Digital accessibility training request (Free)

Last updated on February 13, 2024

Service Overview

The Digital Accessibility Program accessibility training resources are available to students, faculty, and staff at UW–Madison. The UW–Madison Digital Accessibility Program is always releasing new training opportunities and uses information collected from training requests to prioritize training availability.

Find more guides on accessibility considerations for your business and operational needs at the “Make It Accessible” Guides. Making your digital resources accessible helps UW–‍Madison be a more inclusive, usable place for everyone. UW–‍Madison also follows a Digital Accessibility Policy informed by federal law to provide technology and services that are accessible to all students, faculty, and staff. Accessible digital resources are usable by people with disabilities and/or who use assistive technology.

Request response turnaround time: 2-4 weeks

Response turnaround time is 2-4 weeks depending on central funding. We appreciate your patience as we support as many university offices as possible with a limited centrally funded budget.

Training Offerings

Disability & Ableism Awareness Training

Canvas Course (free)

This training delves into disability considerations in business and operational decisions, our shared responsibility as a university, and inclusive ways to communicate that avoid ableism. The course is open to all students, faculty, and staff at UW–Madison.

Remote and Classroom Training

In partnership with OHR’s “Building Inclusion@UW–‍Madison” Perspectives Series, these trainings review and workshop what you learn through the Canvas course, allowing for discussion and practice.

  • Review the Canvas course ahead of time for the best experience.
  • These free trainings are offered approximately 4-6 times per academic year during the Fall and Spring terms.


  • Learn about practices in inclusive language.
  • Learn about disability inclusion in physical and digital environments.
  • Learn about disability and ableism.


  • Must be a current UW–Madison student, faculty, or staff member to get access to centrally funded training.

Getting started

Utilize the training opportunities listed above or, if you do not see the training opportunity you need, request a training using the form provided.


Centrally funded free trainings offered based on resource availability.

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