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:
Thursday, February 7
Wednesday, March 20
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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:
Monday, February 11
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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:
Wednesday, February 27
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
|Thursday March 7 9:00-12:00||Register for Video 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:
Thursday, February 28
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|Creating Accessible Forms|
This workshop will cover the basics of how to design forms for maximum accessibility.
|Wednesday, March 13 |
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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:
|New dates TBA||Register for Creating Accessible Documents Using InDesign|
|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).||On Request. Please contact accessibleIT@syr.edu to make arrangements for training for your department or unit.|