Accessibility Training

UTA Training Opportunities

If you have any questions about accessibility training options, please contact or call 817-272-5961. The following resources are available to employees, both faculty and staff.

Visit the Center for Distance Education’s training page for training resources related to Canvas, Canvas Studio, Respondus, Unicheck, Ally, and more! CDE also provides customized, departmental workshops and individual assistance upon request. Please email with any “how-to” questions concerning Canvas or with requests for training not currently scheduled. Click the Registration link to the left to view the CDE training workshop schedule.

All employees can access Siteimprove by browsing to and clicking on the Siteimprove icon. In the upper, right banner, click on the Help Center and Academy button and select Academy from the drop-down list. Siteimprove courses are self-paced and available 24/7. Topics vary and include:

  • Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Accessibility for Designers
  • Accessibility for Marketers
  • Accessibility for Microsoft Office
  • Accessibility for Web Developers
The Department of Information Resources is offering free training via Level Access‘ Access Academy for the following roles: developers, designers, QA, engineers/specialists, content authors, procurement, managers, HR, marketing and communications. To access these free training resources, first you must register. Once you’ve registered, you can access your Access Academy Dashboard. The Access Academy includes 60 self-paced courses ranging from five minutes to ninety minutes. The academy also offers webinars throughout each month.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is an organization that publishes the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) criteria. The criteria is organized by level A (the minimum requirement), AA (a secondary level requirement), or AAA (an advanced requirement). The Texas Administrative Code requires our webpages to meet all A/AA criteria. This WCAG Overview includes a “How to Meet WCAG 2 (Quick Reference)” link as well as links to the standards.

WebAIM offers an exhaustive list of training, tools, keyboard shortcuts and simulation resources. WebAIM is a non-profit organization based at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.

The Department of Information Resources webpage offers a host of tools, training sites and related resources. The resources are grouped as follows:

  • Development
  • Testing
  • Usability
  • Procurement
  • Management and Governance
  • DIR WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Web Scanning Program
  • EIR Accessibility Learning Management System
  • Google Accessibility offers the opportunity to join the conversation and connect with others about accessibility-related topics.

This website offers you the opportunity to:

  • join the Accessibility Forum or the Eyes-free email list
  • apply for the Accessibility Trusted Tester program
  • learn about Google’s Faculty Research Awards Program
  • learn about Google’s efforts to improve the user experience, and
  • learn about Google’s Impact Challenge: Disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights provides a video series covering a variety of topics on digital access in education. Per DOE, “these videos have a wide ranging coverage for those who want to know: What makes technology accessible for individuals with disabilities? And how can I make my site or platform more accessible?”