Self-Directed Digital Accessibility Courses Now Available

Three courses on digital accessibility are now live! These courses, provided through the AT3 Center, are FREE for you to take. The first course focuses on Accessible Webpage Design & Content. The second is Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Course. The third is Accessibility in Microsoft Word. Additional courses are also in the works. Learn more below about the courses, how to register and earning credentials.

Available Courses

Accessible Webpage Design & Content Course

Learn the fundamentals of designing accessible web content. This course is designed for those new to accessible digital design but contains information for novices and veterans alike. This course could take from two to four hours to complete, though it can be started and stopped at any time.

Upon completion, learners will have a practical, fundamental understanding of the following:

  • Webpage Structure, including titles, language, heading structure, and keyboard navigation
  • Images, including text alternatives, complex images, images of text, and decorative images
  • Color, including contrast and “color alone”
  • Text, including hyperlinks, readability, plain language, and lists
  • Accessible Data Tables

Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Course

Begin to put your new knowledge into practice by learning about the web accessibility testing and reporting process and performing basic testing in a controlled environment. This self-paced course requires successful completion of Accessible Webpage Design & Content Authoring and should take one to two hours to complete.

Upon completion, learners will have practical knowledge of the web accessibility testing process including:

  • Defining checklists
  • Establishing an accessibility testing toolbox
  • Choosing samples
  • Performing testing
  • Logging results
  • Preparing and reporting your findings

Accessibility in Microsoft Word Course

This course provides a step-by-step walkthrough of how to make an unformatted Word document accessible to people with disabilities across three platforms: Windows, macOS, and Web.  Time to roll up those sleeves and really dig into how to apply accessibility principles to your documents in a real-world situation!

Topics covered include:

  • Styles, Fonts, Color Contrast
  • Heading Structure, Lists, Tables
  • Hyperlinks, Images
  • Charts and Color Alone
  • Table of Contents
  • How to use the Microsoft Accessibility Checker
  • How to export your file to a PDF
  • And more!

Getting Started

Enroll in a Course

View this video tutorial on enrolling or follow the instructions below:

  1. To register for a course, please go the AT3 Center Canvas Catalog (
  2. Click on the course you’d like to enroll in
  3. Click Enroll
  4. Enter your account information
  5. Click Register New Account
  6. Click Enroll
  7. Find the email titled “Welcome to the Catalog” (make sure to check your Junk/Spam folder)
  8. Click the Confirm Registration button
  9. Create a Canvas password and click Submit
  10. Once you’ve done this, click Catalog Login underneath “Public Login
  11. Now, you’re ready to go! Click on Go to Course and begin your learning.

Note: You may see some language about Oklahoma State Outreach or Oklahoma State University logos. We’ve partnered with Oklahoma ABLE Tech at Oklahoma State University, and the courses are housed in their Canvas system. We promise you’re in the right place!

Sign up with Credly

When you take these courses and complete the assessments, you’ll earn micro-credentials from Credly that you can share on your LinkedIn profile or resume. To take advantage of these credentials, it’s best to create a Credly account on an email address you will have permanent access to, such as a personal email address. If you don’t already have a Credly account, go to Credly Sign Up (Links to an external site) and enter your email address and a password.

You’ll receive a micro-credential email after the successful completion of each course.

It may take up to 24 hours for Credly to issue your badge after you’ve completed a course.

Questions or Issues?

If you have any issues with the courses, please email for assistance.

Future self-directed courses are also in the works for topics including:

  • Basic Accessibility in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Complex Image Accessibility