Welcome to the Kansas Accessibility Resources Network (KSARN).  KSARN is an “Open Source; Open Access; Open Opportunities” website dedicated to providing free accessibility resources to the Midwest and beyond.  KSARN is an accessibility initiative of Wichita State University in partnership with:
  • Kansas State University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Cowley County Community College
  • Butler Community College

KSARN provides article trainings in a variety of topics as well as free online, self-paced short courses in various accessibility topics. The resources here are designed to help train students, instructors, and the workforce in accessibility.

Training Students

Students need to present their content in an accessible way whenever they are present in a face-to-face or online classroom setting. KSARN helps support institutions with necessary student-facing training in topics such as:

  • Impairment Awareness
  • Accessible face-to-face Presentation
  • Creating Accessible Digital Documents
  • Creating Accessible Video
  • And more!

Training Instructors

Instructors need on-demand, practical accessibility training, and not all institutions have the resources to provide this level of training.  KSARN can help with training in many areas including:

  • Accessible Online Presentation
  • Remediating Documents for Accessibility
  • Assistive Technology Basics
  • Accessible Conference Presentations
  • And more!

Training the Workforce

Accessible design and creation is an important workforce skill.  According to the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT), 83% of employers surveyed see a “moderate” or “significant” increase in the need for workforce skills in accessibility. KSARN helps get those skills into the hands of today’s workers through our free, online trainings in a variety of necessary topics.

Getting Trained and Communicating What You Know

All our courses are designed to take less than 30 minutes if at all possible, and all result in a non-credit “badge” issued from Credly.com if successfully completed.  Each class is targeted to a small group of skills and can be done at your own pace.

Here’s the KSARN team:

Lead Designer
Carolyn Speer, PhD, | carolyn.speer@wichita.edu
Lead Developer
Lead Programmer