SUNY has entered into an agreement with Deque Systems Inc. to provide accessibility training across all SUNY campuses.
Deque University is an online digital accessibility training platform that provides comprehensive training on a wide variety of topics including web accessibility, document accessibility, accessibility testing and more.
The full curriculum contains over 30 courses that will be valuable to web developers, content editors, and all faculty and staff who create online materials (see the Deque University website for details).
The courses are online, self-paced, and take from 30 minutes to 6 hours to complete. Most courses will take 60-90 minutes. Courses are designed for a wide range of technical skills from easy to advanced. The Introduction page included for each course provides information on the primary intended audience, technical level, suggested prerequisites, and duration.
Courses are arranged into several curricula including:
Courses include quizzes that when successfully completed provide a course certificate. We recommend that everyone complete the “Accessibility Fundamentals—Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws” course first, then take additional courses that meet your interests and technical skill level.
All UB faculty and staff may request access to full Deque University curriculum at no charge. A valid @buffalo email is required. Please allow a few days for your access to be set up. You will receive an email from Deque with your login information. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the message.
If you have questions about Deque University, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at email@example.com or 716-645-2266.
The World Wide Web (W3C) Consortium has established accessibility standards through its Web Accessibility Initiative. The Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or WCAG 2.0, is considered to be the industry standard in ensuring accessible electronic content.