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Digital Accessibility Leaders Program

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Digital Accessibility Leaders Program

Designed for full-time employees who want to take on greater responsibility in the field of digital accessibility.

Program Description


  • Discuss WCAG guidelines, Section 508, and ADA Title III
  • Conduct basic testing of digital tools to make recommendations about their use
  • Develop workshops designed for colleagues
  • Demonstrate leadership skills when working with colleagues


  • Two year term that can be renewed for two years
  • Open to faculty and staff
  • Application process and approval from supervisor
  • Prior knowledge or experience not necessary, just an interest in supporting and sharing knowledge about digital accessibility
  • Opportunity for professional growth 


  1. Take Deque courses – Access for one year upon registration
    1. Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws ($45; 90 minutes)
    2. Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors ($45, 90 min.)
    3. Basic PDF Accessibility ($45, 45 min)
    4. Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers ($45, 90 min)
  2. Meet once or twice a month with digital accessibility director and other Leaders
  3. Serve as the point of contact for designated areas to promote digital accessibility 
  4. Conduct two active learning sessions per academic year
  5. Advocate for digital accessibility as part of Universal Design for Learning by supporting the 3 year plan
  6. Assist departments with preparing for their Digital Accessibility Progress Check-Ins


  • Faculty: one course reduction per semester, or equivalent as determined by supervisors
  • Staff: equivalent of one course reduction as determined by supervisors