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Deque University

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Deque University offers training and on-demand reference materials for every level and every area of expertise in digital accessibility. You can earn certificates of completion for the different trainings from Deque, and take courses to prepare for both of the accessibility certification exams offered by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). SUNY provides a blanket contract with Deque U for all ESF faculty, staff, and students through the 2021-2022 Academic year.

Visit the Deque University website for complete information about their offerings. Then, return to this page to enroll, taking advantage of SUNY's blanket contract.

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Follow this link to set up your account with Deque U so you can utilize their accessibility resources.

Recommended Courses by Role

Not sure what courses to take? Start with the course called Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws. After that, here are recommendations based on your role here at ESF.

Executive Leadership

  • Accessibility Program Management

Human Resources

  • Serving Customers with Disabilities
  • Disability Etiquette Basics
  • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
  • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication

Faculty

  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)

Information Technology Specialists

  • Designing an Accessible User Experience
  • Semantic Structure and Navigation
  • Images, SVG, and Canvas
  • Visual Design and Colors
  • Responsive Design and Zoom
  • Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
  • Device-Independent User Input Methods
  • Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
  • Dynamic Updates, AJAX, Single Page Apps
  • Custom JavaScript/ARIA Widgets
  • Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools
  • Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
  • Web Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology

Student Affairs Professionals

  • Serving Customers with Disabilities
  • Disability Etiquette Basics
  • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
  • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)

Academic advisors

  • Serving Customers with Disabilities
  • Disability Etiquette Basics
  • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
  • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)

Health/Wellness

  • Serving Customers with Disabilities
  • Disability Etiquette Basics
  • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
  • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication

Admissions & Enrollment

  • Serving Customers with Disabilities
  • Disability Etiquette Basics
  • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
  • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)

Instructional Designers

  • Designing an Accessible User Experience
  • Visual Design and Colors
  • Responsive Design and Zoom
  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)

Diversity

  • Serving Customers with Disabilities
  • Disability Etiquette Basics
  • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
  • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication

Web Developers, Advanced QA Testers

  • Designing an Accessible User Experience
  • Semantic Structure and Navigation
  • Images, SVG, and Canvas
  • Visual Design and Colors
  • Responsive Design and Zoom
  • Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
  • Device-Independent User Input Methods
  • Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
  • Dynamic Updates, AJAX, Single Page Apps
  • Custom JavaScript/ARIA Widgets
  • Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools
  • Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
  • Web Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology

QA Testers (Basic)

  • Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools
  • Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
  • Web Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology

Designers

  • Designing an Accessible User Experience
  • Visual Design and Colors
  • Responsive Design and Zoom
  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors

Document Creators/Editors

  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • MS Word Accessibility
  • MS PowerPoint Accessibility
  • MS Excel Accessibility
  • InDesign Accessibility
  • PDF Accessibility Basic
  • PDF Accessibility Advanced
  • EPUB Accessibility

Mobile App Developers

  • Designing an Accessible User Experience
  • iOS Mobile App Accessibility
  • Android Mobile App Accessibility

Program Managers

  • Accessibility Program Management
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