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IT Accessibility Support & Training

Rutgers Office of Instructional and Research Technology will hold web accessibility workshops for web developers and training for assistive and instructional technologies for students, faculty, and staff.

Individualized and group consultations are available by request.

If you are interested in training, unable to make any of the training sessions below, or have any questions after reviewing the links of available technology, please feel free to contact us.

Deque University Training

To help train Rutgers web developers and those who build Rutgers websites or maintain website frameworks, self-paced training has been made available through Deque University. These courses offer Web Accessibility fundamentals, accessibility in regards to HTML and CSS, learning about ARIA usage, and how to test for Accessibility.

There are limited slots available for usage. To request a login, please fill out the Deque University Signup form.

Universal Design Videos & Workshops

The Division for Continuing Studies (DoCS) supports Rutgers academic units University-wide in creating and delivering hybrid and fully online courses. DoCS’s Teaching & Learning with Technology office offers training workshops in Universal Design. Two of these sessions have been previously recorded, which you can watch at your own pace.

Web Accessibility Training Sessions

OITA is providing general web accessibility info sessions to Rutgers staff. At the end of these sessions, attendees should be able to do the following:

  • Understand policies set by Rutgers regarding Web Accessibility.
  • Use scanning tools to test for accessibility issues on their websites.
  • Know how to do manual testing on sites for accessibility issues.
  • Understand common issues and how to fix them.
  • Learn how to include accessibility during early site development efforts.

About our sessions

  • Sessions will be provided face-to-face with digital options to attend.
  • Copies of slides will be provided post session to all RSVP’d and attending members.
  • Video of previous will be made available at later date.
  • Other face-to-face presentations can be scheduled with the accessibility team, regardless of location.

If scheduled sessions conflict with your or your teams schedule, info-sessions can be provided by a scheduled face-to-face meeting or webinar with the IT Accessibility Team. Please contact us at accessibility@rutgers.edu.

Accommodations for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Individuals

Next Sessions:

  • LIVE/WEBEX: January 31, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 AM at Liberty Plaza, 335 George St., Suite 1200, Training Room A

In this session, we will provide an overview of how to accommodate students who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Content creators will learn how to provide an accessible experience to ensure that their multimedia content is usable by the entire campus. Implementing these techniques will help improve all users’ knowledge comprehension and retention, as well as provide assistance to non-native English speakers.

This session is important for anyone creating multimedia content, serving the Deaf community, or is just curious about accessible audio and video content.

Sign up for Accommodations for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

Introduction to Accessibility

Next Sessions:

  • LIVE/WEBEX: February 7, 2020 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Liberty Plaza, 335 George St., Suite 1200, Training Room A

Participants will gain insight about accessibility in broad, including topics like types of disabilities, models of disability, and disability etiquette. This is an excellent starting point for anyone new to the world of accessibility who needs a bird’s eye view and a safe place to ask questions.

This session is important for anyone who doesn’t already have a foundation level understanding of what accessibility is and why it’s important.

Sign up for Introduction to Accessibility

Content Accessibility 101

Next Sessions:

  • LIVE/WEBEX: March 6, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Liberty Plaza, 335 George St., Suite 1200, Training Room A

We will analyze basic accessibility concepts; explore common digital accessibility issues and how to remediate them; and how to make and how to scan for accessibility in common file types, such as Word documents, PDF, etc. Attendees are also welcome to present issues found within their own work for questions and review.

This session is important for the members of Rutgers who are just being introduced to IT Accessibility and anyone who creates documents, website copy or content.

Sign up for Content Accessibility 101

Web Accessibility 101

Next Sessions: 

  • LIVE/WEBEX: April 3, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Liberty Plaza, 335 George St., Suite 1200, Training Room A

This training will give an overview of how to develop and design websites and mobile applications with accessibility in-mind; how to remediate and correct common web-based accessibility issues; how to avoid them in future projects; and how to scan for accessibility. Attendees are also welcome to present issues found within their own work for questions and review.

This session is important for members of web teams who create, oversee, and update overall frameworks and templates of websites.

Sign up for Web Accessibility 101

Assistive Technology Play Day

Next Sessions: 

  • LIVE: May 1, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Liberty Plaza, 335 George St., Suite 1200, Training Room A

Come and spend time with us as we tell you a little bit about all the tools and gadgets people with disabilities have available to them and to get a chance to play with them yourself. Please note that due to the interaction element of this training, it is only being presented live!

This session is important for anyone curious about assistive technology and anyone responsible for QA and manual testing

Sign up for Assistive Technology Play Day