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

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30pm
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 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.

Date and Time Location Evaluation
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Web Accessibility: Fixing Checkpoint A, C, I, and Link Requirements

This workshop covers step-by-step remediation of the top four accessibility issues that have the greatest impact towards taking our university websites to a better level of ATI compliance (i.e., proper use of alternative text (Checkpoint A), color (Checkpoint C), frames (Checkpoint I), and adherence to current link requirements). In combination with the Focused ATI Reports, web authors and others who work on university websites will be given group access to the Compliance Sheriff tool and shown how to use Compliance Deputy to find, correct, and verify compliance of non-passing webpages.

Duration: 90 minutes

Date and Time Location Evaluation
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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