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Queen's University

Spring 2011 Newsletter

New Online Web Accessibility Course

ITServices has been raising web accessibility awareness for the last few years by offering 2 and 3 hour workshops. Although positive feedback regarding the workshops has been received, reaching a large percentage of the Queen's community has proven difficult. Faculty and staff are understandably busy and do not always have free time available during the scheduled workshop times.


We are proud to announce the creation of a new online web accessibility course. This course is available within the Queen's University supported learning management system, Moodle. We have transferred much of the material discussed in previous accessibility workshops into the new online web accessibility course. Topics covered are:


  • Overview and Awareness
  • Standards and Laws
  • Websites
  • Characteristics of an Accessible Portable Document Format (PDF) File


To access this online course, log in to Moodle using your NetID and password. Look for the block called "ITServices Online Courses" on the Moodle home page, and click the link to "Web Accessibility". Note: the first time you go to this course, you will be asked to enrol in it.


We recommend all faculty, staff, and students review the new web accessibility material to raise personal awareness pertaining to web accessibility. Ensuring web content is as accessible as possible today will make accessibility goals and milestones easier to reach in the future.


If you have any questions about this course, or if you would like to provide feedback, please email:


Photo of a keyboard with the spacebar key coloured blue and a wheelchair placed over the space bar. This is to signify that accessibility should be kept in mind while creating web content.


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