The ITS Accessibility Team offers a number of workshops designed to provide training and information for creating and maintaining an accessible technology environment at SU. Register to attend a workshop in person, or learn at your own pace with the online version.
Evaluating Your Website for Accessibility
In this hands-on workshop participants will step through the process of manually evaluating their current website for accessibility. Topics include:
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|Creating Accessible Documents in |
This hands-on workshop covers the process of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word. At successful course completion participants will be able to explain the importance of creating accessible documents and perform the steps necessary to create accessible Word documents:
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Building Accessibility Into Existing PDFs
This workshop will focus on incorporating accessibility features into existing PDF documents. It is always better to build as much accessibility into the source document (.docx, .pptx or .indd) as possible before converting to PDF. In situations where you don’t have the source document, you can build accessibility into an existing PDF using Adobe Acrobat DC. Techniques include:
This workshop is designed for anyone who manages, creates or maintains video content.
Part 1: Captioning basics and third party services
Part 2: DIY captioning
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Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
This hands-on workshop is designed for anyone who creates presentation materials using Microsoft PowerPoint. It covers not only making the PowerPoint slide set accessible, but also accessibility considerations when presenting and distributing or posting presentation materials.
Major topics covered include:
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|Creating Accessible Forms|
This workshop will cover the basics of how to design forms for maximum accessibility.
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Documents Using InDesign
This workshop will cover core InDesign accessibility concepts and specific best practices for document accessibility. Attendees should have a working knowledge of InDesign prior to attending.
Please note: To accommodate a larger number of attendees, different operating systems (PC/Mac), and different versions of InDesign, this session will be held in a classroom that does not have workstations. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops with InDesign installed.
Topics covered include:
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|Screen Reader Essential Training for Web Accessibility Testers|
This presentation will cover basics of using JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver screen readers during web accessibility testing.
The WCAG 2.x A and AA Manual Evaluation form used by Syracuse University staff for testing web sites and web applications includes a number of checkpoints that are best tested using a screen reader. This presentation will cover the relevant checkpoints as well as a recommended testing technique with the corresponding JAWS/NVDA/VoiceOver keystrokes.
Note: This session is not intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the JAWS, NVDA, or VoiceOver screen readers.
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|Accessibility in the Procurement Process (Two Parts)||These training sessions are designed for IT Directors and their staff who will be involved in the accessibility assessment of products during the procurement process. The training will include presentation and hands-on exercises, and will be presented in two parts: Part A: Standards and Tools (3 -hours) and Part B: Evaluation Procedure - Techniques (3-hours).||TBA||Register for Accessibility in the Procurement Process|