In-person workshops

Some UITS workshops require in-person attendance for live instruction

Web Accessibility

Introductory

Accessible web content is necessary for reaching the widest-possible audience and represents an important part of Indiana University's commitment to equity and diversity.

At this workshop, you will learn what defines web accessibility, the laws and standards that govern it, and how to address common issues on the web faced by individuals with disabilities. This workshop is intended for people with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, but little or no experience with accessibility.

For more information and upcoming dates, visit the Introductory web accessibility section on the IT Training website.

Advanced

Creating an accessible website doesn’t require a boring layout or limited interface. There are many methods for making “Web 2.0” and beyond accessible to individuals with disabilities, thanks to advancements in Assistive Technology and accessible web standards.

At this workshop, you will learn what ARIA is and how it allows for the creation of accessible web-based interactions and widgets. The workshop provides real-world coding instructions for some of the most popular widgets currently implemented on websites, including auto-complete searches, alerts, modal dialogs, and accordions.

For more information and upcoming dates, visit the Advanced web accessibility section on the IT Training website.

Evaluation

When providing equal access on the web for individuals with disabilities, new web content should be built with accessibility requirements in mind, and existing content should be evaluated in order to improve accessibility. But how can someone determine if web content is accessible?

In fact, there are many tests and checks available, from the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to a plethora of automated accessibility testing tools from IU.

At this workshop, you will learn about simple techniques, useful tools, and evaluation criteria that can assist in gauging the accessibility of web content. The workshop features two parts: a presentation and a hands-on experiment. During the lab, attendees will check the accessibility of a website and experience using multiple accessibility evaluation tools.

For more information and upcoming dates, visit the Web accessibility evaluation section on the IT Training website.

Document accessibility

Acrobat for Accessibility

Adobe offers Adobe Acrobat DC to support stronger accessibility for Adobe PDF documents and other forms. Acrobat DC offers built-in accommodations and support for both individuals with disabilities and those using assistive technologies. The software also provides for optimizing and creating other accessible documents.

Microsoft Office

The latest versions of Microsoft Office also feature accessibility accommodations, many of which are integrated with other Microsoft software. To see a comprehensive review of MS Office’s accessibility features, visit the Accessibility section of their website.