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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. 

  Trainings by Subject 

If you are interested in any training described below, visit our Training and Events Calendar to view all upcoming training dates.  If the training is not listed in our calendar, you can request a training via UDC's Training Request Form

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

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Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design for the Web 

Description:  This session  highlights the Accessibility and Universal Design principles as they relate to the web environment. Participants will receive a general overview of the accessibility laws and standards as they apply to the web along with an overview of web accessibility and assistive technologies.  

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

Learning Objectives: 

In this training, attendees will: 

      1. Receive an introduction to accessibility and universal design for web 
      2. Learn about how accessibility and universal design apply to technology 
      3. Receive an overview of web accessibility standards 

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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility  

Description: This session is an introductory course to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it can be applied to class content. As CSUN strives to create learning environments and materials that can be accessible for all learners, this session will highlight the steps needed to build inclusive class materials and it's benefits for student success.  

Recommended Attendees: Faculty, Instructional Designers, Instructional Support, Admin Support

Learning Objectives: 

In this training, attendees will: 

      1. Receive an introduction to Universal Design for Learning and accessibility 
      2. Learn about laws and standards 
      3. Review how accessibility and UDL apply to course materials 
      4. Learn about CSU and campus policies on accessibility. 

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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), design PDF's that are accessible to screen readers (PDF Accessibility Principles Part I and II), and transform inaccessible PDF to fully accessible PDF's (PDF Remedy).


 

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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PDF Remedy

Description: This training is a standalone session to convert inaccessible PDF to a fully accessible PDF (known as remediation). Participants will learn about tools and services available for documents remediation. Participants are encouraged to bring a document (digital file) to remediate.

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. Explain the importance and barriers of inaccessible documents
      2. Identify tools and services to remediate a document
      3. Apply featured tools to remediate documents (participants document or one will be provided)

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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

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.

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

Learning Objectives: 

In this training attendees will: 

      1. Receive an overview on Compliance Sheriff
      2. Learn how to use the Dashboard
      3. Review checkpoints and checkpoint groups
      4. Set up scans and Scan Groups
      5. Learn about Compliance Sheriff views and revision wizard
      6. Learn about transaction scripts

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Compliance Deputy 

Description: Compliance deputy is a newly developed browser-based solution that allows developers and content creators to evaluate and repair accessibility errors before publishing them. Compliance Deputy was developed by Cryptzone in collaboration with the CSU ATI and the UDC. UDC is available to offer live demos on how to use Compliance Deputy tool and an overview of the installation and configuration process.  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 Compliance Deputy installation and configuration
      2. Overview of how to use the tool and how it works
      3. Learn about the benefits of Compliance Deputy 

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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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Making Accessible Forms

Because forms are highly interactive elements, it is imperative that they are developed with accessibility in mind to ensure they are accessible to all users. A form that is not fully accessible can result in barriers that can prevent users from submitting critical information.  However, creating accessible forms can be one of the most challenging tasks for any form creator. As forms can be developed using various programs and software in different formats, understanding how to make accessible forms in all these tools can be tedious.  test ALen

In this web page, you will find various UDC resources to guide you in creating accessible forms in some of the most common formats.

 Web Forms

Web forms are becoming popular in modern technology. To create an accessible web form, it is important to incorporate key form accessibility standards and ensure user interaction, form validation, navigation and submission of a form. The following web pages will guide you to create an accessible web form.

 Survey Monkey and Surveygizmo 

Survey Monkey and Surveygizmo are online form generators that make easy to use online forms. When it comes to accessibility, form creators must follow the steps and best practices as stated by both Survey Monkey and Surveygizmo to generate accessible forms. The following web pages will provide you with details to create accessible forms. 

 Document Forms 

Document forms are typically forms generated using various document formats including Word and PDF. PDF forms the most common document forms available. When building accessible forms, it is important to follow both the best practices and standards for document and web accessibility.  Visit the following pages to find resources to help to create accessible document forms: 

Other

The UDC staff is available for training* and/or consultation on additional accessibility and universal design topics including:

  • Creating accessible class content 
  • Publishing Accessible Presentations 
  • CSUN Procurement 
  • Building an Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan (EEAAP)
  • Accessible form making 
  • Canvas Accessibility 
  • Video and Multimedia Accessibility 

Complete the training request form to a reach out to initiate a training or consultation request:

 

*Note:  UDC offers individual and group training's. If you are requesting a group training for your department, a minimum of 5 participants is required. 

 

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