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WordPress and Web Accessibility Training

Learn tricks and best practices to keep your Boise State website up to date using WordPress.

WordPress and Web Accessibility Classes & Drop-In Labs Offered by OIT

Drop-In Labs

WordPress & Web Accessibility Drop-In Labs are intended for problem solving and consultation for people already familiar with using WordPress at Boise State, and for sites using the approved standard Boise State WordPress theme.

They are not intended as training classes for first-time users to learn the basics of using WordPress, or for sites that are not using the approved standard Boise State WordPress theme.

Drop-In Labs are scheduled:

  • Tuesday, April 3, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Employee Learning and Development Classroom, Human Resource Services, Capitol Village.

No registration is required.

WordPress at Boise State

Learn how to use Boise State’s WordPress environment for creating and maintaining public-facing college and department websites. Topics include best practices for creating Pages and Posts, using media, leveraging shortcodes, search engine optimization, using menus, and foundations of web accessibility.

Siteimprove Training

Learn how to use Siteimprove to identify and review potential accessibility issues on Boise State University WordPress sites. We will provide an overview of the Siteimprove Accessibility Reports and allow time for participants to review data on their own sites. We recommend you attend the “Web Accessibility at Boise State” presentation first before registering for this session.

Web Accessibility at Boise State University

Boise State values inclusiveness and access for all students, faculty and staff. The Americans with Disabilities Act prevents individuals with disabilities from being denied the benefits of services, programs or activities at Boise State, which including content on our WordPress public-facing websites. This session will address how accessibility standards impact current web content, how you can help bring your content into compliance, and best practices for creating future content that both minimizes legal risk to the University and ensures access for everyone.

Create Accessible Documents for the Web

Web accessibility is not only limited to web pages, but extends to PDF files and other types of documents on Boise State’s WordPress sites. Participants will learn how to create accessible PDF and Microsoft Office documents, and repair existing documents.

Coming Soon: Web Content Accessibility Micro-Certification Badge

The Web Content Accessibility Micro-Certification Badge is a free professional development opportunity for all eligible Boise State employees. The course is available in a flexible online format and designed to meet the needs of WordPress site administrators and web content editors to draft, edit, publish, and remediate accessible web content.

Assistive Technology Presentations

Join Mike Gibson of the Educational Access Center for an active live presentation and demonstration using screen reader technologies with the modern web. Sessions will be held in the Educational Access Center conference room, which seats a maximum of 12 people.

Topics for Spring 2018 include “Intro to Screen Readers and Magnification,” “Accessible Forms and Data Table Navigation,” and “Moving Beyond Accessibility.”

WordPress Schedule

View the WordPress class schedule on Google Calendar.

Other Resources

Visit for step-by-step tutorials, additional training content, and information about managing, using and securing WordPress at Boise State University.

Customized Training

Contact OIT Communications if you would like to schedule a customized group training session for WordPress.

More Information

For questions or help using WordPress at Boise State University, contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at 208-426-4357 (HELP) or