Deque University at SUNY

The State University of New York circle logo on a white background.  Deque Systems Incorporated blue logo

*Please note: Submission of the enrollment form, does not automatically grant you access to the Deque University platform. Enrollment occurs on a weekly basis, on Mondays. You will receive an email from once you have access to the platform. 

What is Deque University?

"Deque University provides an extensive curriculum of self-guided online courses so you can focus on the skills you need with the flexibility your schedule requires. Our self-paced online courses cover the fundamentals of web accessibility and extend to native mobile accessibility, Word Document accessibility, PDF accessibility, special role-based accessibility topics, and prep-courses for IAAP accessibility certification". - Deque University

SUNY has entered into an agreement with Deque Systems Inc. to provide accessibility training across all SUNY Campuses. 

Courses are arranged into several curricula:

  • Web Accessibility
  • Document Accessibility
  • Native Mobile Apps
  • Customer Service for People with Disabilities.

Any SUNY Faculty/Staff/Student can access Deque University courses once enrolled. The system-wide subscription is paid for and supported by SUNY System Administration.

Deque U FAQ: 

Who should take Deque courses?

  • web developers
  • content editors
  • all faculty and staff who create digital content

How do I know what course(s) are right for me? 

It is recommended that everyone complete the “Accessibility Fundamentals - Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws” course first, then take additional courses that meet your interests and technical skill level.

(see the Course Recommendations by Role - SUNY Version) which contains a listing of courses by role.

How long do Deque Courses take to complete?

The courses are online, self-paced, and take from 30 minutes to 6 hours to complete. Most courses will take 60-90 minutes. 

What level of experience do I need to take Deque Courses? 

Courses are designed for a wide range of technical skills from easy to advanced. The course Introduction page provides information on the primary intended audience, technical level, suggested prerequisites, and duration. 

Will I earn a badge or certificate? 

Courses include quizzes that when successfully completed provide a course certificate.  

Great! How do I get started? 

  • Check to see if you already have a Deque account already by logging into Deque University using your campus email as the username, select "Forgot Password". If you have an existing account, this will enable the password recovery/reset. 

I do not have an account, now what? 

  • Enroll Here to request to receive a Deque University account,
  • You will receive an email from with Welcome Information and further instruction to set-up your Deque account, once you have been enrolled into the Deque University platform. 

Please Note: 

  • Once you have been enrolled into the platform. Be sure to check SPAM/Junk folders for this Welcome email as well. 
  • Enrollment into Deque University occurs on a weekly basis on Mondays'. If you are submitting the enrollment form, after the Monday of a given week, please expect to receive Deque Access information on the following Monday. 

Troubleshooting Deque University: 

For any troubleshooting questions specifically related to the Deque University platform, please reach out to the Deque University Helpdesk at 

For questions regarding the enrollment form, and any enrollment questions, please reach out to 


Below are a list of important resources, to help you better understand what Deque University is, and the most effective ways to use it, in your work.