It is with great pleasure that I announce my latest accessibility fundamentals certificate.
About Deque University
As part of my professional development goals, I’m enrolled in Deque University. Deque University is an extension of Deque Systems where the focus is on finding and fixing accessibility issues on websites and mobile apps.
About the Web Accessibility program
Deque University’s Web Accessibility program is designed for developers and programmers. It goes beyond the basics that are covered in a lot of articles online. This certificate is the [rank] of the eleven topics listed below.
UX Notice: Each certificate below is linked to my post for that certification.
- Accessibility Fundamentals – Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
- Accessibility Fundamentals – Designing an Accessible User Experience
- Semantic Structure and Navigation
- Images, SVG, and Canvas
- Visual Design and Colors
- Responsive Design and Zoom
- Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
- Device-Independent User Input Methods
- Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
- Dynamic Updates, AJAX, and Single-Page Apps
What this certificate covers
Deque University provides a certificate for completion for each lesson in their program. Here’s a list of topics covered in the Semantic Structure and Navigation lesson.
- Page Title
- Navigation between Pages
- Navigation within Pages
- Other Semantic Elements
- Parsing and Validity
Why this course is awesome
The biggest takeaway I gained from this course was a clearer understanding of how screen readers work with tables. Tables are probably the most abused element of any documents or websites. I suspect it’s due to the lack of education.
My Certificate of Completion
There’s a popular saying, “Show, don’t tell.”
Deque University provides a certificate for completion for each course in their programs. There’s a debate online regarding whether it matters that someone has a certificate or not. Concerning the debate, my clients find it’s easier to trust my expertise with these certificates.
With that said, I’m displaying my certificate here.
It appears that Deque is updating their curriculum and structure as this was the next course I took after completing the Accessibility Fundamentals – Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws course.
It took me a bit of time to double-check what I was seeing on their front-end and inside on my dashboard. I had thought I was proceeding with the next accessibility fundamentals course, Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors.
Your insights matters
As a Deaf developer, accessibility is important to me regardless of whether it is online or in the real world. I would love to learn more from you about why accessibility matters to you. Whether it’s something you experience daily or randomly, feel free to share your experience in the comments below.
The more we all learn, the more we all can educate others.