Free Online Course on Web Accessibility Fundamentals

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Microsoft is offering free online course on Web Accessibility Fundamentals. In this course applicants will learn the best practices and guidelines needed to create accessible web applications and empower all of your users.

In this course, Microsoft will teach you the guidelines and best practices required to create a new web application from scratch. You’ll also learn how to repair inaccessible sites as they exist right now. The course will start on July 21, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Microsoft and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on July 21, 2017

Providers’ Details

Microsoft is offering this online course via the edX platform. Microsoft is offering the course via renowned online platform edX. In this new connected world, Microsoft believes technology creates opportunity, and courses are designed to provide you with the core development skills needed to be successful in the cloud-first, mobile-first world.

About This Course

In today’s Internet-driven world, accessibility is a critical requirement for any web application. After all, what good is the technology that connects us all, if all of us can’t connect with it?

Along with the benefits of inclusion, accessibility carries with it a very real financial incentive: poorly designed, inaccessible web applications can incur incredible repair costs when they are deemed to be out of compliance with legal requirements.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, Microsoft will teach you the guidelines and best practices required to create a new web application from scratch. You’ll also learn how to repair inaccessible sites as they exist right now.

Learning Outcomes

  • Best practices and guidelines to make logical decisions relating to web accessibility
  • Accessibility tools
  • Page structure
  • Aria attributes
  • Required attributes
  • How CSS affects accessibility
  • Communicating text for screen readers
  • Control elements
  • Complex controls
  • Images
  • Links
  • Edit, email, and search boxes
  • Charts and graphs
  • Forms
  • Filets and legends
  • Choosing UI frameworks
  • Filters and sorting
  • Accordion
  • Tab controls
  • Carousel
  • Tables
  • Overlays
  • Optimizing usability while fixing accessibility issues
  • Error messages
  • Fixing order issues
  • Fixing a form

Instructors

Jason Ament
Software Design Engineer, Microsoft

Mary Bellard
Accessibility Learning and Development Consultant, Microsoft

Joey Chemis
Data Scientist and Software Engineer, Microsoft

Katie Hart
Customer Service Support Lab Engineer, Microsoft

Swetha Machanavajhala
Software Engineer, Microsoft

 Cari Mason
Content Developer, Microsoft

Jhansi Reddy
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Learning Experiences

Randal Root
Lecturer, University of Washington

Kirk Tarrach
Software Design Engineer, Microsoft

Anne Taylor
SR Supportability PM Accessibility, Microsoft

Requirements

  • A basic understanding of web development
  • A basic understanding of C# and object oriented programming

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org homepage and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to the dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

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