Web Accessibility 101

Web Accessibility 101: Level One is now available in Canvas! This asynchronous, self-paced course is the first of three levels that focuses on making online content accessible for everyone. Level One covers basic accessibility fundamentals that you need to know to ensure that your content is accessible to your entire audience. If you create content that is posted or shared on a web page, in a course, in an email, through social media or other modes of online communication, then this course is for you! You can enroll in Level One now!

Topics include:

  • The meaning and importance of web accessibility
  • Basic accessible design principles for web pages, documents, presentations, multimedia, and other content that address accessibility barriers which prevent users from fully accessing web content
  • Web accessibility laws that are applicable to higher ed employees
  • How users with disabilities experience and interact with online content

Web Accessibility 101 Level 1 is Live!

Why is this course necessary?

This course is designed to move the university towards compliance with UNCG’s ICT Accessibility Policy, the ADA, and other federal and state laws that require public entities to provide accessible online content to all users.

Who should complete Level One?

All faculty and staff will benefit from and are welcome to complete this training, but for some positions, this training is critical because it directly impacts their daily work activities. Positions that fall into this category will receive further information from their department or unit leaders regarding how and when to complete Level One. This training will be especially important for faculty who teach at least one online course, faculty who teach a course that has an online component, and staff who create and/or post content on a UNCG website.

One huge benefit – Level One participants will receive a badge and certificate upon completion! This can count towards continuing professional development requirement for online instructors.

How do I get started?

Click the self-enrollment link: WA 101 Canvas Course and you are ready to begin!

How long will it take to complete the course?

This course is asynchronous, so completion time will vary. The average time needed for Level One ranges from 4-8 hours, but participants can work at their own pace. If you are already familiar with certain accessibility topics in a section of the course, you may be able to save some time and skip ahead to the quiz to show mastery of that section.

For questions or more information, contact Melanie Eley at accessibility@uncg.edu