This training will introduce learners to digital accessibility, demonstrate its importance, and provide guidance about Harvard’s Digital Accessibility Policy. We will discuss best practices for creating accessible web content, and also for updating existing content to make it accessible to all users.
Got accessibility questions? Not sure where to start? We're here to help!
The Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team is available to answer your accessibility questions and provide guidance and support to the Harvard community. We host open office hours in a Zoom meeting room on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 10am - 12pm.
Stop by with your questions, meet our team, or just say hello!
This training will be held virtually via Zoom on June 22 and 23 from 9 am - 11 am, and 1 pm - 3 pm each day. This course is part of the IT Academy, but is open to all and recommended for anyone and everyone at Harvard.
Learn how to conduct a complete assessment of your website’s accessibility using both automated and manual testing tools. The course will include a deep dive into Siteimprove, the Harvard-licensed accessibility testing platform, where we’ll demystify the many features and functionality that allow users to filter, sort, and remediate issues. We’ll also look at manual testing approaches, with interactive demonstrations of various methods and techniques.
Looking to explore digital accessibility, but unsure where to begin? Want to learn along with others who have similar questions, but in a casual, fun, and non-judgmental way? Our (virtual) doors are open!
Stop by the Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) Summer Open House on June 10 from 10am-12pm. The DAS team will share news and info about the services and resources we provide that you might not know about.
There will also be a “Choose your own adventure” breakout session, where you’ll be able to join a discussion on a particular topic that interests you: Documents, Multimedia, or General Accessibility Questions.
10-10:15am - Meet the DAS team and say hello to colleagues
10:15-10:30am - Update on DAS services and trainings
10:30-11:45am - Breakouts: Documents, Multimedia, and General Accessibility Questions
11:45am-12pm - Open discussion, share what you learned!
Web Accessibility for Developers is a training based on 10 Essentials for Developers. Meant as a follow-up to "Digital Accessibility for Content Creators" or another introduction to accessibility, we survey some essentials for developers with code examples, demonstrations, and an emphasis on testing.
This training will be held virtually via Zoom in two sessions: 10 am - 12 pm, and 2 pm - 4 pm.
This course provides an overview of the concepts and concrete steps to create accessible PDFs in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Designing with accessibility in mind improves ease of use and access to your content for everyone.
In Digital Accessibility Foundations Level I, you were introduced to the types of disabilities people experience, assistive technologies commonly used, and the University’s commitment to accessibility and its related policies. You learned how to...
This course provides an overview of the concepts and concrete steps to create accessible documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides. It also introduces how to convert accessible slideshows into accessible PDFs.