Learning modules you’ll cover in the 6 week course include:
1. Why should you care about the online needs of people with disabilities?
Students first gain an understanding of the challenges faced by users with a disability through handson experience with assistive technologies. This module provides the ethical, practical and financial arguments for implementing accessibility across your organisation.
2. W3C accessibility standards in policy and legislation
Focusing on the key institutions, policies and legislative frameworks that create and implement accessibility initiatives, such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and its Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), students explore accessibility standards and how they have been adopted both in Australia and internationally.
3. Essential WCAG 2.0 techniques
Week three focuses on the practical implementation of the WCAG 2.0 ‘A’ level of compliance, the relevant success criteria, and how to incorporate the guidelines into your daily work practices.
4. Advanced WCAG 2.0 techniques
This module focuses on implementing the success criteria of the WCAG 2.0 ‘AA’ level of compliance and the merits of striving for the highest level of accessibility, ‘AAA’ compliance.
5. Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0
Although WCAG 2.0 receives the most attention, the W3C WAI also provides guidelines for authoring tools and user agents. Discover ATAG 2.0 and how these authoring tool guidelines can be useful to industry professionals who create or use authoring tools.
6. Evaluation and future
The web is rapidly changing and new technologies bring with them significant implications for accessibility. In this module, students examine important trends such as the accessibility of mobile devices and the cloud, their potential for accessibility, and the way in which the emerging HTML 5 and WAI-ARIA standards will provide support