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Training

When some think about making content accessible, they may feel intimidated.  Some wonder what accessibility is, where to start, or where to find information. A good place to start to learn about accessibility is with training.  CSULB offers website and document remediation training to help CSULB websites and documents become more accessible to all users.  For Drupal and document accessibility training, please see the ATI Training Calendar 19/20 (EXCEL).

Website Training

 

Web Administrators and Web Developers

There are three initial required trainings for web administrators and web developers:

  1. Web Accessibility: What the Heck is it?
  2. Accessible Websites, Tools and Testing Training
  3. Manual Accessibility Training

In the future, there will be various trainings held to ensure Web Admins and Web Developers are kept abreast of current accessibility practices and policies. Communication of these trainings will take place through the WebComm listserv.  To take training or to be added to the WebComm list, contact the Web Accessibility Coordinator.

For an in-depth tutorial, see Introduction to Web Accessibility – Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM)

Open Lab Hours

Web accessibility open lab hours will be held on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the ITS training room, BH-180D. For dates, please see the ATI Training Calendar 19/20 (EXCEL).

  • Bring your accessibility issues to the lab and we can work on them together.
  • If you're working on a complicated site, we can test the accessibility of it and make changes to the code, so it is accessible.
  • Feel you need an update on accessibility training, we can do a review.
  • If you have questions about accessibility issues you have seen, we can take a look at the issues and see what can be done to make them compliant.

Content Administrators and Content Editors

If you are adding content to a website, you are required take Web Content Training:

  1. Web Accessibility: What the Heck is it?
  2. Accessible Websites, Tools and Testing Training

This training provides information on Web Accessibility and why it is important to make sure pages are accessible. It also includes how to use the WAVE tool to review content that was added to the page.  

To sign up for the Web Accessibility training, please contact the Web Accessibility Coordinator.

 

Document Training

Before creating documents for the web, like MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe PDFs, Accessibility 101 must be taken by anyone who will post content to any CSULB website. Please see the Document Remediation Process Checklist (PDF) for steps to take to post documents.

In-person Document Training

To receive an Document Accessibility 101 certificate, you must attend the in-person training. This training is open to faculty and staff. To setup training, contact Kerri Sorenson

Staff Document Training Videos

After taking in-person training, there are seven refresher videos available to assist users on the various techniques on making content accessible:  

  1. Accessibility Intro Video
  2. Accessibility Part1 Video
  3. Accessibility Part2 Video
  4. Accessibility Part3 Video
  5. Accessibilty Part 4 Video
  6. Accessibility Part 5 Video
  7. Accessibility Part 6 Video

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Faculty Document Training Videos

For faculty members, the AIM Center provides training videos on BeachBoard. Contact the AIM Center for access.

Adobe PDF Form Training

Creating PDF forms follow the same rules as creating PDF documents, but with an added layer of accessibility specific to forms. To setup training, contact Kerri Sorenson.

Questions?

If you have any questions about accessibility training, please contact us.