Basic Accessibility Training: Universal Principles
Successfully completing the Basic Accessibility online training demonstrates proficiency in recognizing general accessibility issues, including color contrast, heading level organization, and text alternatives for non-text content. The course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Participants will be required to pass a post-assessment with 80% and complete an evaluation.
This on-line course is open to DMU faculty, staff, and students only.
- List the top 10 Universal Accessibility Principles for DMU.
- Use practical analysis techniques to identify accessibility problems within digital content.
The 10 Universal Accessibility Principles for DMU
The following principles apply across most technologies and provide a solid foundation in accessibility. Making content accessible using specific software is beyond the scope of this training.
- Color contrast
- Avoid solitary sensory characteristics
- Consistent structure
- Meaningful hyperlink text
- Alternative text
- Avoid images containing text
- Captions and transcripts for multimedia
- Readable and understandable
- Document names and properties
Vanessa Preast, DVM, PhD
Digital Accessibility and Instructional Specialist, Des Moines University
Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Preast indicated she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Credit
- DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
- 1.00 AOA Category 1B
- 1.00 CPME
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)