Web Accessibility Training Sessions

OITA is providing general web accessibility info sessions to Rutgers staff. At the end of these sessions, attendees should be able to do the following:

  • Understand policies set by Rutgers regarding Web Accessibility.
  • Use scanning tools to test for accessibility issues on their websites.
  • Know how to do manual testing on sites for accessibility issues.
  • Understand common issues and how to fix them.
  • Learn how to include accessibility during early site development efforts.

If scheduled sessions conflict with your or your teams schedule, info-sessions can be provided by a scheduled face-to-face meeting or webinar with the IT Accessibility Team. Please contact us at accessibility@rutgers.edu.

Available Sessions

Web Accessibility General Info Session

In this session we will discuss the current situation regarding the complaint from the Office for Civil Rights, the results of the first Web Accessibility Audit done by OITA, and where departments can start making their websites more accessible.

These sessions are important to members of web teams who create, oversee, and update overall frameworks and templates of Rutgers public facing websites.

  • Video of the Webinar will be made available
  • Face-to-face presentations can be scheduled with the accessibility team, regardless of campus

Accessibility Testing

In this session we will overview tools available for both for free and Rutgers employees to scan websites for accessibility issues. We will also teach proper techniques on how to do manual checking to find issues that scanners cannot pick up.

These sessions are important for members of Rutgers who create, or maintain Rutgers public websites. This includes content creators and developers.

  • Video of the Webinar will be made available
  • Face-to-face presentations can be scheduled with the accessibility team, regardless of campus

Web Accessibility 101 for Programmers

Attendance to Accessibility Testing is advised before attending this session.

In this session we will go over the common accessibility issues found on Rutgers based websites, and common solutions on how to fix them, and avoid them in future projects. Attendees are also welcome to present issues found within their own websites for questions and review.

These sessions are important to members of web teams who create, oversee, and update overall frameworks and templates of Rutgers public facing websites.

  • Video of the Webinar will be made available
  • Face-to-face presentations can be scheduled with the accessibility team, regardless of campus

Content Accessibility 101

Attendance to Accessibility Testing is advised before attending this session.

In this session we will go over the common accessibility issues found on Rutgers based websites in regards to content, and common solutions Attendees are also welcome to present issues found within their own websites for questions and review.

These sessions are important to Rutgers members who curate and maintain content for Rutgers public websites.

  • Video of the Webinar will be made available
  • Face-to-face presentations can be scheduled with the accessibility team, regardless of campus