Deque University - Accessibility Training

SUNY has entered into an agreement with Deque Systems Inc. to provide accessibility training across all SUNY campuses.

What is 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, accessibility testing, and more.

Curriculum

The full curriculum contains over 30 courses that will be valuable to web developers, content editors, and all faculty and staff who create online content (see the Deque University website for details).

The courses are online, self-paced, and take from 30 minutes to 6 hours to complete. Most courses will take 60-90 minutes. 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 course duration.

Courses are arranged into several curricula including Web Accessibility, Document Accessibility, Native Mobile Apps, and Customer Service for People with Disabilities. Courses include quizzes that when successfully completed provide a course certificate.  

Find out which courses are recommended for you based upon your role within the University.

  • All Roles
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
  • Executive Leadership
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Accessibility Program Management
  • Human Resources
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Serving Customers with Disabilities
    • Disability Etiquette Basics
    • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
    • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
  • Information Technology Specialists
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Designing an Accessible User Experience
    • Semantic Structure and Navigation
    • Images, SVG, and Canvas
    • Visual Design and Colors
    • Responsive Design and Zoom
    • Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
    • Device-Independent User Input Methods
    • Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
    • Dynamic Updates, AJAX, Single Page Apps
    • Custom JavaScript/ARIA Widgets
    • Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools
    • Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
    • Web Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology
  • Faculty
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
    • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)
  • Student Affairs Professionals
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Serving Customers with Disabilities
    • Disability Etiquette Basics
    • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
    • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
    • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
    • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)
  • Academic advisors
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Serving Customers with Disabilities
    • Disability Etiquette Basics
    • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
    • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
    • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
    • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)
  • Health/Wellness
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Serving Customers with Disabilities
    • Disability Etiquette Basics
    • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
    • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
  • Admissions & Enrollment
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Serving Customers with Disabilities
    • Disability Etiquette Basics
    • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
    • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
    • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
    • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)
  • Alumni
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Other courses as needed
  • Instructional Designers
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Designing an Accessible User Experience
    • Visual Design and Colors
    • Responsive Design and Zoom
    • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
    • Document Accessibility Courses as needed (Word, PDF, etc.)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Serving Customers with Disabilities
    • Disability Etiquette Basics
    • Effective Communication, Part 1: Communication in Person
    • Effective Communication, Part 2: Remote Communication
  • Ombudsman
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Other courses as needed
  • Business office/purchasing
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
  • Administrative Staff
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
  • Web Developers, Advanced QA Testers
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Designing an Accessible User Experience
    • Semantic Structure and Navigation
    • Images, SVG, and Canvas
    • Visual Design and Colors
    • Responsive Design and Zoom
    • Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
    • Device-Independent User Input Methods
    • Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
    • Dynamic Updates, AJAX, Single Page Apps
    • Custom JavaScript/ARIA Widgets
    • Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools
    • Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
    • Web Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology
  • QA Testers (Basic)
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools
    • Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
    • Web Accessibility Testing: WCAG Conformance Testing, Detailed Methodology
  • Designers
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Designing an Accessible User Experience
    • Visual Design and Colors
    • Responsive Design and Zoom
    • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Document Creators/Editors (Fundamentals course + any of the below as needed)
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content
    • Contributors
    • MS Word Accessibility
    • MS PowerPoint Accessibility
    • MS Excel Accessibility
    • InDesign Accessibility
    • PDF Accessibility Basic
    • PDF Accessibility Advanced
    • EPUB Accessibility
  • Mobile App Developers
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Designing an Accessible User Experience
    • iOS Mobile App Accessibility
    • Android Mobile App Accessibility
  • Program Managers
    • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
    • Accessibility Program Management

Access to Courses

There are no restrictions on the number of users and costs are being covered by SUNY. There is no charge to individuals or departments. All Binghamton faculty and staff can request access. The full curriculum is available faculty and staff.

To request access, please complete this linked signup form. This information will be passed on to Deque on a weekly basis. You will receive a welcome email from Deque with login instructions. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam folder.

Questions

Any questions regarding Deque University should be directed to:

Drew Hill
Web Director
Email: dhill@binghamton.edu

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