Web Accessibility Evaluation for Technical Users

Web eval tecnical 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 users with disabilities using digital and assistive technologies. Participants will learn how to test website applications with 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.


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


  • Web developers
  • Web designers
  • Quality assurance specialists

What you will learn

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


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
    • Object Inspector
    • Favelets
    • Bookmarklets
    • Color contrast tools
    • Web developer tools
    • Caption testing
  • Evaluate a website for the following accessibility features:
    • Keyboard operation
    • Link texts
    • Basic landmarks
    • 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.


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 an hour to complete depending on the user’s knowledge, learning curve and schedule.

Badging Requirements

  • Complete Accessibility 101 non-credit course (If earned, the badge will be awarded at the completion of Web Evaluation course)
  • Complete a website evaluation