Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility alumni testimonials

  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 23 Jun 2015

Considering taking professional development in web accessibility? Read what alumni of the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility have to say about the course.

Alumnus spotlight: Qatar

Fuego Digital Media’s Ryan Chittenden

“I totally wish I had a course like this when I was first learning to build websites. Learning these principles so early in your career will lead to a lifetime of better websites. If the new generation of student are accessibility conscious and implement WCAG in every website they build, within one generation inaccessible websites will go the way of Dodo bird.”

Alumnus spotlight: Deakin University

Deakin University Human Resources Information and Systems (HRIS) Consultant, Umesh Gupta

“Trying to understand what accessibility is from a different perspective was one of the highlights of the course for me. I learnt so much just by reading the comments and blog contributions of everyone in the course. For my assignments I worked with a diverse team located in various parts of the country and the experience was worthwhile.”

Alumnus spotlight: eWorks

eWorks Senior Technical Officer, Bronwyn Lapham

"The course was well structured and introduced me to some very useful testing strategies that I’ve employed pretty extensively since. I was gratified to achieve a good result, and because of that the improvement in my confidence in my understanding has allowed me to argue the case a lot more strongly."

Alumnus spotlight: Webbism

Webbism Founder / Director, Charlie Carter

“The PCWA course is an excellent opportunity for everyone willing to enhance their skills and to put accessibility first in their future careers… The best part about the PCWA course is that you can be a veteran web developer or a first year university student and come out with the same knowledge and understanding of web accessibility practices.”

Alumnus spotlight: the Blind Foundation

New Zealand Blind Foundation’s Digital Accessibility Consultant, Erin Prichard

“The course gave me many tools and insights … It also enabled me to speak more informatively to my clients about the process and what they should expect to see as an outcome from my reviews.”

Alumnus spotlight: local council

A Web Content Administrator in the local government sector

“Don't be afraid that you may not have adequate technical skills to complete the course as it is very well structured and there is plenty of support (from both tutors and fellow students). It gave me the confidence to be able to assist in a major project for our organisation, confidence to be able to develop training material and be able to pass on accessibility knowledge to others in my organisation.”

Alumnus spotlight: SA Department for Education and Child Development

South Australia’s Department for Education and Child Development’s Senior Content Coordinator (Online Communications), Cliff Edwards

“[The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility] was really a chance to undertake a recognised course and an opportunity to validate my skills in the area to make sure I was on the right track.”

Want to learn more about WCAG 2.0 and web accessibility?

The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility, a university-accredited online qualification 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. The course provides students with all the essentials needed to achieve compliance with international best practice in accessibility. Accessible documents, among many other aspects of WCAG are covered in Access iQ’s complete guides to web accessibility for content authors, web developers and web designers.