[Athen] FW: Google's Online Course on Web Accessibility

Terrill Thompson tft at uw.edu
Tue Sep 10 14:01:48 PDT 2013

Google is offering an online course on web accessibility September
17-30. I'm forwarding the following announcement at the request of
T.V. Raman of Google.

Begin forwarded message:

The road to accessible Web Applications has been a long and
arduous one -- Rich Schwertfeger and I originally started
dreaming ARIA in April 2003 (from memory)! Thanks to the
unflagging work of WAI-PF, ARIA is now a reality in modern
browsers and screenreaders; our next challenge is to make this
technology easily accessible to mainstream Web developers.

As a small step toward that end, I have been working with my colleagues from
Google's Course Builder team to create an online course on Web
Accessibility that is designed for mainstream Web Developers.

We just opened registration for this online course "Introduction
to Web Accessibility" which focuses on accessibility for visually
impaired users. The course is a starting point for developers to
learn to inspect the accessibility of their websites using Google
Chrome extensions, and pick up tips and tricks to make their
websites more accessible.

The course runs from September 17-30th and registration is now
open. Please share this sign-up link with all your Web Developer
friends: https://webaccessibility.withgoogle.com/preview. You can
also watch demos and learn more about the course on our Google
Developers Live episode
(https://developers.google.com/live/shows/919837902) featuring
members of our accessibility team (myself included) in
conversation with Vint Cerf, Google’s VP & Chief Internet

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