Web Accessibility e-Learning
Accessible Content at Your Own Desk
Writing Content for the Web, VerseOne's certificated Accessibility e-Learning programme, is aimed at anyone who writes content for a website, from site administrators to basic content editors, and introduces participants to a range of techniques which will assist them to create Accessible web content.
The course comprises 10 modules with an end-of-course formal online test and takes approximately 10 hours to complete. Start the course when you wish, save your work and exercises at any time, and finish at your leisure—for a customised learning experience that lets you set your own pace.
A Thorough Treatment of Accessibility Guidance
The course content covers the requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Conformance Level 2 (AA), the statutory conformance level for all public-sector web services under the Equality Act 2010, and assists participants in following the guidelines of the BS (British Standard) 8878. The course is divided into 10 modules:
- Understanding Disability—Finding out what the problems are
- Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 and BS 8878)—From the World Wide Web Consortium and the British Standards Institute
- Legal Aspects—Both you and your organisation's responsibilities
- Web Page Construction—Brief introduction to the coding behind pages and how they are styled
- Content—How to get your message across
- Uploading Files—Dealing with document and image file sizes, format etc
- Tables and Forms—Avoiding the pitfalls with two of the major problem areas for disabled users
- Links—Writing meaningful link text and correct use of image links
- EasyRead Documents—How and when to write them
- Consolidation—Learning from other people's mistakes and auditing your own work.
- Certification—Writing Content for the Web includes an end-of-course online test providing successful participants with a Certificate of Achievement proving that they have gained sufficient knowledge to write Accessible content for a website. Delegates will also have the opportunity to receive a Diploma contributing to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by submitting evidence of Accessible web content in the form of web pages they have produced.
Demonstrate Your Mastery of Accessible Content
With VerseOne's Accessibility e-Learning course Writing Content for the Web, you can:
- Learn how to produce professionally designed, up-to-date content
- Acquire knowledge of the main requirements of the WCAG 2.0 at Level 2 (AA) conformance
- Gain awareness of the guidelines published in the BS 8878
- Provide evidence that participants are helping their organisation to comply with the Equality Act 2010
- Access the course at your convenience via online delivery
- Document your understanding of Accessible content with a Certificate/Diploma.
Register your interest in VerseOne's Web Accessibility e-Learning programme here.
Last updated: 19 October 2011