Looking to add to your digital skill set this summer? Interested in digital accessibility? Via Anne Janhunen comes word that Microsoft is offering a “Web Accessibility Fundamentals” course on edX. The course is free to audit and $99 if you’d like a “Verified Certificate.”
From the landing page for the course:
In this course, we 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.
We’ll discuss the legal landscape behind accessibility, as well as the importance of making your web pages readable by all users. You’ll learn how to test throughout the building phase so that you can be sure you are on the right track as you create new sites and applications.
I’ve signed up in hopes of moving beyond what I already know about accessibility by learning more advanced topics.