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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 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 for Content Creators

Next Sessions:

  • LIVE/WEBEX: October 30, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM at Academic Building Lab 2 (Room 1220)

Participants 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 vital 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 Accessibility for Content Creators


Web Accessibility for Developers

Attendance to ‘Testing Websites for Accessibility’ is advised before attending this session.

Next Sessions: 

  • LIVE/WEBEX: November 19, 2019 from 2 PM – 4 PM at Davidson Room 111

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.

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

Sign up for Web Accessibility for Developers


Introduction to Deque WorldSpace Comply

Next Sessions:

  • ON HOLD LIVE/WEBEX: December 4, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM at Academic Building Lab 2 (Room 1220)

In this session we will introduce web development teams in the functionality of Deque WorldSpace Comply as an automated accessibility testing tool. This will include how to create new projects for website scans, diving into the results of the scans, and editing scan metrics for more accurate results. Having access to Deque WorldSpace Comply is not mandatory for this training, and offices can request their own sandbox into the tool before, or after the training.

This training is important for Rutgers staff who wish to use Deque WorldSpace Comply to aid in their accessibility testing through an automated tool.

Sign up for Introduction to Deque WorldSpace Comply