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Digital Accessibility Training

Kent State University is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals. This commitment extends to information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility. ICT Accessibility refers to software, hardware, digital content and content standards used to provide and promote equal access to persons with disabilities.

The office of Student Accessibility Services is pleased to offer informational sessions and hands-on workshop experiences to promote and support digital accessibility. These sessions are open to all current Kent State University faculty and staff. Sessions run each term.

For more information or to request on-demand sessions for your department/unit, please contact Jason Piatt, Electronic & Information Technology Manager,

Experience Types

1 Hour, Informational Session

Caption This?

This workshop will provide an informative look at the process of adding captions to video content. Topics include basic technical terminology, what videos could be captioned, captioning standards, example workflows, outsourcing, and software requirements. Participants will learn how Student Accessibility Services collaborates with faculty to create captioned content for registered students. There will be time for Q&A. Video demonstration is used, but this is not a hands-on workshop.


  • Thursday, October 18, 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Tuesday, November 13, 9:15m-10:15am

Register for Caption This?

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2 Hour, Hands-On Workshop Experiences

accessible course materials

In collaboration with University Libraries, this informational session and hands-on workshop will share techniques for locating accessible course materials for use in face-to-face and online classes. Participants will learn how to search for and explore resources within their own discipline and learn how to evaluate digital content for accessibility. Best practices for planning and allocation of digital course materials will also be discussed.


  • Thursday, November 8, 2:15pm-4:15pm

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Microsoft word accessibility

This informational session and hands-on workshop will showcase ways to "bake" accessibility into digital materials for documents used in business/university processes as well as face-to-face and online classes.  Participants will learn how to use features in Microsoft Word to edit a document for accessibility, including tips on how to use styles for headers, creating alt-text for images and crafting meaningful hyperlinks.



  • Friday, October 19, 2:15pm-4:15pm
  • Thursday, November 15, 2:15pm-4:15pm

Register for Microsoft Word Accessibility

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