What is Access University?
Access University is an accessibility training product offered by Level Access that provides training for digital accessibility topics including websites, electronic documents, general law, policy and disability types. Users of all knowledge levels can benefit from these informative training resources.
Each topic is covered with short videos that focus on the key accessibility requirements that will benefit the student. Each section also has text based resources that deepen the learning. This service is being provided for free by the Department of Information Resources via a cooperative contract with Level Access.
How do I Enroll?
Enrollment in Access University is easy and has been approved for use by the Information Security Office for Texas State University faculty and staff. To enroll, email Level Access Support your TXST NetID email and your first and last name. In 1 to 3 days, you should receive a confirmation email with a link to the resources. If you do not receive the confirmation email within a week, contact Level Access Support for assistance completing your enrollment.
Disclaimer: Texas State University cannot provide support for Level Access services. If you have support related questions regarding Access University, please contact Level Access directly.
What Courses should I take?
After you complete account set up, the DOIT Accessibility Team recommends taking the follow courses:
- Access University New User Orientation
- Introduction to the ADA
- Accessibility Concepts v2.0
- Introduction to Section 508
After that, the direction you take with training materials is really based on the type of content you are working on. The links below outline broader topics included in Access University.
- Document Accessibility
- Tips for Writing Meaningful Alt Text
- Best Practices for Creating Accessible Emails
- Adobe InDesign Accessibility
There are many other topics included in this service, so feel free to explore your options.