Digital Accessibility Guidelines & Training

Digital accessibility refers to ensuring that our digital content can be accessed and understood by everyone, including those with disabilities. The following resources will help City staff who create digital content - including websites, emails, PDFs, social media, and video - understand and follow these guidelines.

Is your digital content creating barriers? Digital Content Accessibility Training Series from OPA

Overview

This training series from the Office of Public Affairs will introduce employees to digital accessibility and how it applies to their work, including tips and tools for following accessibility guidelines.

Who should attend?

City employees who create digital content including websites, emails, PDFs, social media, video, and multimedia.

Session Details & Registration

The series includes four sessions to cover different aspects of digital accessibility, and employees can attend the sessions that are relevant to their work. Each session will be held virtually via Zoom and also recorded and offered on demand.

  • February 2, 10-11 a.m. - Session 1: Digital Accessibility (ADA) 101

    • Digital accessibility refers to making sure that our website and digital content (websites, emails, PDFs, social media, video, multimedia) can be accessed and understood by everyone, including people with disabilities. This training will provide an introduction to this topic for employees who work on City websites or create digital content, including quick tips to help make content more accessible. This session is recommended as a foundation for the additional trainings.
    • Register for Session 1
  • February 9, 10-11 a.m. - Session 2: Digital Accessibility for Web Content

    • Learn best practices for creating web content that is user-friendly, and how to avoid and fix common accessibility issues. This session is recommended for employees who manage or edit content on City websites. 
    • Digital Accessibility 101 (Session 1) is recommended as a foundation for this training.
    • Register for Session 2
  • February 16, 10-11 a.m. - Session 3: Digital Accessibility for PDFs & Documents

    • Learn best practices for creating PDFs and documents that meet digital accessibility (ADA) guidelines, and get an introduction to common tools to help you do this. This training is recommended for employees who create, scan, or distribute documents and PDFs, particularly documents that are posted online or viewed by the public. 
    • Digital Accessibility 101 (Session 1) is recommended as a foundation for this training.
    • Register for Session 3
  • February 23, 10-11 a.m. - Session 4: Digital Accessibility for Social Media, Video & Multimedia

    • Did you know that digital accessibility (ADA) guidelines apply to social media, video, and multimedia content? Through tips and examples, learn how to make your content more accessible on social platforms and in multimedia content. 
    • Digital Accessibility 101 (Session 1) is recommended as a foundation for this training.
    • Register for Session 4

Training Questions or Feedback

Contact Katy Dillard – Kathryn.Dillard@durhamnc.gov