Web Accessibility

About This Course

In this course you’ll get hands-on experience making web applications accessible. You’ll understand when and why users need accessibility. Then you’ll dive into the “how”: making a page work properly with screen readers, and managing input focus (e.g. the highlight you see when tabbing through a form.) You’ll understand what “semantics” and “semantic markup” mean for web pages and add ARIA markup to enable a range of assistive devices. Finally, you’ll learn styling techniques that help users with partial vision navigate the your pages easily and reliability.

Why Take This?

Not every user approaches their applications with the same abilities. Whether it’s age, vision concerns, limited hearing, a broken arm, or other limitations, everybody deserves access to their apps. This course dives into the why and how of making web applications accessible. As a bonus, accessible sites also tend to be more usable for everybody!

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students should know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Get hands-on experience making web applications accessible. You’ll understand when and why users need accessibility, then you’ll dive into how to implement.