Cal State LA is committed to making information technology resources and services accessible to all individuals regardless of disability. All web authors, including faculty and student assistants, who create or maintain a university website should attend the following web accessibility workshops. We encourage other university members who are interested in learning about web accessibility and the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) to attend these informative workshops.
For step-by-step handouts, visit the Handouts page.
Web Accessibility Part 1: Awareness and Testing
This workshop provides a general awareness of the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI), information regarding legal requirements, and additional online and on-campus web accessibility resources. It also includes an activity that allows users to experience navigating a website from the perspective of someone with a disability.
Duration: 90 minutes
Web Accessibility Part 2: Manual Checks
This workshop is designed to assist web authors with creating accessible websites. Topics covered in this workshop include manually performing accessibility checks that cannot be tested with software, accessible hyperlinks, the proper use of styles and headings, color contrast and visibility issues, page navigation, and HTML and CSS validation.
Duration: 2 hours
Prerequisites: (1) Basic knowledge of HTML and website development. (2) Web Accessibility Part 1: Awareness and Testing workshop attendance or completion of its Moodle course.
Web Accessibility Part 3: 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. 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.
All campus individuals (on a group-by-group basis) that create and maintain university websites will be invited to attend the workshop and kick start their remediation efforts on the proper use of alternative text (Checkpoint A), color (Checkpoint C), and frames (Checkpoint I), as well as adherence to current link requirements.
Duration: 90 minutes