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ITS Offers Hands-On Workshop on Accessibility Fundamentals for Website Development
Information Technology Services (ITS) has announced that registrations are being accepted for a hands-on workshop called “Fundamentals of Creating Accessible Web Pages.”
This workshop is for anyone who manages, creates or maintains web content. ITS staff will provide an overview of relevant concepts and then coach workshop participants as they work with their own web content to apply the concepts.
About the workshop
The workshop will cover basic techniques for creating accessible web content, including:
- accessibility resources and tools at SU
- applicable legislation and compliance
- automated accessibility checkers
- steps for manually checking accessibility
- brief introduction to screen readers
- design considerations
- captioning vendors and tools
The workshop will be presented by Sharon Trerise and Kara Patten from ITS’s Academic Services team at the dates and times below. Each class has space for 12 participants and will be held in 001 Steele Hall. Both sessions are the same content; you need register for only one.
Workshop Dates & Times:
- Wednesday Aug. 5: 9 a.m.-noon
- Tuesday Aug. 11: 1-4 p.m.
Seating is limited, so register early! There is high demand for this training, so registration is on a first submitted, first enrolled basis.
This workshop focuses on website accessibility. If you are interested in learning how to ensure the accessibility of desktop documents, please check out ITS’s award-winning workshop “Accessibility Fundamentals for Microsoft Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat DC (Windows).”
If you are interested in learning about ensuring the accessibility of online and mobile applications, or other services and communications, please send an email to email@example.com with a description of your interest and with any questions. Your input will guide the development of coming programs.
For more information
ITS offers a growing variety of resources for using technology to ensure accessibility for all members of the Syracuse University community. Visit the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility at SU web page and check out the Accessible Communications Toolkit.
If you have any questions about this workshop, or other accessibility and technology issues, please send them in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.