Introduction to Web Accessibility will “interpret” the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) for a general audience, and help develop a practical understanding of web accessibility and the barriers that prevent some people from participating fully in an information society.
Content provides a good introduction before tipping a big toe into WCAG site, but the quizzes require a very deep dive beyond what is written in the course content. Recommended reading is required if you want to pass this course. It’s a lot of information to expect someone new to WCAG to read/process/understand in 3-5 hours a week on their own. I would expect for an introduction course to have basic/thorough questions but not requiring advanced levels of familiarity working with WCAG. Even experts will tell you - you learn WCAG with real world practice not by memorizing and citing principles.
The course content was great--very thorough and detailed. It was a bit too intensive for a four-week delivery though, and the actual classwork and homework portion ended up taking twice as much time as we were advised.
I found the practical exercises to be incredibly useful to get into the mindset of someone who needs accessibility to be in place just to be able to use a website. It really helped drive home the need for these rules and regulations.
The tests however were a mixed bag of facts and, what read like, opinion based questions "Which is the most important....." which are not conducive to a multiple choice test. It definitely led to a number of people who have taken the course to be frustrated with the scoring.
Overall a great course that really helped me to understand the area but some of the multi choice questions could be re-worded to make sure they remove any personal opinion in how the questions are asked.
I think the course was very helpful, one thing i would suggest is to break up some of the units as they are very long. I had a difficult time with the quizzes as i though there were a lot of trick questions and very detail specific questions. Also some of the content was really driven towards developers which can be difficult even if you are an web admin going through this course.