It is with great pleasure that I announce my latest accessibility fundamentals certificate.
As part of my professional development goals, I’m enrolled in Deque University‘s web accessibility program. Deque University is an extension of Deque Systems where the focus is on finding and fixing accesibility issues on websites and mobile apps. They are the creator behind the awesome axe which is an accessibility toolkit I use on a daily basis.
There’s a mantra that’s often repeated over and over.
“Show, don’t tell.”
With that mantra in mind, I’m displaying my certificate here.
Certificate of Completion
For the time being, until I get further feedback, I will display the certificate as an image and link to the PDF.
What this certificate covers?
This certificate covers the third of the eleven Web Accessibility topics listed below.
- Accessibility Fundamentals – Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
- Designing an Accessible User Experience
- Semantic Structure and Navigation
- Images, SVG, and Canvas
- Visual Design and Colors
- Responsive Design and Zoom
- Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
- Device-Independent User Input Methods
- Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
- Dynamic Updates, AJAX, and Single-Page Apps
Why this course was awesome?
The biggest takeaway I gained from this course was a clearer understanding of how screen readers work with tables. Tables are probably the most abused element of any documents or websites. I suspect it’s due to the lack of education.
It appears that Deque is updating their curriculum and structure as this was the next course I took after completing the Accessibility Fundamentals – Designing an Accessible User Experience course.
It took me a bit of time to double-check what I was seeing on their front-end and inside on my dashboard. I had thought I was proceeding with the next accessibility fundamentals course, Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors.
I will be posting additional certificates here as I continue the work on this site.
In the meantime, I invite you to help me understand how or why accessibility matters to you. Feel free to leave a comment below.