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This course is intended for Web Developers who want to develop highly sought-after skills, using WAI-ARIA to create accessible interactivity for the Web. You'll build accessible widgets, applications, navigation menus, and other interactive elements that can be used by everyone, and you will leave the course with a WAI-ARIA library you can continue to use beyond the course.
The course is made up of 4 week long modules. The first two modules focus on providing the necessary background on WAI-ARIA, an introduction to static uses for WAI-ARIA, and developing experience testing accessibility with a screen reader. Part of module 2, and modules 3 and 4 are hands-on, writing accessible code.
Participants should be prepared to spend four to six hours per week to maximize their learning experience in the course. There are 14 activities that count toward the final mark.
Participants who complete all 14 course activities, and earn a grade of 65% or better, receive a digital badge that can be shared through social media.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Test web interactivity with a screen reader to ensure accessibility
Identify the differences between static and dynamic WAI-ARIA
Describe both graceful degradation and progressive enhancement development methods
State when and when not to use WAI-ARIA
Explain the limitations of WAI-ARIA
Apply WAI-ARIA landmarks and live regions to web content
Create accessible progress bars, suggestion boxes, and tooltips with WAI-ARIA
Build accessible sliders, accordions, tab panels, and carousels with WAI-ARIA
Implement effective design patterns for accessible menu bars, tree menus, and sortable lists with WAI-ARIA
Comfort developing with HTML5 and CSS
A GitHub account, or a webserver to post activity submissions
I was slightly intimidated by the course at first but after moving past Module 4 I was able to really see how things worked.
I felt the course content was complex enough for advanced assistive technology developers yet easy enough to understand by relative novices by using the example docs. Honestly, what more could one ask for in a large course?
It is important users be able to understand jQuery.
This is good course for understanding the fundamentals of web accessibility from a developer's perspective. I like the focus this course puts on interactive elements, as opposed to static markup. Moreover, building web components while testing them with a screen-reader at every step of the way has given a knew appreciation for the whats, whys, and hows of web accessibility and WAI-ARIA.
completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
If you develop websites, and you're committed to making them accessible, this is an invaluable course that not only teaches you how ARIA helps with accessibility but gives you a library of working tools to use when you finish. I highly recommend this course.
I have learned a lot in this class about Wai-ARI. The discussion board was very interesting and pro active, I read a lot of interesting post about some topics. The course was very well organized and that help me to learn from the basic to the more complex exercises
The course offered a lot of new insight and valuable information on accessibility to me. The assignments showcased original and well thought out solutions to general accessibility problems and we were given plenty of sources to read upon if we were interested in more. Generally, the course was exceptionally well organized, well thought out and the help we received in the forums was invaluable.
The day everything is due the professor writes this:
"Some of you may be experiencing problems with GitHub Pages not building, so your activity submissions are not showing up. To get around this issue, submit URLs to your activity submissions using raw.githack.com. "
Can we get the course material in final, correct format before the course begins as opposed to updates to the core throughout?