Learn about accessibility at your own pace. Explore the following training materials.
Free Training Resources
Intro to Web Accessibility
A Percipio training course for MU employees
Web accessibility is essential in today’s world. This course provides a basic understanding of the different types of disabilities and assistive technology that helps improve digital accessibility for everyone.
Library of Accessibility Articles
Since 1999, WebAIM has provided training and professional development for thousands of developers and administrators worldwide. Their extensive library of articles on web accessibility introduces a few ways to help you with your department’s training needs.
OCR Video Series
Video series on digital access in education
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights offers a free video series covering various topics on digital access in education. Watch these videos to learn about how people with disabilities use technology, applicable federal regulations, and how to identify and remediate barriers to access.
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
W3C WAI training resources
Use the W3C WAI resources to make your websites, applications, and other digital creations more accessible and usable to everyone.
Introduction to Universal Design
A four-part video series
An introduction to Universal Design for content creators, developers, managers and procurement professionals. Includes resources, tips, and tricks for designing products and environments to be usable by everyone.
Designing Digitally Accessible Documents
Course by Missouri Online
This Canvas course will guide you through the core skills of digital accessibility and how to apply those skills.
Free webinars and offers real-time captioning
The Access Board and National Network of ADA Centers jointly offer a free monthly webinar series on the Board’s guidelines and standards and other aspects of accessible design. Sessions also provide an opportunity to earn continuing education credits (CEUs).
Digital Accessibility Foundations
Free Online Course
The W3Cx “Introduction to Web Accessibility” course provides a foundation in accessibility to excel in digital professions and is available on the edX platform.
Virtual Digital Accessibility Events
A free digital accessibility conference.
This great conference by Deque focuses on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences and welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals at any experience level.
Save the date!
The next Axe-con will be Feb 20 – 22 in 2024, but you can register to watch past conference sessions.
Inclusive Design 24
A free 24-hour online event.
Gain knowledge and ideas from analog to digital, design to development, planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between. No sign-up or registration. Sessions are streamed live and publicly on the Inclusive Design 24 YouTube channel.
Save the date!
Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) will return on 21 September 2023
Web Accessibility in Mind Conference
New Digital Accessibility Conference
Presented by WebAIM in partnership with Pope Tech.
Save the date! The Web Accessibility in Mind Conference will be held online on August 29–30, 2023
HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit
Digital accessibility in higher education conference
Covers a wide range of accessibility topics for beginners and experts, non-technical and technical users, and everyone.
Save the date! The Accessibility Summit is on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 (Online)
Paid Accessibility Training Resources
Accessible Documents: Word, PowerPoint, & Acrobat
WebAIM Canvas Course
WebAIM offers this Canvas course for someone who has experience creating Word and PowerPoint documents and wants to learn document accessibility principles and processes.
Offers on-demand digital accessibility courses
Deque University provides an extensive curriculum of self-guided online courses so you can focus on the skills you need with the flexibility your schedule requires. Whether working on your professional development or training a team.
International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
IAAP Professional Certifications and Memberships
IAAP offers professional certifications such as Web and Document Accessibility and membership packages that include professional certification discounts.
Free online courses and certification
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers a Trusted Tester program for the web on the windows platform. You will learn about the Section 508 Standards applicable to the web, how to install and use web accessibility test tools, and how to apply the Trusted Tester process to test websites and web applications to conform to the Revised Section 508 standards.