Web Accessibility Evaluation for Non-Technical Users

Web Evaluation BadgeThis three-part course offers three sessions progressively through:

  • Session 1 – Accessibility Impacts and Features
  • Session 2 – Testing Tools and Methodology
  • Session 3 – Reporting Issues

The overview of the three sessions illustrates how accessibility impacts on users with disabilities using digital and assistive technologies. Participants will learn how to test website applications with simple testing tools and how to identify common accessibility issues in a website. They will also learn how to create a report for themselves, clients and for the final exam.

Register now for this course at http://go.illinois.edu/a11y-badges-register

Instructor

Lori Lane, M.Ed.
Disability Resources and Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Audience

  • Administrators and managers
  • Support staff
  • Instructional designers
  • Content editors

What you will learn

  • Accessibility impacts on users
  • Different types of testing tools
  • Common web accessibility features/issues
  • Reporting of different issues

Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the experience people with disabilities have using digital technologies, including the use of assistive technologies
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of the following tools in understanding the accessibility of a website:
    • Keyboard testing
    • Favelets
    • Bookmarklets
    • Color contrast tools
    • Caption testing
  • Evaluate a website for following accessibility features:
    • Keyboard operation
    • Link texts
    • Headings
    • Images
    • Forms
    • Colors
    • Captioning

Student Participation

  • Interactive synchronous lecture with instructor using Blackboard Collaborate.
  • In-class participation where students will visit websites and videos and view examples of accessibility errors.
  • Badging exam and example websites to be provided by the instructor.

Prerequisites

Accessibility 101

Students will not be given a badge until they complete this non-credit course: Accessibility 101. The information from Accessibility 101 will help students understand the concept of accessibility, different types of users, assistive technologies and standards and guidelines.

This course takes about 8 hours or less to complete depending on the user’s knowledge, learning curve and schedule.

Badging Requirements

  • Complete Accessibility 101 non-credit course
  • Complete a website evaluation