Digital accessibility training request (Free)

Last updated on December 14, 2022

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 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 centrally funded resources allocated. 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

Disability & Ableism Awareness Canvas Course

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

Access the Disability & Ableism Awareness Training Canvas Course – Self Enrollment link to get started. Start the course on the Disability & Ableism Awareness Training Homepage for the best experience.

Disability & Ableism Awareness Remote Trainings – Inclusion@UW Perspectives Series

Review the free canvas course ahead of time and sign up for these synchronous remote trainings that review and workshop what you learn, allowing for discussion and practice. These trainings are offered in partnership with OHR and provided approximately 4-6 times per academic year during the Fall and Spring terms.

Digital Accessibility for Content Creation Training

Coming soon…

This training offers practical best practices, guidelines, and support opportunities for evaluating and making your content accessible for people with disabilities. Learn about web, mobile, document, multimedia, and graphic design accessibility. This training will be available for soft launch Summer 2022 and will be linked on this page.


  • 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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