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Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility

Be at the forefront of the inclusive web

Course mode:  Online (international)
Course dates: Monday 28 April – Friday 6 June 2014
Registrations close:  Registrations close Tuesday 12 April 2014
Cost:  $2,080 + GST
Apply: Download the 2014 course information and registration pack (PDF, 469KB)
Download the 2014 course information and registration pack (DOCX, 228KB)

Get the essentials needed to achieve compliance with international best practice in accessibility, the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Endorsed by governments including Australia, Canada and the EU, with the US likely to follow, WCAG 2.0 is now an international ISO standard.

This university-accredited online qualification, jointly conducted by W3C member Media Access Australia and the University of South Australia, is a fully assessed six-week program that covers both accessibility principles and techniques.

Who Should Attend?

  • Web developers
  • Web managers
  • Web designers
  • Testers and web auditors
  • Usability specialists
  • Content managers

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Fill in the registration form at the back of the course information pack (PDF, 469KB) and email it to us before the registration closing date to secure your place.

We’ve tried our best to ensure the accessibility of this document. Should you have any issues with it, please email Media Access Australia.

Successful attendees will receive a graded professional certificate and the course can be counted towards further university studies.

View the course outline for more information.

What the previous course attendees said

The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility was a fantastic course with awesome instructors! This course is a great fit for anyone new to web accessibility or those with many years under their belt. Very timely considering our move to make Government of Canada websites more accessible. I would take a follow-up course in a heartbeat!

Roch Lambert, Web Standards Centre of Expertise, Canadian Government 

“This course gave me the skills I needed to dive straight in and perform an accessibility audit on my organisation's website, along with the opportunity to discuss, clarify and address issues and concerns with other students, which helped me move forward.”
Kaylene Rutherford, Online Manager, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

“The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility is a great course with knowledgeable and experienced coordinators. It doesn’t just focus on developing technical capabilities. It explains accessibility in the broader context of policy, legislation and most importantly the real, practical social impact. In implementing the NTS, we are often required to play many roles and this course really helps put it all in perspective.”
Accessibility Policy Officer, Australian Government

"The course … gave me a deeper appreciation of the challenges assistive technology users face when using the Internet. The opportunity to share experiences with other students and understand how they are resolving accessibility issues was invaluable.

The best thing about the course for me and my career is that I can say that my web accessibility knowledge has been independently assessed by respected academic and industry specialists. I will now unashamedly include the title Web Accessibility Professional on my CV.”
Assistant Director Web and Intranet Section, Australian Government

“The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility was just what I needed to improve my performance as a web developer for a government agency. It got me up-to-date with the latest accessibility guidelines and showed me how to do things like caption videos, write up audits and make recommendations to development staff. The online teaching and forums for discussion made it easy to fit in around my work schedule, too.”
Julie Grundy, Learning Media Developer, WestOne Services, Department of Training and Workforce Development

“This course is ideally positioned for front-end developers, web managers and even accessibility practitioners to gain an understanding of WCAG 2.0 and the practical application of the guidelines.”
Gary Barber, User Experience Consultant, radhrc

 

The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility is a joint venture of the University of South Australia and Media Access Australia

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