Accessibility Compliance Training
The university’s EIT Accessibility Policy states that all agents of the university, including faculty and staff, who create or contribute to the creation or procurement of websites, software, applications, electronic course content, or the content provided in any of these, must complete Electronic & Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility training.
Completing this training not only fulfills a compliance requirement but also provides the UC community with the necessary baseline understanding of creating accessible course materials, websites and other electronic content and systems for persons with disabilities, an act which is critical in the university’s ability to fulfill the mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act that no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefit of services, programs, or activities of the university.
The accessibility compliance training is delivered through the Accessibility Compliance Training Portal in Canvas. The course includes multiple trainings on topics related to electronic accessibility. New training modules will be added as needed to meet the evolving needs of the UC community. Modules completed in the Training Portal will be tracked and contribute to training requirements. Our aim is to provide the UC community with a range of trainings so that individuals can choose topics that relate to the technology, software, and processes used most frequently.
To access the portal, log into Canvas, and select Courses on the left navigation. Select the 2023-2025 Accessibility Compliance Training Portal. If you do not see the course listed, select the "All Courses" option at the bottom of the drop-down menu, and a list of all of the Canvas courses you are enrolled in will appear. Employees are enrolled in the course based on eligibility of course requirements; if you are not enrolled and would like to be, or believe you should be, please submit a request for enrollment. For technical assistance with the course, contact the IT@UC help desk.
Please direct any questions to the Accessibility Network via email.
150 points are required to meet your Accessibility Compliance Training requirement. This can be accomplished by completing the general Getting Started with eAccessibility at UC module, or if you prefer a more customized experience, you may select three 50-point courses covering more specific accessibility topics. You can track points earned by selecting Grades.
30 minutes to complete. You must earn 150 points to meet the compliance requirement.
- Microsoft Word Basics: Learn how a person using a screen reader navigates a document and three key accessibility techniques that can be applied to your Word Documents. (30 minutes to complete, 50 points for credit)
- PowerPoint Basics: Learn techniques for making your PowerPoint presentations more accessible including best practices for slide design, color contrast, and using images effectively. (30 minutes to complete, 50 points for credit)
- Purchasing Accessible Products: Learn the process for selecting and purchasing accessible Electronic Information Technology. (30 minutes to complete, 50 points for credit)
- Captioning Basics: Learn about the importance of captions for accessibility, the different types of captioning, and the tools and services used for captioning. (30 minutes to complete, 50 points for credit)
- Closed Captions for Kaltura Videos: Learn about the variety of captioning options in Kaltura, including ordering captions for a student accommodation, ordering and editing automatic captions, and the process for ordering professional captions through your college or office. (30 minutes to complete, 50 points for credit)
60 minutes to complete. You must earn all 150 points to meet the compliance requirement.
- Getting Started with eAccessibility at UC: Learn about the policies, procedures and responsibilities that guide accessible Electronic and Information Technology and allow faculty and staff to contribute to UC’s mission to provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish.
Frequently Asked Questions
As stated in the EIT Accessibility Policy, all agents of the university, including faculty and staff, who create or contribute to the creation or procurement of websites, software, applications, electronic course content, or the content provided in any of these, must complete the EIT Accessibility training course. This includes:
- Faculty members who use Canvas or any online systems or materials for teaching and learning
- Staff members who create any content or resources for or in Canvas to support faculty
- All faculty, staff or students who are web authors, and/or content contributors to a UC or UC-affiliated website, mobile app, or the UC intranet Bearcats Landing
- Faculty and staff who distribute UC-affiliated communications using systems such as Success Factors or Catalyst or through email distribution methods, like listservs or newsletter software
- All faculty and staff who create or utilize multi-media content presented through channels like YouTube, or used for university events or in trainings
- Faculty and staff who are involved in the selection, purchasing, and/or management of third-party software or systems, either centrally or within units
- IT Staff (central and distributed) who support the implementation of third-party systems or who develop or create apps or other software for use at UC
If you have questions about the requirements for this course, please contact the university’s EIT Accessibility Coordinator.
An upcoming feature includes the option to receive credit that fulfills annual compliance training requirements when you attend select workshops offered by CET&L and the Accessibility Network.
If you want to check to see if you have completed the training, log into Canvas, and select the 2023-2025 Accessibility Compliance Training Portal course. Select Grades on the left navigation menu. If you have completed the course you will have earned a total of 150 points. If you do not have a total of 150 points in the Grades section of Canvas, you have not completed the course, and need to return to the Modules tab in the navigation to complete the Knowledge Checks for the Modules you have reviewed.
The easiest way to keep a record of your course completion is to take a screenshot of your grades. Remember that you may be asked to verify your course completion before being granted to some campus systems.
After completing the quiz, scroll down and note any incorrect answers. To take the quiz again, navigate to the top of the quiz, and select the "Take Quiz Again" button. You must answer all questions correctly to get credit for the training course.
The deadline to complete the training isn't until June of 2025. However, it is very important to note that your access to several systems across campus is tied to your completion of the course and you could lose access to systems like AEM or Canvas if you delay in completing the training. We recommend completing as soon as you are able to avoid any unnecessary delays.