Web accessibility training

Do you edit your department’s web content? Do you design websites or do development? The resources on this page will help you make your web content accessible. 

It's normal to feel overwhelmed when you begin learning about digital accessibility. There's a lot to learn and it will take time. Start with the role-based training in Siteimprove, which will introduce you to a variety of topics. Then, take a deeper dive into each concept. 

At this time, UC Berkeley is working to meet the success criteria outlined in WCAG 2.0 AA.

Step 1: How to comply with the Web Accessibility Procedures

How to Access

Go to the How to comply with the Web Accessibility Procedures training on the UCB training learning management system.  Complete the training.  Your completion will be tracked and reported on.  This training is required for all UC Berkeley employees. 

Step 2: Role-based training in Siteimprove

How to log in

Siteimprove is a service used by UC Berkeley to test and monitor our websites for accessibility. They also offer a number of introductory training courses about digital accessibility. To access Siteimprove's training:

  1. Log into siteimprove.ucop.edu with your CalNet ID. This establishes an account for you in Siteimprove. 
  2. Click on the Help Center and training drop-down menu and select Training & certificationsThis will take you to Siteimprove Frontier, their new training platform.
     From the Help Center and training drop-downmenu, Training and certification is the 3rd item.
  3. Go the the Catalog.
  4. Under the filter, Search by topic, select Accessibility.

Courses for digital content creators

Take the courses that match your role and responsibilities:

Courses for web designers and developers

Step 3: Concepts for everyone to learn

The following concepts are crucial for accessibility, and you’ll need to learn them whether you’re a content editor or a web developer. You may want to focus on one concept at a time.

Step 4: Advanced and specialized courses

Step 5: Learn to use accessibility checkers

Here are some excellent tools for running automated accessibility checks. There are lots of others you may choose to adopt, but these three cover most of what you can check for with automated tests.

Remember: Automated testing tools are extremely useful, but they can’t check everything.

Step 6: Find and bookmark resources

There are lots of fantastic, free resources to help you build accessible communications. Here are a few to get you started, but we recommend building your own set of go-to resources over time.

Web content editors

Web designers and developers

W3C: Introduction to web accessibility (video 4:07)

Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards

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