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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. 

 Accessibility Modules in Canvas

Online & Self-Paced Accessibility Modules in CanvasOnline & Self-Paced Accessibility Modules are now available in the Canvas learning management system. Enter your CSUN user ID and password to self-enroll Accessibility Modules with Canvas course

  • Universal Design Principals
  • Instructional Materials
  • Web Accessibility
  • Accessibility FAQs

  Spring 2019 Training Information  

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

Please Note: our trainings 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, February 7, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM
      • Wednesday, March 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM

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Email Accessibility 

Description:  This session is the best practices for making email content that is accessible, usable and readable so that the email can reach the highest amount of readers. Participants will learn why accessibility needs to be considered when creating emails step-by-step 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. Step-by-Step instructions to create accessible email content. 

Training Dates:   

      • Thursday, February 28, from 2 to 3 PM 

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Infographic/Flyer Accessibility: PDF or Web-One

Description:  Attendees will learn why accessibility needs to be considered when developing infographics/flyer and steps to be taken to ensure they are accessible. The first session is an introduction of the best practices for creating accessible infographic/flyer content using Acrobat Pro DC. PDF Tools is recommended before taking this session. The second session is an introduction to the best practices for creating and/or posting accessible infographic/flyer content through Web-One.

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 importance of creating accessible infographic/flyer content.
    3. Comprehend the best practices to implement when designing infographic/flyer.  

Training Dates:   

      • Infographics PDF: Wednesday, April 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
      • Infographics WebOne: Thursday, April 4 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

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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, February 13, from 10 to 11 AM

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Instructional Materials

Designing accessible instructional materials including handouts, 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: 


Word Essentials 

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

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

Training Dates:   

      • Thursday, February 14, from 1:30 to 2:45 PM

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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 the key features of accessible PowerPoint documents
    3. Evaluate documents to identify inaccessible features

Training Dates:   

      • Monday, February 18, from 2 to 3:15 PM 

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PDF Tools   

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 the key features of an accessible PDF
    3. Evaluate converted PDF to identify inaccessible features

Training Dates:   

      • Tuesday, February 26, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM

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PDF Custom Tags   

Description: This training builds on PDF Tools by focusing on tags within PDF documents and accessibility edits and improvements in Acrobat Pro DC.

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. Demonstrate custom tags of an accessible PDF
    2. Apply more features to verify the accessibility of a PDF

Training Dates:   

      • Thursday, March 7, from 2 to 3:30 PM

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PDF Scanned & OCR   

Description: This training will cover the fundamentals of Adobe Acrobat scanned documents and Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Participants will learn to utilize the scan tool to conduct an OCR document and provide selectable text. PDF Tools is recommended before taking this session.

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. Adobe Text Recognition
    2. Correcting Recognized Text

Training Dates:   

      • Thursday, March 28, from 2 to 3 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: 


Web-One 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:   

      • Tuesday, March 26, 2 to 3:30 pm

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Accessibility Testing Tools 

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, April 2, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM

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 Compliance Sheriff Training

Description: In this training, attendees will learn about working with Enterprise accessibility evaluation tool and generating reports. 

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

Learning Objectives: 

    1. How to scans web pages for accessibility issues
    2. How to generate and modify reports 
    3. How to schedules and revise views
    4. organizing and managing scans 

Training Dates:   

      • Wednesday, March 6, from 1:30 to 3 PM

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  Training Calendar 

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Web-One Accessibility

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Oviatt Library

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

Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Oviatt Library

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. Read more

PDF Scanned & OCR

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Oviatt Library

This training will cover the fundamentals of Adobe Acrobat scanned documents and Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Participants will learn to utilize the scan tool to conduct an OCR document and provide selectable text. PDF Tools is recommended before taking this session. Read more