Learning & Development

2022 Jan 25

Digital Accessibility for Content Creators

1:00pm to 3:30pm

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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2022 Jan 20

Creating Accessible Documents

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

This course provides an overview of the concepts and concrete steps to create accessible documents. Designing with accessibility in mind improves ease of use and access to your content for everyone. To ensure a hands-on learning experience in this course, there are a number of activities for which your laptop will be required.

Software requirements: Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Recommended software: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

This course will provide:

  • Understanding of core concepts and benefits of accessible design
  • How to...
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2022 Jan 11

Siteimprove NextGen Overview

10:00am to 11:00am

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 09

Site Building with Open Scholar

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.

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2021 Dec 14

Digital Accessibility Foundations (2 day course)

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This training will be held virtually via Zoom on December 14 and 15 from 9 am - 11 am, and 1 pm - 3 pm each day. This course is part of the IT Academy, but is open to all and recommended for anyone and everyone at Harvard.  

This course provides an overview of digital accessibility and includes a number of activities for which your laptop will be required. This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to accessibility – gain understanding about the meaning, history, and importance of digital...
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2021 Dec 13

Introduction to Digital Accessibility and Harvard's Policies

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online

This training introduces and explores basic concepts of digital accessibility and relevant university policies including the Digital Accessibility Policy and the Accessible Technology Procurement and Development Policy.

No prerequisite experience with accessibility is required. Learn how you and your department can create more inclusive and welcoming...

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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. 

Please email ...

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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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