Training and Resources: Policy and Skills Training
Ohio State provides digital accessibility policy training through BuckeyeLearn to help train all faculty, staff and student employees who produce digital content and/or acquire digital products and digital accessibility skills trainings to help train content writers, document designers, web and app developers, QA testers and more.
BuckeyeLearn Modules cover a specific topic. BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum are a collection of individual modules. Depending on your role, you may automatically get assigned BuckeyeLearn Skills Training Curriculum by your Coordinator to complete as part of your annual training.
Click on the titles below to view details about each curriculum, or view the Skills Training Overview [PDF] document for an overview of the entire curricula.
Accessibility Coordinator Fundamentals
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
Learn how to create a compelling, enjoyable, and useful user experience for people with disabilities.
Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
Learn about the needs of people with disabilities along with accessibility guidelines, laws, and rationale.
Accessibility Fundamentals: Disability Etiquette Basics
Learn about respectful behaviors for interacting with people with disabilities.
Digital Accessibility Policy
Learn about digital accessibility at Ohio State.
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
Learn about establishing a testing program, steps of the evaluation process, and types of testing techniques.
Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
Learn how to use a screen reader to test web content accessibility accurately and completely.
Quick Reference Guide: Desktop Screen Readers Basic Keyboard Commands
Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology
Learn about a methodology based on WCAG normative that increases the accuracy of testing results.
Accessible Mobile App Development
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)
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
Learn how to identify accessibility problems in native iOS apps and how to code them with accessibility in mind.
Accessible Web Design
This curriculum explores digital accessibility concepts and their application in designing web sites and web applications. Contains 4 BuckeyeLearn Modules.
Accessible Web Development
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
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
Learn about accessibility considerations for people who contribute content and documents to web sites.
Learn about creating custom widgets with ARIA (accessible rich internet applications) methods.
Web Accessibility: Device-Independent User Input Methods
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
Learn about use cases of timed events, AJAX methods, and single-page applications,
Web Accessibility: Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
Learn about form input labels, instructions, hints, error prevention, and validation.
Web Accessibility: Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation Checklist
Web Accessibility: Images, SVG, and Canvas
Learn how to write meaningful alternative text that serves as an effective substitute for an image.
Web Accessibility: Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
Learn about captions, transcripts, audio descriptions, and sign language interpretation.
Web Accessibility: Multimedia, Animations, and Motion Checklist
Web Accessibility: Responsive Design and Zoom
Learn about the importance of creating designs that adapt to small screens and zoom features.
Web Accessibility: Semantic Structure and Navigation
Learn about the importance of HTML elements and attributes to convey information to blind users.
Web Accessibility: Semantic Structure and Navigation Checklist
Web Accessibility: Visual Design and Colors
Learn about visual accessibility techniques for people with vision limitations.
Document Accessibility: Advanced PDF - Complex Tables and Forms
Learn about creating complex tables and forms in PDFs.
Document Accessibility: Advanced PDF - Complex Tables and Forms Accessible Form Template
Document Accessibility: EPUB
Learn about creating accessible EPUB and eBook documents.
Document Accessibility: InDesign
Learn about creating accessible documents with the publishing software Adobe InDesign.
Document Accessibility: Microsoft Excel
Learn about creating accessible Microsoft Excel workbooks.
Document Accessibility: Microsoft PowerPoint
Learn about creating accessible Microsoft PowerPoint documents.
Document Accessibility: Microsoft Word
Learn about creating accessible Microsoft Word documents.
Document Accessibility: Microsoft Word Checklist
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!
Document Accessibility: PDF
Learn about creating accessible PDF documents.
Office Document Accessibility
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.