Training and Resources
The following are recommended trainings, guides, and tools to help you meet accessibility requirements. Click on the links below to learn more about each resource, or use the Training and Resources menu to filter the list by resource type or category.
This curriculum provides a set of foundational skills training for Ohio State Digital Accessibility Coordinators. Contains 3 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
Learn how to create a compelling, enjoyable, and useful user experience for people with disabilities.
Learn about the needs of people with disabilities along with accessibility guidelines, laws, and rationale.
This curriculum explores accessibility concepts, the steps in the evaluation process, and various accessibility testing techniques and methodologies. Contains 18 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
Learn about establishing a testing program, steps of the evaluation process, and types of testing techniques.
Learn how to use a screen reader to test web content accessibility accurately and completely.
Learn about a methodology based on WCAG normative that increases the accuracy of testing results.
A tool to help identify accessibility errors on websites.
This curriculum explores how to identify accessibility problems in native mobile apps and how to code them with accessibility in mind. Contains 3 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
Learn how to identify accessibility problems in native Android apps and how to code them with accessibility in mind.
This curriculum explores digital accessibility concepts and their application in designing web sites and web applications. Contains 4 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
This curriculum explores digital accessibility concepts and their application in the development and testing of web sites and web applications. Contains 11 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
This curriculum explores digital accessibility concepts with a focus on how to craft accessible content for the web. Contains 2 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
Learn about accessibility considerations for people who contribute content and documents to web sites.
A guide on how to use the alt attribute of the <img> element in various situations.
Learn about creating custom widgets with ARIA (accessible rich internet applications) methods.
Learn the rules and techniques to ensure users can access content no matter what input device they use.
Learn about use cases of timed events, AJAX methods, and single-page applications,
Learn about form input labels, instructions, hints, error prevention, and validation.
Learn how to write meaningful alternative text that serves as an effective substitute for an image.
Learn about captions, transcripts, audio descriptions, and sign language interpretation.
Learn about the importance of creating designs that adapt to small screens and zoom features.
Learn about the importance of HTML elements and attributes to convey information to blind users.
Learn about visual accessibility techniques for people with vision limitations.
Assistive technologies are tools that help you accomplish tasks. Most people will use assistive technology at some point in their lives. Many people use them, even if they don’t consider themselves to have a disability. This guide is a brief overview of many common assistive technologies in use at The Ohio State University.
Video and Multimedia Accessibility
Guidelines and best practices for captioning educational video.
Guidance on Ohio State's approach to live captioning in response to COVID-19.
Learn about creating complex tables and forms in PDFs.
Learn about creating accessible EPUB and eBook documents.
Learn about creating accessible documents with the publishing software Adobe InDesign.
Learn about creating accessible Microsoft PowerPoint documents.
Learn about creating accessible Microsoft Word documents.
Please Note: This course mentions certain types of Microsoft add-ins, such as Math Type, that are not currently integrated into Ohio State's enterprise application of the Microsoft Suite. To request the integration of a specific add-in, please contact your unit's Digital Accessibility Coordinator to initiate an accessibility review of that add-in. Thank you!
A starter guide on accessible writing, semantic structure, color contrast, data tables, alternative text and descriptive links.
This curriculum explores techniques for creating accessible office documents, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and basic PDF files. Contains 4 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
This curriculum explores techniques for creating accessible PDF documents, from simple letters to complex forms. Contains 3 BuckeyeLearn Modules.