Course Catalog

At this time KSARN has 10 online, on-demand courses to serve the accessibility training needs of any student, instructor, or interested staff member in higher education. All courses can be found in 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 Credly.com badge via email.  In order to college the Credly badge, the user will also need to make a free Credly account.

The courses and their topics are:

  1. Remediating Documents for Accessibility
    1. Lesson 1: Legacy Documents
      • Topic 1: Accessibility Checkers
      • Topic 2: Alternative Text
      • Topic 3: Reading Order
      • Topic 4: Color and Contrast
      • Topic 5: Titles, Headings, and Nesting
      • Topic 6: Tables, Lists, and Graphs
    2. Lesson 2: Scanned Documents
      • Topic 1: Getting a Clean Scan
      • Topic 2: Optical Character Recognition
      • Topic 3: Auto Tagging with Adobe
      • Topic 4: Locked PDF’s
      • Topic 5: Copyrights
  2. Accessible Face-to-Face Presentation
    1. Lesson 1: Speaking
    2. Lesson 2: Interacting
    3. Lesson 3: Using Media
  3. Creating Accessible Video (for Students)
    1. Lesson 1: What is an accessible video?
    2. Captions
    3. Audio Description PowerPoint
  4. Creating Accessible Video (for Instructors and Staff)
    1. Lesson 1: Accessible video
    2. Lesson 2: Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
    3. Lesson 3: Audio Alternatives: Subtitles, sign language interpreters, and transcripts
    4. Lesson 4: Audio Alternatives: Captions
    5. Lesson 5: Video Alternatives: Audio descriptions
  5. Accessible Conference Presentations
    1. Lesson 1: Representing your institution and your content
    2. Lesson 2: Representing the conference
    3. Lesson 3: Session type considerations
    4. Lesson 4: Disability etiquette
  6. Creating Accessible Digital Documents
    1. Lesson 1: Introduction to digital documents
    2. Lesson 2: Assistive technology for documents
    3. Lesson 3: Using Word’s tools
    4. Lesson 4: Accessibility checkers
    5. Lesson 5: Saving a document
    6. Lesson 6: Making accessible choices: Color, images, tables
  7. Accessible Online Presentations
    1. Lesson 1: Audience
    2. Lesson 2: Delivery: Synchronous or asynchronous?
    3. Lesson 3: Putting audience and delivery together
  8. Assistive Technology Basics
    1. Lesson 1: What is assistive technology?
    2. Lesson 2: AT for visual impairments
    3. Lesson 3: AT for hearing impairments
    4. Lesson 4: AT for the aging population
    5. Lesson 5: AT solutions for people with mental health impairments
    6. Lesson 6: Other common AT
  9. Impairment Awareness
    1. Lesson 1: Impairment awareness
  10. Introduction to Web Accessibility
    1. Accessibility issues and fixes