Drupal and Web Accessibility

Cal State LA uses Drupal as the web platform for developing university websites. Drupal provides the campus community the tools they need to create and maintain accessible web content without using any external applications or the need to know any programming languages. The following workshops are available by request for any person who develops or maintains a university website. Depending on what your role is in supporting your area's websites, you may need to attend just the overview workshop or multiple workshops. The web accessibility workshop is also highly recommended to all web authors, including faculty and student assistants, who create or maintain a university website.

For how-to guides and video tutorials, visit the Web Support and Training website.


Drupal Part 1: Overview

This workshop provides an overview of Drupal, web content management systems, key terminologies, user roles and workflow. It also covers how to perform basic tasks such as creating, editing, approving and publishing accessible content. This workshop is suitable for any person who creates, maintains, or is responsible for a university website.

Duration: 90 minutes

Date and Time Location Evaluation
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Drupal Part 2: Group Admin

This workshop provides a more in-depth training which focuses on the responsibilities and tasks exclusively handled by the administrators of a group. This includes creating and managing menus, adding a banner and editing a group homepage, adding a slideshow, approving and publishing content, and managing users. This workshop is suitable for any person who is designated as a group administrator.

Duration: 90 minutes

Prerequisite: Drupal Part 1: Overview workshop.


There are no workshops scheduled at this time.


Web Accessibility: Manual Checks

Take a deeper dive into web accessibility by learning how to spot and fix certain issues that are hard to find using an automated testing tool. Gain a new perspective on navigating a website by participating in a screen reader activity, try to spot accessibility issues on a sample page, and finally dive in and learn how to use headers, make content easy to read, check page structure by disabling Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and more. This workshop is suitable for any person who creates, maintains, or is responsible for a university website.

NOTE: Attendees should have a basic knowledge of web accessibility prior to attending this workshop. To learn about web accessibility, please attend Drupal Part 1: Overview.

Duration: 90 minutes

Date and Time Location Evaluation
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
LPW 4056
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