New Cohort Option Available for Web Accessibility Micro-Certification Course

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The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the creation of a new cohort option for web accessibility. If you want to complete the Web Tools and Remediation Micro-Certification Badge Course but have trouble finding the time or motivation to do so on your own, this new opportunity may be right for you!

Starting July 15, participants in the cohort badge course will complete the Web Tools and Remediation badge in a flexible, online weekly format.

OIT’s Web Accessibility Analyst, Carolyn Quintero, is your personal guide through all the requirements of the badge course and available to answer your questions as you demonstrate mastery of web accessibility concepts.

Cohort Format and Requirements

A flexible online environment allows cohort participants to access the course materials on their schedules and complete tasks when it works best for them.

The primary differences with the cohort are:

  1. Weekly reminders and suggestions for completing requirements
  2. Priority registration for in-person workshops
  3. One-on-one assistance if you have questions

Weekly Module Topics

July 15 – July 19th, Welcome and Introductions

This week you’ll get to know your cohort and be introduced to web accessibility.

July 22 – July 26th, What is Web Accessibility?

This week you’ll attend the in-person workshop on Web Accessibility at Boise State and learn more about writing alternative text.

July 29th – August 2nd, Going Further with Web Accessibility

This week you’ll attend an optional in-person screen reader demonstration, explore different user personas, or complete your own research to learn more about how accessible web content benefits a variety of different users.

August 5th – August 9th, Using Tools to Locate and Correct Accessibility Errors

This week you’ll learn more about the tools available to locate and correct web accessibility errors including Siteimprove and various browser extensions before drafting your own accessible web page content.

August 12th – August 16th, Publishing Accessible Web Content

This week you’ll put your new skills into practice by publishing your accessible web pages. If you are new to WordPress you’ll have the opportunity to attend an optional in-person workshop on WordPress Basics or receive one-on-one assistance during the WordPress Drop-In lab.

August 19th – August 23rd, Wrapping Up and Final Reflections

This final week you’ll wrap up the course by reflecting on your journey and identifying your key takeaways from the course.

Register for the Cohort Option

For this first pilot cohort, seats are limited to the first 20 participants. Don’t let the summer pass you by!

Cohort Registration