Learning & Development

2021 Dec 09

Web Accessibility for Developers

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Web Accessibility for Developers is a training based on 10 Essentials for Developers. Meant as a follow-up to "Digital Accessibility for Content Creators" or another introduction to accessibility, we survey some essentials for developers with code examples, demonstrations, and an emphasis on testing.

This training will be held virtually via Zoom in two sessions: 10 am - 12 pm, and 2 pm - 4 pm. 

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2021 Dec 09

Digital Accessibility for Content Creators

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

This training will introduce learners to digital accessibility, demonstrate its importance, and provide guidance about Harvard’s Digital Accessibility Policy. We will discuss best practices for creating accessible web content, and also for updating existing content to make it accessible to all users. 

The audience for this training is anyone who develops, edits, or publishes content for a website at Harvard, even if it's not your main job responsibility. There will be some...

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2021 Dec 01

Testing for Digital Accessibility

2:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online

Learn how to conduct a complete assessment of your website’s accessibility using both automated and manual testing tools. The course will include a deep dive into Siteimprove, the Harvard-licensed accessibility testing platform, where we’ll demystify the many features and functionality that allow users to filter, sort, and remediate issues. We’ll also look at manual testing approaches, with interactive demonstrations of various methods and techniques.

This course will cover:  

  • Digital Accessibility Overview - understanding Web Content Accessibility...
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2021 Nov 30

Siteimprove NextGen Overview

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Siteimprove Accessibility, the Harvard-licensed tool to check accessibility, is changing to a new, improved version called NextGen. The new version will have a similar user experience and will still allow you to monitor your site’s accessibility, but will include new features that will make understanding and implementing accessibility fixes much more streamlined. This overview will show you what’s changing, what’s staying the same, and how to use the new NextGen features.

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2021 Dec 02

Evolution and Conservation in the Deep Sea

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

Free Virtual Public Lecture

Rus Hoelzel, Professor of Molecular Ecology, Department of Biosciences, Durham University, U.K.; 2020­–2021 Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Advance Registration Required.

The deep sea is a dark, cold habitat, once thought to be inhospitable to life and uniform across its vast expanses. Technologies such as remotely operated vehicles have...

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2021 Nov 17

Useful Objects: Nineteenth-Century Museums and American Culture

4:30pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Online

Free Virtual Public Lecture

Reed Gochberg, Assistant Director of Studies; Lecturer on History and Literature, Harvard University,

In conversation with:

Brenda Tindal, Executive Director, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Advance Registration Required.

What can the history of museums tell us about their role in American culture today? What kinds of objects were considered worth collecting, and who decided their value? Join Reed...

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2021 Nov 10

Biogeography across Broken Continents and Sunken Islands

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

Advance Registration Required.

The major continents of the Southern Hemisphere—Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica—as well as India and islands in the Pacific, were once part of Gondwana, an ancient supercontinent that began to break up about 180 million years ago. How did this breakup influence the evolution of ecosystems and organisms found on modern continents and islands? This is one of the questions that biogeography, the study of how organisms are...

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2021 Nov 10

Site Building with OpenScholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Intended Audience: Those working independently or participating in building an OpenScholar website.

In this interactive training we will work through a series of hands on activities showing you how to use the OpenScholar software to build a website (such as research projects, initiatives, or department sites).

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the administrative interface of OS to build a website on OpenScholar. No previous experience creating websites is needed.

Sign up is required. This training will be held remotely....

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