Accessible web content is usable by all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments.

At Brandeis, we have a responsibility to make sure everything we put online — from videos to photos to how we organize content and create links — is as accessible as possible. In these classes, you will learn why accessibility is important and how to make various types of content accessible.

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Standard Training Part 1: Accessibility 101 & the CMS

Mandatory for all web editors (regardless of templates used)

You will learn

  • basic accessibility concepts

  • best practices for creating content and how to implement them in the CMS

Please take Part 1 before signing up for Part 2.

Standard Training Part 2: Workshop — MS Word Docs and PDFs

Recommended for anyone who creates and publicly shares digital Word or PDF documents via web or email. Requires access to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Microsoft Word 2016. Software is available for use in the Goldfarb and Farber computer labs and can be downloaded to any Brandeis-owned computer free of charge. See ITS for details.

You will learn

  • how to implement best practices for content creation in MS Word

  • how to properly export a PDF from MS Word while preserving accessibility features

  • how to remediate PDFs in Acrobat DC Pro

Request Other Accessibility Training

Appropriate for those who:

  • don't use the CMS, but do create content
  • attended standard accessibility training, but want to learn advanced skills
  • need to learn about accessibility for media/file types not covered in standard training
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