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Free Course on Web Accessibility beginning April 8, 2019

Learn first-hand how to remove the barriers to web content

March 15, 2019 1:28 PM
Interested in web accessibility and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)?

Here's a good opportunity to participate in a MOOC: Introduction to Web Accessibility. The course starts on April 8, 2019, it runs for 4 weeks, and there is no cost to register.
 
The excerpt below is from the registration page:
 
"This course will 'interpret' the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), to make it easier to understand for a general audience. You will have an opportunity to experience barriers firsthand, then experience that content with the barriers removed, developing a practical understanding of web accessibility."

Course Overview

With raised awareness and accessibility laws emerging around the world, understanding what inclusive access to the Web means is becoming necessary knowledge for anyone who produces digital content. Much of the current information on Web accessibility requires some technical understanding, and may be difficult to consume for the average person. This course will “interpret” the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), to make it easier to understand for a general audience. You will have an opportunity to experience barriers firsthand, then experience that content with the barriers removed, developing a practical understanding of web accessibility.

Key topics to be covered in this course include:

  • WCAG principles. Web content must be:
    • Perceivable
    • Operable
    • Understandable
    • Robust
  • WCAG guidelines interpreted
  • WCAG success criteria
  • WCAG sufficient and advisory techniques
  • Introduction to accessibility testing
  • Introduction to assistive technologies
  • Experiencing barriers for those who do not experience barriers