Uni-accredited web access course now enrolling

Learn web access and change the digital world! Australia’s only university-accredited online access course aims to increase inclusion and participation on the web, and is now enrolling for a 27 February intake. The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (PCWA) is studied part-time online for six weeks, and graduates receive an internationally-recognised qualification.

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Listen to a recent interview where Senior PCWA Course Lecturer and global accessibility expert, Dr Scott Hollier, talks with Media Access Australia’s Philip Jenkinson about what the PCWA course covers, along with the benefits of studying it.

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Introduction:

You’re listening to a podcast from Media Access Australia. Inclusion through technology.

Philip:

I’m speaking with Dr Scott Hollier, senior lecturer of Australia’s only university accredited online access course, The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility, the PCWA, which is enrolling right now for the next course intake. Over 350 people have graduated from the course since it began in 2011. My first question, Scott, is have you noticed any increase or decrease in the number of students gaining a distinction or HD?

Scott:

Yes, it’s been encouraging to see the way that students have really embraced the course and whilst the marks are always different from student to student, what we have noticed is that students consistently, once they start the course, find it really relevant and directly important to their roles. So generally we see a trend towards high marks and that’s because people understand the relevance when they’re in the course and ultimately strive to incorporate accessibility into their work practices.

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Inaccessible websites force many to ‘Click away’

Recent British research shows that UK businesses are losing out on huge sums of money – potentially totalling billions of dollars – by failing to make their websites accessible to users with access needs… and the same is bound to be true in Australia.

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Dollar sign inside a red slashed circle

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