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.

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Accessibility Fundamentals

Accessibility Coordinator Fundamentals

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

This curriculum provides a set of foundational skills training for Ohio State Digital Accessibility Coordinators. Contains 3 BuckeyeLearn Modules.

Accessibility Fundamentals: Designing an Accessible User Experience

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn how to create a compelling, enjoyable, and useful user experience for people with disabilities.

Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about the needs of people with disabilities along with accessibility guidelines, laws, and rationale.

Accessibility Fundamentals: Disability Etiquette Basics

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about respectful behaviors for interacting with people with disabilities.

Accessibility Testing

Accessibility Evaluation

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

This curriculum explores accessibility concepts, the steps in the evaluation process, and various accessibility testing techniques and methodologies. Contains 18 BuckeyeLearn Modules.

Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about establishing a testing program, steps of the evaluation process, and types of testing techniques.

Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn how to use a screen reader to test web content accessibility accurately and completely.

Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about a methodology based on WCAG normative that increases the accuracy of testing results.

Color Contrast Checker

Resource Type: Evaluation Tool

A tool to test color contrast compliance.

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Resource Type: Evaluation Tool

A tool to help identify accessibility errors on websites.

WebAIM Link Contrast Checker

Resource Type: Evaluation Tool

A tool to check if link color meets WCAG 2 Level AA standards.

App Accessibility

Accessible Mobile App Development

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

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.

App Accessibility: Android Native Mobile App -- RETIRED (No longer available)

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn how to identify accessibility problems in native Android apps and how to code them with accessibility in mind.

App Accessibility: iOS Native Mobile App

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn how to identify accessibility problems in native iOS apps and how to code them with accessibility in mind.

Web Accessibility

Accessible Web Design

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

This curriculum explores digital accessibility concepts and their application in designing web sites and web applications. Contains 4 BuckeyeLearn Modules.

Accessible Web Development

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

This curriculum explores digital accessibility concepts and their application in the development and testing of web sites and web applications. Contains 11 BuckeyeLearn Modules.

Authoring Accessible Web Content

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

This curriculum explores digital accessibility concepts with a focus on how to craft accessible content for the web. Contains 2 BuckeyeLearn Modules.

Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about accessibility considerations for people who contribute content and documents to web sites.

W3C Web Accessibility Alt Text Decision Tree

Resource Type: Guide

A guide on how to use the alt attribute of the <img> element in various situations.

Web Accessibility: Custom JavaScript/ARIA Widgets

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating custom widgets with ARIA (accessible rich internet applications) methods.

Web Accessibility: Device-Independent User Input Methods

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn the rules and techniques to ensure users can access content no matter what input device they use.

Web Accessibility: Dynamic Updates, AJAX, and Single-Page Apps

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about use cases of timed events, AJAX methods, and single-page applications,

Web Accessibility: Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about form input labels, instructions, hints, error prevention, and validation.

Web Accessibility: Images, SVG, and Canvas

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn how to write meaningful alternative text that serves as an effective substitute for an image.

Web Accessibility: Multimedia, Animations, and Motion

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about captions, transcripts, audio descriptions, and sign language interpretation.

Web Accessibility: Responsive Design and Zoom

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about the importance of creating designs that adapt to small screens and zoom features.

Web Accessibility: Semantic Structure and Navigation

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about the importance of HTML elements and attributes to convey information to blind users.

Web Accessibility: Visual Design and Colors

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about visual accessibility techniques for people with vision limitations.

Video and Multimedia Accessibility

DCMP Captioning Key

Resource Type: Guide

Guidelines and best practices for captioning educational video.

Digital Accessibility Center's Live Captioning Guidance

Resource Type: Guide

Guidance on Ohio State's approach to live captioning in response to COVID-19.

Hiring a Captioning Supplier

Resource Type: Guide

A guide to hiring captioning and transcription suppliers from the RFP-generated supplier pool, plus contact information for each supplier.

Document Accessibility

Document Accessibility: Advanced PDF - Complex Tables and Forms

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating complex tables and forms in PDFs.

Document Accessibility: EPUB

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating accessible EPUB and eBook documents.

Document Accessibility: InDesign

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating accessible documents with the publishing software Adobe InDesign.

Document Accessibility: Microsoft Excel

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating accessible Microsoft Excel workbooks.

Document Accessibility: Microsoft PowerPoint

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating accessible Microsoft PowerPoint documents.

Document Accessibility: Microsoft Word

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating accessible Microsoft Word documents.

Document Accessibility: Microsoft Word Training Checklist

Document Accessibility: PDF

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating accessible PDF documents.

NCDAE's Creating Accessible Electronic Content [PDF]

Resource Type: Guide

A starter guide on accessible writing, semantic structure, color contrast, data tables, alternative text and descriptive links. 

Office Document Accessibility

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

This curriculum explores techniques for creating accessible office documents, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and basic PDF files. Contains 4 BuckeyeLearn Modules.

PDF Accessibility

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum

This curriculum explores techniques for creating accessible PDF documents, from simple letters to complex forms. Contains 3 BuckeyeLearn Modules.

Course Accessibility

ODEE's Five Ways to Improve Accessibility in Your Carmen Course

Resource Type: Guide

Basic but highly impactful ways to improve accessibility in courses.

Email Accessibility

University Marketing's "A Guide to Email Accessibility"

Resource Type: Guide

A guide on best practices for creating accessible emails.