Registrations are filling up fast for the last intake for 2012 of the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility, running 8 October — 16 November.
The six-week online certificate, a joint initiative between Media Access Australia and the University of South Australia, is designed to equip web developers, designers, testers and web auditors with a practical knowledge of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).
With the first deadline of the National Transition Strategy (NTS) at the end of this year, the course offers web professionals working for Government the accessibility expertise to meet compliance, and non-government organisations the competitive edge to meet the demand for accessible development in the new year.
"In implementing the NTS, we are often required to play many roles and this course really helps put it all in perspective," said a former student and Australian Government Accessibility Policy Officer.
Students gain hands-on experience through graded, practical assessments and access to forums, where they can connect and share with other course attendees and lecturers.
The Assistant Director of the Australian Government Web and Intranet Section said, "The opportunity to share experiences with other students and understand how they are resolving accessibility issues was invaluable ... I can now say that my web accessibility knowledge has been independently assessed by respected academic and industry specialists."
Registrations close 25 September 2012. For more information or to register, visit the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility webpage.