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 Web Accessibility, Document Accessibility, Native Mobile Apps, and Customer Service for People with Disabilities. Courses include quizzes that when successfully completed provide a course certificate. It is recommended that everyone complete the “Accessibility Fundamentals - Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws” course first, then take additional courses that meet your interests and technical skill level.
There are no restrictions on the number of users and costs are being covered by SUNY. There is no charge to individuals or departments. All UB faculty and staff can request access. The full curriculum will be available.
To request access, please complete the form at: https://ubuffalo.formstack.com/forms/deque_univ_signup. This information will be passed on to Deque on a weekly basis. You will receive a welcome email from Deque with login instructions. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam folder.
Any questions regarding Deque University should be directed to:
Web Accessibility Officer
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.