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Self-Paced Accessibility Courses

Learn the essentials for ensuring the accessibility of instructional materials in these self-paced courses.

Self-paced courses are now available three different ways to meet your needs:

WebAim Training

Accessible Documents Training: Word, PowerPoint & Acrobat

Designed for staff and faculty employed by the California Community Colleges, this course covers principles and processes for:

  • Creating accessible document content and structure in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Evaluating the accessibility of well-structured Word and PowerPoint documents.
  • Optimizing the accessibility of PDFs exported from well-structured Word and PowerPoint documents with Acrobat.
  • Creating accessible document content and structure in Excel (bonus module).

Course modality

This course is delivered via a separate instance of the Canvas Learning Management System. The training is cohort based, with each course starting the first Monday of the month, unless there is a U.S. holiday that week. If there is a holiday that week, the course will start the following Monday. Participants have 60 business days (excluding weekends and U.S. holidays) to complete the course. Participation beyond the 60 days must be petitioned through the CCC Accessibility Center; extensions will be granted only on an extremely limited basis. This course can only be taken once.

Assessments & Certificates

Participants demonstrate their mastery of the course materials through multiple-choice assessments. Each section of the course has a quiz with between four and eight questions, based on its objectives. Each module has a 10-question exam. Participants pass the course by meeting the following requirements for the four main modules:

  • All section quiz scores are 100% (with unlimited retakes).
  • All module exam scores are 80% or better (with one retake per exam).

Certificates of Completion

Participants who successfully complete the course and assessments will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Sign Up for Accessible documents training today!

CCC Accessibility Center Canvas Courses

In collaboration with @ONE, the CCC Accessibility Center has designed a series of free, online micro-courses in Canvas that focus on accessibility best practices. These courses focus on the basic practices for creating accessible content and instructional materials so as to support access for students with disabilities and all other members of the campus community.

Please note: these are self-paced, non-facilitated courses and are not eligible to receive a badge or continuing education units from the CVC/OEI or CCC Accessibility Center.

Courses Requiring Canvas Registration:

View the Accessibility Essentials micro-courses and enroll in a course today. Micro-courses with “CCCAC” in the title are estimated to take 20 minutes or less to complete.

Available courses include:

  • Accessibility Basics
  • Alternate Media Production Manual
  • Introduction to Alternate Media
  • CCCAC Foundations of Digital Accessibility Law
  • Braille Microcourses:
    • CCCAC Introduction to Braille
    • CCCAC Braille Alphabet
    • CCCAC Braille Font Attributions & Emphasis
    • CCCAC Braille Headings
    • CCCAC Braille Lists
    • CCCAC Braille Numbers
    • CCCAC Braille Page Formatting
    • CCCAC Braille Punctuation
    • CCCAC Braille Sentences
    • CCCAC Types of Braille
  • Introduction to Kurzweil 3000
  • Overview of Kurzweil 3000 Features
  • Pope Tech Instructor Accessibility Guide
  • Creating Accessible Captions
  • Workflows for PDF Remediation: PDF Accessibility Checking
  • Workflows for PDF Remediation: Understanding the Barriers

Each course is delivered via Canvas and includes hands-on exercises, video demonstrations, and solutions to create and deliver accessible content. Browse the @ONE course catalog for additional online training opportunities.

Public Courses (no registration required):

Public self-paced courses do not require registration to access course content. Should a participant want to access some assignments they would need to register.