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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020

Online Certification Courses in Accessibility: Register for Deque University

Deque University is an online digital accessibility training platform that provides comprehensive training on a wide variety of topics including web accessibility, document accessibility, and accessibility testing.

The full curriculum contains more than 30 courses that will be valuable to web developers, content editors, and all faculty and staff members who create materials for web content and instruction.  

The courses are online and self-paced, and most take 60–90 minutes to complete, although some take as little as 30 minutes or as long as six hours. Courses are designed for a wide range of technical skills from easy to advanced. The introduction page included for each course provides information on the primary intended audience, technical level, suggested prerequisites, and duration.

Courses are arranged into several curricular areas, including Web Accessibility, Document Accessibility, Native Mobile App Accessibility, and Customer Service for People with Disabilities. Courses include quizzes that when successfully completed provide a course certificate. It is recommended that everyone complete the “Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws” course first, and then take other courses in their area of interest or expertise.  

The cost of the training is covered by SUNY. There is no charge to individuals or departments, and there are no restrictions on the number of users. All Buffalo State faculty and staff members may request access. The full curriculum will be available. 

To request access, please complete the Request for Deque University sign-up form. This information will be provided to Deque on a weekly basis. You will receive a welcome e-mail from Deque with log-on instructions. If you don’t receive an e-mail within one week, please check your spam folder. 

Please direct questions regarding Deque University to Sumana Silverheels, technology accommodations coordinator in Student Accessibility Services, and chair of the Campus Accessibility Team.

Submitted by: Sumana Silverheels
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