DAP Digital Accessibility Workshop Series

February 21, 2024

Annoucement from the UC Berkeley Digital Accessibility Program:

The Digital Accessibility Program (DAP) is excited to announce our continuing accessibility workshop series! Sessions will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m.  through March. Each virtual session will begin with 15-minute presentations on the topics listed below, followed by office hours with our accessibility specialists. Bring your accessibility questions! 

Register now for the sessions you’d like to attend and get early access to the slide deck. Follow the links below to get registered:

  • Jan. 30: Siteimprove - Are you new to using Siteimprove to improve the accessibility of your website? Siteimprove's own Travis Vermeluelen will join us for a comprehensive 45-minute introduction.
  • Feb. 1: Captions - Learn how to write captions for your videos. Topics include WCAG requirements, speaker ID, background sounds, and the difference between captions and subtitles.
  • Feb. 6: Color - Do you know how to use color in an accessible way? Topics include color contrast ratios and the use of color to convey information.
  • Feb. 8: Headings - Learn why headings are important, how to use them correctly, and how users of assistive technologies rely on headings.
  • Feb. 13: Lists - Learn about accessible lists, nested lists, and how assistive tech users rely on lists that are correctly configured.
  • Feb. 15 Keyboard Accessibility - What does keyboard access mean? How can you ensure your content can be used by keyboard-only users?
  • Feb. 20: Images - Do you know how to use images in an accessible way? Topics include alt text, image descriptions, long descriptions, and more.
  • Feb. 22: Links - Learn how to create accessible links. Topics include meaningful text and link styling.
  • Feb. 27: Tables - What does an accessible table look like? Learn about how to create accessible tables, when not to use tables, and how assistive technology users make use of tables.
  • Feb. 29: Transcripts - Learn about when transcripts are required and how to prepare them.
  • Mar. 5: Plain language - Plain language is information that users understand the first time they read it. Learn how to communicate clearly.
  • Mar. 7: Charts & Graphs - Learn how to create accessible charts and graphs that work for users who are blind, colorblind, or have low vision.

We encourage everyone to attend this workshop series, regardless of skill level or experience with digital accessibility. By learning more about digital accessibility, we can help ensure your digital content is accessible to everyone.