The following options are available to Penn State faculty, staff and students.
Video recordings of past events can be found on the Webinars page.
The schedule of events lists upcoming webinars and face to face sessions open to the Penn State community. The list includes selected free events offered by vendors and organizations outside of Penn State.
World Campus OL 3000
The OL 3000 course (“Supporting Accessibility for Online Learners” ) offers an introduction to how to work with student accommodation requests. Any Penn State instructor can enroll through the World Campus Faculty Development Program.
Lynda.com Accessibility Courses
Penn State students, faculty and staff can enroll in multiple accessibility courses on the Lynda.com (http://lynda.psu.edu) online training platform. See the Accessibility playlist for some suggested courses.
Note: People outside of Penn State can preview the playlist at Lynda.com.
Training On Demand
Penn State groups can request custom training on many topics listed on the webinars page. Go to the ITS Training on Demand page to learn more and make a request. Available topics include:
- Blockers for Accessibility
- Course Guidelines
- Movie Captioner software
- Microsoft Office
- Sites at Penn State Accessibility
Other topics covered on the Web site may also be available. Contact ITSTraining@psu.edu for more information.
Note: The minimum attendance is five, but many sessions may be free.
Non-Penn State Sites
Learners wanting a reference book may want to consider these options.
- Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students with Disabilities by Norm Coombs (2010)—This is a short book aimed for instructors. It covers policy, Word, PowerPoint, math and multimedia basics. No HTML needed.
- Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance by Jim Thatcher et al (2006)—This is a comprehensive book for Web developers and covers policy, WCAG 2.0 and includes code samples for a variety of commonly encountered accessibility issues.