Summer 2020 Technology Accessibility Webinars

The Technology Accessibility team invites you to enhance your technology accessibility skills by participating in these webinars. We are proud to partner with HR Learning and Development to offer webinar registration via UA LMS, the online learning system for faculty and staff. Register for webinars via the links here, or view the entire Accessibility instructor-led training catalog in UA LMS: UA LMS Instructor-Led Training: Accessibility Students unable to register via UA LMS are also welcome to attend and may register by emailing accessibility@ua.edu.

We are also happy to offer private training sessions on these and other accessibility-related topics to members of the University community. Please contact us if we can help with your technology accessibility needs.

Accessibility Awareness

Designing for Accessibility

Learn the importance of designing for accessibility and impactful practices you can apply to create accessible documents, images, audio, video, and web content.

How People with Disabilities Access Digital Content

Gain a fuller appreciation of technology accessibility by exploring technologies and methods people with disabilities use to access websites, documents, audio, video, and other digital content.

Accessibility Management Platform

Introduction to Accessibility Management Platform

Learn about UA’s Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), a comprehensive accessibility and reporting tool freely available to members of the UA community.

Interpreting AMP Tests and Reports

Learn how to navigate and understand accessibility testing results documented in an AMP Report.

Manual Testing in AMP

Learn how to use Access Assistant, a browser toolbar integrated with AMP, to perform guided manual accessibility testing.

Blackboard

Creating Accessible Course Content

Accessible course content makes it easier for everyone to read and access your materials and can help improve overall quality and usability. This session explores steps you can take to ensure your online course materials are accessible to students of all abilities.

Introducing Blackboard Ally

Ally helps make digital course content more accessible by automatically providing alternative formats and providing instructor feedback and guidance on fixing accessibility issues in a course.

Microsoft Office

Creating Accessible Emails

Learn how to create accessible emails with Microsoft Outlook, learning practices you can also apply to other email programs and marketing tools such as MailChimp.

Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Learn how to create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM. Register online through UA LMS or join the Zoom meeting.

Creating Accessible Word Documents

Learn how to create Microsoft Word documents that are accessible to people with disabilities.

PDFs

Creating Accessible PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro

Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro to create PDFs that are accessible to people with disabilities.

PDF Remediation Basics

Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro to correct basic tagging issues in a PDF.

Advanced PDF Accessibility with Adobe Acrobat Pro: Forms

Learn techniques for creating accessible interactive PDF forms with Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Social Media

Creating Accessible Social Media Content

Learn how to create Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media content accessible to users with disabilities.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Register online through UA LMS or join the Zoom meeting.

Web Accessibility

Accessibility Testing for Content Creators

Learn basic web accessibility evaluation techniques: using the WAVE accessibility evaluation tool; testing keyboard accessibility and content scaling; and manual checks for other common accessibility issues.