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IT accessibility online trainings return for spring semester

New year, new trainings. The Office of IT Accessibility (OITA) is offering several training opportunities throughout the spring semester that are available to all students, staff, and faculty. These resources aim to improve the accessibility of websites, online instruction, and other digital materials. 

Webinars and trainings 

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

  • Content accessibility 101
    January 15 – 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Introduction to accessibility
    February 3 – 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Web accessibility 101
    February 10 – 10-11:30 a.m.
    April 15 – 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Web accessibility 102
    February 18 – 2-3:30 p.m.
    April 21 – 10-11:30 p.m. 

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

  • Captioning 101
    January 26 – 2-3:30 p.m.
    March 16 – 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Captioning 102
    January 27 – 2-3:30 p.m.
    March 17 – 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Accessibility and teleconferencing
    February 25 – 2-3:30 p.m.
    April 8 – 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Introduction to colorblindness and low vision
    March 2 – 10-11:30 a.m.
  • LMS accessibility
    March 23 – 10-11:30 a.m.
  • PDF accessibility 
    April 1 – 2-3:30 p.m.
  • PowerPoint accessibility
    April 28 – 2-3:30 p.m. 

You can sign up for the trainings here. Visit the training page to learn more about the upcoming trainings and see which option is right for you.  

Email the IT accessibility team for any questions you have about the workshops. 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 any 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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