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IT accessibility the focus of online trainings

The Office of IT Accessibility (OITA) is offering several trainings and resources for students, staff, and faculty that aim to improve the accessibility of websites, online instruction, and other digital materials. 

Webinars and trainings 

The fall 2020 training schedule includes foundational workshops that can help get you started with the basics in IT accessibility. Trainings include: 

  • Introduction to Accessibility 
  • Content Accessibility  
  • Web Accessibility 101 
  • Web Accessibility 102 

OITA has also developed several specific trainings for topics such as: 

  • PDF Accessibility  
  • Desktop Testing for Accessibility  
  • Mobile Testing for Accessibility 
  • Introduction to Audio Description 
  • Accessibility and Teleconferencing 
  • Assistive Technology Play Day 
  • Blackboard Ally and Canvas Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) 
  • Captioning for Accessibility 
  • OITA Tools and Services 
  • PowerPoint Accessibility 

These trainings will be available throughout the semester and are open to all Rutgers students, staff, and faculty. Visit the training page to learn more about the options, see the schedule, or sign up for a session. 

Email the IT accessibility team for help finding the workshop that best meets your needs. The OITA staff can also create special curated trainings for your organization based on your specific email requests. 

Self-paced training 

The Rutgers community also has free access to Deque University, a collection of online training courses in accessibility. There is no longer a limit on how many slots Rutgers has available for use. To request access, fill out the Deque University signup form. 

Get content reviewed for accessibility 

OITA provides comprehensive accessibility auditing to your team’s digital content and can assist with fixing issues. Through manual and automated accessibility scans, OITA staff can thoroughly and efficiently provide meaningful feedback to shape accessible digital experiences at Rutgers. 

Email the IT accessibility team to get your content audited and discuss your options to remedy accessibility issues. 

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