognize the benefits of building with accessibility in mind and incorporating universal design principals into learning material.

Training Dates:   

      • Thursday, September 20 from 2 to 3 PM
      • Monday, October 15 from 10 to 11 AM

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Email and Infographic/flyer Accessibility 

Description:  This session is an introduction of the best practices for creating accessible email and infographic/flyer content. Attendees will learn why accessibility needs to be considered when developing emails and infographics/flyer 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: 

    1. Learn the difference between accessibility and universal design.
    2. Understand about the importance of creating accessible email and infographic/flyer content.
    3. Comprehend the best practices to implement when designing email and infographic/flyer. 

Training Dates:   

      • Tuesday, September 25 from 2 to 3 PM
      • Thursday, October 25 from 10 to 11 AM

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Screen Readers 

Description: This session is an introduction to text to speech or screen reader technology and how screen readers are essential to allow users who are blind or visually impaired to access information. 

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

Learning Objectives: 

    1. Understand what a screen reader is and who uses it.
    2. Comprehend how accessibility is essential to ensure screen reader users have access to information. 
    3. Screen reader demo. 

Training Dates:   

      • Wednesday, October 10 from 10 to 11 AM
      • Monday, November 5 from 1 to 2 PM 

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Instructional Materials

Designing accessible instructional materials including hand-outs, syllabus, flyers or reports allows all readers to have equal and effective access to information. Making these materials relies heavily on document accessibility techniques to ensure the development of usable, effective, and functional materials. 

Training(s) we will offer on this topic are: 


 

PowerPoint Essentials  

Description: This training will highlight the fundamentals of creating accessible PowerPoint documents using Microsoft PowerPoint 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

    1. Identify the principals of accessibility and universal design 
    2. Explain key features of accessible PowerPoint documents
    3. Evaluate documents to identify inaccessible features

Training Dates:   

      • Thursday, September 27 from 10 to 11 30 AM 
      • Tuesday, October 23 from 1:30 to 3 PM

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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. 

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

    1. Understand how Word PDF conversion enhances the accessibility of a PDF 
    2. Explain key features of an accessible PDF
    3. Evaluate converted PDF to identify inaccessible features

Training Dates:  Coming Soon! 

      • Tuesday, October 2 from 1 to 2:30 PM
      • Tuesday, October 30 from 10 to 11:30 AM

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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

    1. Demonstrate advanced features of an accessible PDF
    2. Apply advanced features to verify accessibility of PDF

Training Dates:   

      • Thursday, October 11 from 10 to 11:30 AM
      • Tuesday, November 6 from 1 to 2:30 PM 

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Accessible Syllabus

Description: This training will cover the basic document accessibility principles to create an accessible and inclusive syllabus. 

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

Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the principles of accessibility and universal design
    2. Apply principles to creating an accessible syllabus

Training Dates:  Coming Soon! 

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Web Accessibility

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. 

Training(s) we will offer on this topic are: 


 

WebOne Accessibility 

Description: In this training attendees will learn tips about creating accessible content using CSUN's content management system (WebOne). 

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

Learning Objectives: 

    1. Learn the accessibility features available in WebOne 
    2. Apply these features when creating web content.
    3. Demo UDC's accessible custom coding elements in WebOne

Training Dates:   

      • Monday, October 1 from 1 to 3 PM
      • Wednesday, October 31 from 10 to 12 PM 

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Testing for Accessibility 

Description: In this training, attendees will learn about accessibility testing tools and methods to ensure websites meet web accessibility requirements and standards.

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

Learning Objectives: 

    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 

Training Dates:   

      • Tuesday, October 9 from 1 to 2:30 PM
      • Thursday, November 8 from 10 to 11:30 AM

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