Training and Resources: Skills Training

Ohio State provides digital accessibility skills trainings through BuckeyeLearn to help train content writers, document designers, web and app developors, 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.

 

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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.

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.

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.

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: PDF

Resource Type: BuckeyeLearn Module

Learn about creating accessible PDF documents.

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.