Accessibility Training & Resources

Making Your Content Available to All Users

WSU Tech provides numerous opportunities for training to make content accessible for all users. Accessibility training includes using Blackboard Ally.  Training materials are listed below. 

Third-Party Tool Training

This training is fully online, so the training video and materials live in Blackboard. We will offer this training course to all faculty every semester starting November 2020. Just email ITAS@wsutech.edu if you want to be enrolled, and we will get you in the next available session. 

In the meantime, check out some of these resources about third-party accessibility:

Audio and Video Accessibility Training

As the first accessibility training to be moved online, the training videos and materials live in Blackboard. We will offer this training course to all faculty every semester. Just email ITAS@wsutech.edu if you want to be enrolled and we will get you in the next available session. 

In the meantime, check out some of these great websites and videos on captioning:

Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel Training

Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF Training

Image and Hyperlink Training 

Select the following links to access training documents:

Blackboard Ally and WCAG 2.1 Resources

Blackboard Ally is now a part of WSU Tech. All courses in the college are now monitored for accessibility. Ally's accessibility checker is based on WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
 

There are two approaches to Blackboard Ally, one for the instructor and one for the student. To learn more about how this system works please contact a member of the Accessibility Committee. You can reference the documents and links below as a starting point to understand Ally and WCAG 2.1.