New Digital Accessibility Basics course available

No matter what your role is at NC State, you can cultivate a more inclusive, accessible and equitable community for everyone, says Rebecca Sitton, NC State’s IT accessibility coordinator.

On a daily basis, the university community composes thousands of emails; publishes research and newsletters; creates videos and presentations; and updates countless websites with important information. According to Sitton, the university has a legal obligation to ensure all faculty, staff, students and the general public can utilize university digital resources.

To help campus community members become responsible digital citizens, Sitton has created a new “Digital Accessibility Basics” course that introduces six basic core skills that can be used to allow everyone the opportunity to interact with communications across digital environments. 

The hour-long course includes these six modules:

  • Alternative text for images
  • Headings and structure
  • Contrast
  • Accessible links
  • Accessible multimedia
  • Accessible tables

To register for the course, visit REPORTER. You will receive a certification of completion at the end of the course. 

For questions concerning the course or the accessibility of products and services used on campus, contact Sitton at