Two web accessibility classes are available to any website editors at Georgetown. Classes are online in Canvas and can be taken at your leisure. You don’t have to be using the UIS WordPress templates to attend!
Web Accessibility for Content Editors
Duration: 2 hours
Format: Online Canvas Course
Prerequisite: Introduction to WordPress (required only if your website is in the UIS codebase)
What you’ll get out of this class: Read-Only level access to Siteimprove and the ability to fix and prevent basic issues
Access to this class: If you’ve never taken a Web Services course in Canvas, log in to Canvas and then click “Enroll in Course” -> “Go to the Course” -> “Modules” -> “Web Accessibility for Content Editors“.
If you’ve previously taken a Web Services course in Canvas, you can go directly to “Web Accessibility for Content Editors“.
Decisions in Siteimprove
Format: Online Canvas Course
Prerequisite: Web Accessibility for Content Editors
What you’ll get out of this class: GU User level access to Siteimprove and the ability to make decisions on Reviews
Access to course: If you completed Web Accessibility for Content Editors online, the new module will automatically appear in Canvas. If you completed the in person course, please email email@example.com for instructions on opening the module.
If you have a group of 10 or more and are interested in a custom training over zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SiteImprove Academy offers a number of training classes that anyone from Georgetown with a SiteImprove account can take.
- Accessibility Fundamentals for the Web (new window) – This course covers the basics of web accessibility including why accessibility is important, the guidelines, and how to start creating an accessibility program.
- Accessibility for the Classroom (new window) – This course covers how students may be interacting with school content and why it needs to be accessible for them.
- Accessibility for Content Contributors (new window) – This course covers what a content contributor should be responsible for, how to format different content to make it accessible, and what specific forms of media need to be accessible.
- Accessibility Testing for the Web (new window) – This course covers how to test for accessibility both manually and automatically.
- Making Accessible PDFs (new window) – This course specifically covers how PDFs need to be made accessible and how to create them so they are.
- Accessible Multimedia (new window) – This course covers more specifically what multimedia needs to be accessible, including videos, photos, etc.
- Accessibility for Designers (new window) – This course covers what the role of designer should be responsible, how design elements like color and images should be made accessible, and how to design things like forms.