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Faculty, staff can learn digital accessibility in new trainings

January 22, 2024 – 4:50pm

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Collectively, University of Oregon employees create a wealth of digital content every day, from emails, PDFs and Word documents to Canvas courses and websites.

Do you know whether people with disabilities can fully use the digital content you create?

To help you answer that question, the UO now offers two trainings in digital accessibility.

The trainings empower UO faculty, staff and students to ensure they’re producing digital materials free of technical barriers for people with disabilities — including visual, hearing, dexterity, cognitive and other disabilities — and for people who are neurodivergent.

The digital content accessibility training covers the vast majority of digital content, including Word documents, PDF files, PowerPoint presentations, videos and Canvas courses. The training is available to UO employees through MyTrack and is also available to students and the public through UO’s Community Canvas.

The new web accessibility training provides detailed guidance for anyone who creates or edits websites. That training is available to all UO employees and students through LinkedIn Learning.

“Providing accessible digital content at the University of Oregon is important to creating a [...]

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