[Athen] Prof Cert in Web Accessibility

Pamela Riesmeyer riesmeyerp at purduecal.edu
Fri Mar 27 09:53:57 PDT 2015

I'm interested in the perception answer as well.

I took the program in April-May, 2012. It focused on WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines, so as Section 508 and the (soon to be announced we hope) ADA guidelines move in that direction, along with the recent OCR agreements, the information is relevant to those of us in the U.S.

I found the class enlightening and worth the investment. I made some contacts that I never would have made and the course was well structured with challenging assignments and a lot of interaction with the instructors. I learned a lot and that's the reason I took it - for the knowledge, more so than to improve my creditability. But if it does, I wouldn't complain! It's offered through the University of South Australia - or was then. Dr. Scott Hollier taught it along with Denise Woods, at that time.

It may have changed since then.
Hope this helps some,
Pam Riesmeyer

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Schafer, Carmen
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Subject: [Athen] Prof Cert in Web Accessibility

Does anyone know the merit of the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/learn)? Is the program relevant to US policy and considered a trusted program here in the states? I did notice that the program is a W3C member, but does anyone know how this program is perceived stateside?


Carmen Schafer
User Support Analyst
University of Missouri
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