To remove accessibility barriers in design and to ensure equality and inclusion of access and experience for differently abled bodies, Ohio state provides accessibility related training to faculty, staff and students based on the idea of Universal Design.
The Disability Act 2005 defines Universal Design, or UD, as and is based on the following:
The design and composition of an environment so that it may be accessed, understood and used
To the greatest possible extent
In the most independent and natural manner possible
In the widest possible range of situations
Without the need for adaptation, modification, assistive devices or specialized solutions, by any persons of any age or size or having any particular physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual ability or disability, and
Means, in relation to electronic systems, any electronics-based process of creating products, services or systems so that they may be used by any person.
The 7 Principles of Universal Design were developed in 1997 by a working group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers, led by the late Ronald Mace at the North Carolina State University.
Choose from one of the links below to access skills-based training courses for the most commonly used Microsoft products:
- Accessible Microsoft Word document creation training
- Accessible Microsoft PowerPoint document creation training
- Accessible Microsoft Excel document creation training
- Accessible PDF document creation training
For development of accessible Mobile Apps, Web Design and Web Development use the link below for specific training courses:
- Audio/Video accessibility and captioning
- Accessible Mobile App Development
- Accessible Web Design
- Accessible Web Development
For content editors authoring website content, specific training is on the links below: