Siteimprove e-Courses on Accessibility

The University of California has made available a number of e-Courses, offered by Siteimprove, about how to make online content accessible to people with disabilities. The courses target multiple roles, including web developers, designers and marketers, content contributors, people who make documents and PDFs, and procurement staff. Read why everyone needs to get trained – not just web developers – in the UC IT Blog article, “What Can You Do for Accessibility? Take the New Online Training.

At most UC locations, you can access the courses by logging-in to either (1) the UC Learning Center and searching for “accessibility” or the course name (see list below), or (2) the Siteimprove Training Academy and clicking on the “Help Center and Academy” tab. For assistance, email your location’s Siteimprove administrator.

List of Accessibility e-Courses

The courses below are organized by role. Some courses contain multiple modules, which should be completed together.  It is recommended that everyone start with General Digital Accessibility Principles to get a good introduction to accessibility.

For Everyone

  1. General Digital Accessibility Principles: A basic awareness course
    1. Module 1 - Understand Accessibility (25 min.)
    2. Module 2 - Guidelines and Legal Considerations (25 min.) 
    3. Module 3 - Starting Your Accessibility Program (12 min.)
  2. Making Accessibility a Priority: Getting support, assigning roles, auditing for compliance
    1. Reasons to Make Accessibility a Priority (30 min.)
    2. Review Your Digital Presence (10 min.)
    3. Understand Accessibility Roles (20 min.) 
    4. Put Your Accessibility Knowledge into Action (20 min.)
  3. Making Accessible PDFs: Creating/converting documents, testing
    1. Accessible PDF Background (18 min.)
    2. Create Documents and Convert to PDFs (10 min.)
    3. Working in Your PDF (12 min.)
    4. Testing PDFs  (15 min.)
  4. Accessible Documents: Creating accessible content, software considerations
    1. Accessibility and Documents (10 min.)
    2. Software Considerations (10 min.)
    3. Creating Accessible Content in Documents (10 min.)
  5. Accessibility for Microsoft Office Learning Path: These courses are available only on the Siteimprove Training Academy.
    1. Accessibility for Office
    2. Accessibility for PowerPoint
    3. Accessibility for Excel
    4. Accessibility for Word

For Technologists

  1. Accessibility for Developers Part 1: Basics, images, tables, multimedia
    1. Module 1 - Understanding the Developer Role (10 min.)
    2. Module 2 - Accessibility Basics for Developers (20 min.)
    3. Module 3 - Images for Developers (20 min.)
    4. Module 4 - Tables for Developers (50 min.)
    5. Module 5 - Multimedia for Developers  (15 min.)
  2. Accessibility for Developers Part 2: Navigation, structure, coding, CSS, color, forms
    1. Module 1 - Navigation and Structure for Developers (10 min.)
    2. Module 2 - Coding for Developers (30 min.)
    3. Module 3 - Applying CSS for Developers (10 min.)
    4. Module 4 - Using Color for Developers (10 min.)
    5. Module 5 - Designing Forms for Developers (10 min.)
  3. Testing for Accessibility: Automated testing, manual testing, reporting
    1. Accessibility Review (30 min.)
    2. Automated Testing (10 min.)
    3. Manual Testing (10 min.)
    4. Additional Testing (10 min.)
    5. Reporting  (10 min.)
  4. WCAG 2.1: New and Improved: a discussion about the 2018 Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.1 additions. 

For Procurement

  1. Accessible Purchasing: Evaluating and purchasing accessible products
    1. Prepare
    2. Evaluate
    3. Select 

For Designers, Marketers, & Content Contributors

  1. Accessible Multimedia: Transcripts, captions, descriptions, and additional requirements
    1. Intro to Accessible Multimedia (10 min.)
    2. Transcripts, Captions, and Descriptions (10 min.)
    3. Additional Multimedia Requirements 
  2. Accessibility for Designers: Style, images, color
    1. Role of the Designer (15 min.)
    2. Using Style for Design (20 min.)
    3. Designing the Layout (15 min.)
    4. Images and Color for Designers (30 min.)
    5. Designing Forms (20 min.)
  3. Accessibility for Marketers: Branding, content, images, multimedia
    1. Role of Marketers
    2. Content is King in Marketing
    3. Accessibility in Branding (60 min.)
    4. Images in Marketing
    5. Marketing with Multimedia  (15 min.)
  4. Accessibility for Content Contributors: Formatting, images, tables, and accessible documents, audio, and video
    1. Understanding the Content Contributor Role (10 min.)
    2. Formatting for Content Contributors (25 min.)
    3. Images and Tables for Content Contributors (50 min.)
    4. Accessible Documents, Audio, and Video for Content Contributors  (10 min.)

For Instructors

  1. Accessibility for the Classroom: Writing/formatting content, images and color, multimedia
    1. Understanding the Instructional Designer Role (40 min.)
    2. Writing and Formatting Content for Learning (30 min.)
    3. Images and Color in the Classroom
    4. Multimedia to Supplement Learning