Web content, design, and accessibility resources

We advance accessibility, user experience, and search engine optimization for the Gettysburg College website.

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Getting help

Get in touch at webmaster@gettysburg.edu, or use the web update request form:

Submit a web request

Staying informed

Stay up-to-date on training sessions and helpful resources by subscribing to our mailing list or joining our Slack community.

  1. dotCMS Liaisons email list: email us to be notified of training opportunities, dotCMS announcements, or accessibility information. This is a low-volume mailing list.
  2. Join our Slack group: visit the Gettysburg College HQ signup page on Slack and join with your @gettysburg.edu email address. Slack is group chat for work, and has good threading and search features for following conversations and finding answers to common questions.

Training sessions

Training sessions are held regularly and are open to the entire community.

Spring 2020 training sessions
Date Topic and Time Location
January 30, 2020 CMS and Accessibility training (part 1 of 2)
10:00–11:00: Hands-on CMS training
11:00–12:00: Hands-on Accessibility training
GLAT 014
February 6, 2020 CMS and Accessibility training (part 2 of 2)
10:00–11:00: Hands-on CMS training
11:00–12:00: Hands-on Accessibility training
GLAT 014
February 13, 2020 Content Management System training
10:00–11:00: Hands-on CMS training
GLAT 014
February 20, 2020 Accessibility: Forms and Tables in Word
10:00–11:00: Hands-on Accessibility training
GLAT 014
February 27, 2020 (no training)
March 5, 2020 Accessibility: Forms and Tables in Word (cont.)
10:00-12:00: Hands-on Accessibility training
GLAT 014
March 12, 2020 Accessibility: PDF Remediation in Acrobat Pro
10:00-12:00: Hands-on Accessibility training
GLAT 014
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Topics aim to help staff whose responsibilities include web publishing. However, all employees, faculty, and students are welcome to attend. Sessions are adjusted (where possible) to accommodate the attendees.

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Web and accessibility topics

Content Management System (dotCMS) Training
Training information for the College’s content management system, dotdotCMS. Training sessions are held monthly.
Accessibility Training
Ensure that your web pages and documents are accessible to users of screen readers and other assistive technologies. Get training editing HTML pages in dotdotCMS, creating structured documents in Microsoft Word, measuring the impact of accessibility issues, and learning the SEO benefits of good accessibility.
Google Analytics and Tag Manager
How to install Google Analytics, request access to the digital dashboard, and get analytics training and help.
Gettysburg.edu Style Guide
Learn about the typographic and functional elements available as part of the Gettysburg.edu web platform. The style guide covers webfonts, available structural elements (headings, tables, forms, and buttons), and information on the brand color palette.
Campus Web Policy
Policy, procedures, and regulations governing the use and growth of the College website.

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