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Training and resources for web accessibility

Starting in August 2020, content creators will need to ensure new or revised content is accessible. If you’re a Cascade content creator, the IT department has sent you a message with details around the pre-publication accessibility review, as well as training. But even if you’re not charged with publishing to Cascade, it’s still important to understand how web accessibility works, why it’s important and how you can make your work accessible.

Live online courses

Live accessibility courses designed specifically for UCOP employees are offered monthly and taught by a live instructor.

Cascade CMS Accessibility Workflow
Aug. 11, Sept. 15 or Oct. 13 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn about the new accessibility review process for the Cascade content management system. We’ll cover the basics of web accessibility, with an emphasis on producing accessible content for the UCOP website.

Accessible Websites in the Cascade CMS
Aug. 18, Sept. 22 or Oct. 20 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Develop a functional understanding of web accessibility practices as they pertain to the Cascade content management system. We’ll cover the basics of web accessibility with an emphasis on producing accessible web content and remedying common accessibility violations. Learn how to provide accurate and descriptive alternative text for images, discover proper formatting for hyperlinks, headings and lists, and more!

Creating Accessible PDFs
Aug. 25, Sept. 29 or Oct. 27 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

IT accessibility is about empowering users with disabilities to easily access and engage with online resources. Many of these resources, such as tax forms, annual reports or policy documents, are provided as PDFs. In this class, you’ll learn how to create accessible Word documents, which can be easily converted into accessible PDFs, and how to identify basic accessibility issues using Adobe’s accessibility checker.

On-demand accessibility training

The UCOP Information Technology Services team has compiled an array of online accessibility courses, which are conveniently organized by job roles. Access their compilation here.

You can also check out a step-by-step guide to creating accessible PDFs from LinkedIn Learning.

For questions about the Cascade pre-publication accessibility review, please contact InfoHelp.

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