Cybersecurity Awareness Training - Accessibility & Usability Information

This document describes the accessibility and usability barriers in the visual Cybersecurity Awareness Training and recommends the use of the Option #2 text-based Cybersecurity Awareness Training for users with disabilities.

Cybersecurity Awareness Training is offered through the UW–Madison Office of Cybersecurity. This document describes the accessibility and usability barriers in the visual Cybersecurity Awareness Training and recommends the use of the Option #2 text-based Cybersecurity Awareness Training for users with disabilities.

The Cybersecurity Awareness Training educates UW–Madison faculty and staff on ways to avoid as well as address cybersecurity risks online. 

The university offers two modes of training to support accessibility and diverse learning needs:

  • Option #1: A highly visual and interactive Cybersecurity Awareness Training. This training is less accessible for people who are blind, have low vision, or use screen readers. It is only available in English.
  • Option #2: A text-based Cybersecurity Awareness Training. This training is accessible to all users and is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali.

The following report details the barriers discovered in the more visual and interactive Cybersecurity Awareness Training (Option #1). This documentation will update as new information comes available. At this time, this training (Option #1) is not accessible to users who are blind or have low vision and need to navigate the training using a screen reader, braille display, or similar assistive technology that relies on the developer’s code in order to decipher content relationship.

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Contact the DoIT Help Desk for general assistance or to report an accessibility or usability barrier.

Accessibility & usability barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist within the Cybersecurity Awareness Training.

Screen reader navigation may be difficult for people with visual disabilities

The following are examples of screen reader navigation barriers that were discovered in testing the Cybersecurity Awareness Training:

  • There are skipped heading levels on the Cybersecurity Awareness Training webpage.
  • The breadcrumb is not accessible for screen readers on the Cybersecurity Awareness Training webpage

Color contrast barriers may be difficult for users with low vision or who are color blind

On the Cybersecurity Awareness Training webpage, the focus indicator has low color contrast style in the blue panel item.




Keywords:cybersecurity awareness training, DoIT, security, training, accessibility, usability, scam, phishing, cyber theft, waterholing   Doc ID:101063
Owner:Leah B.Group:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability
Created:2020-04-22 14:30 CDTUpdated:2022-08-23 15:36 CDT
Sites:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability, DoIT Help Desk, Office of Cybersecurity
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