The program consists of several non-credit courses offering hands-on activities, quizzes, and homework assignments.
Based on their satisfactory completion of quizzes and course assignments, students can earn badges for each online course.
The badges can be displayed on their LinkedIn profile, Twitter account, or online in an eportfolio.
The courses will be taught using Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate.
Course Information and Schedule
Each course consists of four to six hours of online training. Courses range in length from four to six hours on one day to six hours spread over three days.
Each course has different prerequisites. You may need to know basic HTML and CSS for some courses.
Registration for the courses closes two weeks before the start of each course.
As of September 25, 2017, the scheduled courses include:
Date: October 18, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm Central Time (one hour break for lunch)
Date: November 1, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Central Time (one hour break for lunch)
Date: November 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Central Time (one hour break for lunch)
Date: January 3, 2018 to January 5, 2018, from 10:00am to noon Central Time on January 3 and January 5; from 10:00am to 11:00am on January 4.
Date: January 8, 2018, January 10 2018, and January 12, 2018 from 10:00am to noon Central Time
Whether you’re a designer, developer, quality assurance tester, content strategist, manager, digital specialist, or simply interested in expanding your knowledge, these are excellent courses to get you started with web accessibility.
I’m thrilled that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the courses!
Dr. Jon Gunderson is a well-respected accessibility expert; I’ve taken online courses from him in the past and highly recommend him as an instructor.