At this time KSARN has 13 online, on-demand courses to serve the accessibility training needs of any student, instructor, or interested staff member in higher education. A list of all courses and their description can be found below. To access courses, visit the “Free Training” area of the site. Please note that while courses are listed in the Free Training area by target audience, anyone can take any course they want to, regardless of role. All courses are free and require the user to make a free KSARN account. Successful completion of a course will result in the user receiving a certificate of completion, which can be downloaded and printed.
Accessible Conference Presentations
In this course, you will learn how to represent your institution and content, how to represent the conference, session type considerations, and disability etiquette. This course is ideal for both instructors and college students presenting at a conference, or anyone wishing to learn more about conference presentations.
Accessible Face-to-Face Presentations
This course is helpful for anyone asked to make a face-to-face presentation, especially for students needing to present in the classroom. In it, you will cover speaking, interacting, and using media accessibly.
Accessible Online Presentations
In this course, you’ll learn about audience, synchronous and asynchronous delivery, and how to put them together in an accessible way. This course can be helpful to instructors, students, or anyone needing to present online.
An Introduction to Web Accessibility
This introduction will teach you the basics of web accessibility, common issues, and how to fix them. This course is intended for anyone tasked with putting content on the web, such as students fulfilling a classroom assignment, instructors posting course information or content online, staff who work on a website, and other interested parties.
Assistive Technology Basics
After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify common types of AT for visual impairment, identify common AT for hearing impairments, recognize other common AT and their applications, consider the value of AT for the aging population, and identify some AT solutions for people with mental health impairments. This course is intended for people working at all levels of education, librarians, administrators, and anyone wanting to learn about AT.
Creating Accessible Video (for Students)
In this course, students will learn what makes a video accessible, what captions are, what audio description is, and how to use PowerPoints accessibly in video. This course is designed for students needing to create a video other students will view; however, it is open to anyone interested in learning about accessible video.
Creating Accessible Video (for Instructors and Staff)
In this course, instructors and staff will learn what makes a video accessible, how to use PowerPoints accessibly in your video, what audio and video alternatives are available and how to use them. Although created for instructors and staff needing to create lecture or training videos, this course is useful for anyone wanting to create a video.
Creating Accessible Digital Documents
This course covers assistive technology for documents, using Word’s tools to make an accessible document, accessibility checkers, saving a document, and making accessible choices. It is fitting for students needing to create and distribute documents to other students, instructors creating documents for students, guests to campus creating handouts, or anyone needing to create documents others will use.
How to Read and Understand a VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Ever wonder if the digital tool you’re using in your course is accessible? Have you inquired about the accessibility of a publisher’s content? You’re probably going to receive a VPAT if you have. In this course you will learn what a VPAT is, how to acquire one for the product in question, the benefits and limitations of the VPAT, WCAG vs. Section 508, VPAT guidelines, conformance levels, how to read the VPAT, and how to assess the VPAT for your needs. This course is ideal for instructors or staff needing to verify the accessibility level of a tool or anyone wanting to learn more about digital accessibility and VPATs.
Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to compare and contrast accessibility and accommodation, define Universal Design and understand its benefits, analyze documents for accessibility, and list ways to make information delivery within the classroom more accessible. It is intended for college and university students seeking to become more aware of human diversity, instructors who want to know more about working with diverse student populations, administrators and other staff who would like to feel more confident working with diverse student populations, and other interested parties.
Remediating Documents for Accessibility
This short course will walk you through the basics of remediating legacy and scanned documents for accessibility. This content is useful for instructors and staff who must be in compliance with Section 508, Section 504, the ADA, and/or other accessibility regulations, businesses that desire to reach a larger audience, students, or anyone in need of reaching those who utilize assistive technology.
Universal Design for Learning : Universal Design
This short course is intended for instructors in higher education or anyone interested in learning about universal design in education. It will walk you through the seven principles of universal design, the three principles of universal design for learning, and applying the universal design review process for adult education.
Wichita State University Required Annual Accessibility Training 2023-24 Academic Year
This training is specific to Wichita State University, but is open to anyone.