Digital Accessibility Office (DAO)
UNC has a Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) to answer accessibility-related questions and provide guidance, training, and support pertaining to all digital content. Digital content includes websites, PDFs or Word documents, videos, social media, and more. They will work with you to provide the resources and support you need to comply with digital accessibility policies and standards.Visit the Digital Accessibility Office Website
- Digital Accessibility Policy
- Accessibility of Digital Content, Resources, and Technology Standard
- Accessibility Standards for Procurement of Digital Content, Resources, and Technology
All classes are available via a live, instructor-led course (via Zoom).
There are two ways to register for classes:
- Permanent employees should use the Carolina Talent link so they receive credit for taking the courses.
- Temp workers, students and other affiliates should use the LearningStream link.
The DAO has started to offer online self-paced trainings for some of the classes.
- Digital Accessibility Awareness – The goal of this training is to build your awareness of the techniques for making digital content accessible to a wide variety of people.
- Captioning – The goal of this training is to teach you the impact of captioning video, captioning resources available to you, and how to caption using YouTube’s built-in features.
- Web Accessibility Basics – The goal of this training is to walk you through the basics of creating accessible digital content on the web.
- Digital Accessibility in Course Design – The goal of this training is to introduce faculty and instructors to concepts you can start with to begin making your course content more accessible and inclusive for all students.
- Document Remediation Part 1 – Word and PowerPoint – The goal of this training is to teach you best practices for ensuring your Word documents and PowerPoint presentations are fully accessible.
- Document Remediation Part 2 – PDF Accessibility – This goal of this training is to teach you the tools and processes to ensure you have a basic understanding of PDF accessibility requirements. We will be using Adobe Acrobat for this training. NOTE: it is highly recommend you take Document Remediation Part 1 – Word and PowerPoint before taking this course. Some core topics covered in Part 1 will not be repeated.
- Social Media – The goal of this training is to provide information and guidance for ensuring your social media content is inclusive and reaches all audiences.
- Procurement – The goal of this training is to walk you through what to look for when purchasing with accessibility in mind.
- Zoom Accessibility – The goal of this training is to help teach you the best practices to ensure your meetings and events through Zoom are accessible.