Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility student testimonials

“This six weeks course gave me the confidence and passion to learn about accessibility. I can now say happily that I am an Accessibility Professional and will keep working towards building an inclusive web.”

Herin Hentry, Senior Test Analyst, Planit

“If you wish to fully understand the web, documents and software accessibility and how they relate to WCAG 2.0, then the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility is the right course!”

Dorina Teletin, IT Infrastructure Support Analyst, Canada Revenue Agency, Government of Canada

“This course has been a valuable experience and is a must for any web developer or role that requires in-depth knowledge of web accessibility practice and standards for their organisation.”

Kalli Karvelas, Web Applications Developer, Red Asterix

“I totally wish I had a course like this when I was first learning to build websites. Learning these principles so early in your career will lead to a lifetime of better websites. If the new generation of student are accessibility conscious and implement WCAG in every website they build, within one generation inaccessible websites will go the way of Dodo bird.”

Ryan Chittenden, Director Web Development, Fuego Digital Media

“The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility was a fantastic course with awesome instructors! This course is a great fit for anyone new to web accessibility or those with many years under their belt. Very timely considering our move to make Government of Canada websites more accessible. I would take a follow-up course in a heartbeat!”

Roch Lambert, Web Standards Centre of Expertise, Canadian Government

“This course gave me the skills I needed to dive straight in and perform an accessibility audit on my organisation’s website, along with the opportunity to discuss, clarify and address issues and concerns with other students, which helped me move forward.”

Kaylene Rutherford, Online Manager, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

“The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility was just what I needed to improve my performance as a web developer for a government agency. It got me up-to-date with the latest accessibility guidelines and showed me how to do things like caption videos, write up audits and make recommendations to development staff. The online teaching and forums for discussion made it easy to fit in around my work schedule, too.”

Julie Grundy, Learning Media Developer, WestOne Services, Department of Training and Workforce Development

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The fact that it was catered to working professionals that may not be able to commit too much time on it was awesome. As the materials were available online and in advance, I was able to read them at my pace. The online discussions were very interesting, as many of the participants were able to not only throw out issues and questions they had, but were able to add to the discussions their own experiences and knowledge. The fact that we were such a diverse bunch of people also added to many new insights gained.”

Ivan Tan, Head of e-Accessibility, Technology & Vocational Training Division, Society for the Physically Disabled, Singapore

“Completing the course, has enabled me to more effectively influence and lead professional discussions on inclusive digital participation both within my role as a senior education officer with NSW Department of Education and Communities and as an independent User Experience & Learning Design Consultant. I thoroughly enjoyed the active and positive forums lead by Scott and Denise, the clarity of their course material and the opportunity to collaborate with peers from across the country and around the world on authentic assessments. The end result is that I have had my web accessibility knowledge independently validated by respected academics and industry specialists AND have graduated with an internationally recognised qualification.”

Greg Alchin, Rural Action Plan Officer, NSW Education & Communities – Public Schools

“This course is ideally positioned for front-end developers, web managers and even accessibility practitioners to gain an understanding of WCAG 2.0 and the practical application of the guidelines.”

Gary Barber, User Experience Consultant, radharc

“It has indeed been a great course. It been really good to have clear structure and direction given to Web Accessibility. There is so much information available on the web, it’s often hard to know where to start, what’s important, and what’s not. This course has delivered the information in a manageable way – and certainly given me some great foundations to use from here on out. Definitely worthwhile.”

Erin Prichard, Digital Accessibility Consultant, Blind Foundation, New Zealand

“The course was well structured and introduced me to some very useful testing strategies that I’ve employed pretty extensively since. I was gratified to achieve a good result, and because of that the improvement in my confidence in my understanding has allowed me to argue the case a lot more strongly.”

Bronwyn Lapham, Senior Technical Officer, eWorks

“The course … gave me a deeper appreciation of the challenges assistive technology users face when using the Internet. The opportunity to share experiences with other students and understand how they are resolving accessibility issues was invaluable. The best thing about the course for me and my career is that I can say that my web accessibility knowledge has been independently assessed by respected academic and industry specialists. I will now unashamedly include the title Web Accessibility Professional on my CV.”

Assistant Director Web and Intranet Section, Australian Government

“The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility is a great course with knowledgeable and experienced coordinators. It doesn’t just focus on developing technical capabilities. It explains accessibility in the broader context of policy, legislation and most importantly the real, practical social impact. In implementing the NTS, we are often required to play many roles and this course really helps put it all in perspective.”

Accessibility Policy Officer, Australian Government

“Before the course I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of information available and the dreary way it was presented online. This course simplifies and clarifies what needs to be done.”

Helen Hunter, Web Project Manager, Census Collection, People and Systems, 2016 Census, Australian Bureau of Statistics

“Don’t be afraid that you may not have adequate technical skills to complete the course as it is very well structured and there is plenty of support (from both tutors and fellow students). It gave me the confidence to be able to assist in a major project for our organisation, confidence to be able to develop training material and be able to pass on accessibility knowledge to others in my organisation.”

Web Content Administrator, NSW Local Council

“Trying to understand what accessibility is from a different perspective was one of the highlights of the course for me. I learnt so much just by reading the comments and blog contributions of everyone in the course. For my assignments I worked with a diverse team located in various parts of the country and the experience was worthwhile.”

Umesh Gupta, Human Resources Information and Systems (HRIS) Consultant, Deakin University