Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility

What is the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility?

The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility is Australia’s only university-accredited web accessibility certificate for web professionals. It teaches the essential principles and techniques for achieving accessibility compliance and enables teams to develop websites that work for more people, including the ageing population. The course enables government departments to meet accessibility requirements such as the National Transition Strategy and helps all organisations to obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.

Where does it fit on the path to web accessibility compliance?

The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility helps organisations when an ‘accessibility champion’ is required to lead accessibility initiatives, provide expert input into decisions, and design and develop processes that lead toward accessibility becoming embedded within an organisation’s practices and culture. The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility provides valuable professional development in web accessibility which can be applied in any organisation — large or small, private or public.

Why is it useful?

The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to help web developers, content authors, web designers, project managers and communications staff implement accessibility in their day-to-day work. The course provides the essentials needed to achieve compliance with the international best practice in accessibility, the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Endorsed by governments including Australia, Canada and the EU, with the US expected to follow, WCAG 2.0 is now an international ISO standard.

What should I look for in web accessibility professional development?

This university-accredited online (international) certificate, jointly conducted by W3C member Media Access Australia and the University of South Australia, is a fully assessed six-week program that covers both accessibility principles and techniques.

Why should I undertake professional development with Media Access Australia?

The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility is the best accessibility course available. But don’t just take our word for it, read about it straight from our recent Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility alumni.

What next?

Find out more about the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility and for information on how to enrol at Media Access Australia’s Learn page.