Training Resources

Learn about accessibility at your own pace. Explore the following training materials.

Free Training Resources

Intro to Web Accessibility

A Percipio training course

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.

WebAIM

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.

Accessibility Online

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

axe-con

A free digital accessibility conference.

This conference put on by Deque focuses on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences and welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals at any experience level.

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.

Web Accessibility in Mind Conference

New Digital Accessibility Conference

Presented by WebAIM in partnership with Pope Tech.

HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit

Digital accessibility in higher education conference

Vovers a wide range of accessibility topics for beginners and experts, non-technical and technical users, and everyone.

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.

Deque University

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.

Certifications

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.

Trusted Tester

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.

Additional Training Resources