WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Introductions to Accessibility: Documents & Web Content
Oct 2021 - June 2022

The California State University

The Chancellor's Office and WebAIM have launched the next phase of accessibility training for The California State University system. The foundation of this training program is the independent-study, video-based online course—Accessible Documents: Word, PowerPoint, & Acrobat.

To support the core training provided by the online course, supplementary virtual trainings on two topics have been developed and are scheduled for quarterly delivery over Zoom.

Virtual Trainings

Document Accessibility

Optimizing the documents you create in Microsoft Word & PowerPoint will not only increase access for people with disabilities, it will often increase the usability of your documents for everyone. This training is a high-level introduction to accessibility guidelines and principles, and processes used in Word, PowerPoint, & Acrobat Pro DC. Over the course of two 2-hour sessions, you will review the basics needed to meet legal requirements for electronic documents.

  • Session 1
    • Overview of Document Accessibility
    • Images & Hyperlinks
    • Contrast & Color reliance
    • Headings & Tables
  • Session 2
    • Simple and Clear Writing, Readability, & Legibility
    • Evaluating Accessibility
    • Exporting to PDF
    • Optimizing PDFs in Acrobat

Web Accessibility for Content Editors

This 2-hour training is a high-level introduction to accessibility guidelines and principles, and processes used to create content with a built-in editor.

  • Topics
    • Introduction to web accessibility
    • Images and alternative text (including complex images/charts)
    • Common techniques in content editors (headings, tables, lists, links, color)

Dates & Times

October 2021

  • All October trainings are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays.
  • Document Accessibility
    • Session 1: Tuesday, October 5
    • Session 2: Tuesday, October 12
  • Web Accessibility for Content Editors: Tuesday, October 19

October 2021 registration form

January 2022

  • All January trainings are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Document Accessibility
    • Session 1: Wednesday, January 12
    • Session 2: Wednesday, January 19
  • Web Accessibility for Content Editors: Wednesday, January 26

January 2022 registration form

April 2022

  • All April trainings are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursdays.
  • Document Accessibility
    • Session 1: Thursday, April 7
    • Session 2: Thursday, April 14
  • Web Accessibility for Content Editors: Thursday, April 21

April 2022 registration form

June 2022

  • All June trainings are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Document Accessibility
    • Session 1: Friday, June 10
    • Session 2: Friday, June 17
  • Web Accessibility for Content Editors: Friday, June 24

June 2022 registration form