The Accessibility Awareness Curriculum provides high-level courses for organizations just starting to learn about accessibility. It focuses on issues facing organizations seeking to conform to Section 508 and WCAG requirements.

This course provides an overview of accessibility and how it applies to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). It is designed for those who will be introduced to the different types of disabilities, assistive technology, business drivers for accessibility, and various accessibility standards.

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Define accessibility
  • List business drivers for accessibility
  • List types of disabilities
  • Explain how inaccessible ICT impacts people with disabilities
  • Identify types of Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Describe accessibility standards, laws, and regulations

This course provides an overview of accessibility and how it applies to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). It is designed for those who will be introduced to the different types of disabilities, assistive technology, business drivers for accessibility, and various accessibility standards.

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Define accessibility
  • List business drivers for accessibility
  • List types of disabilities
  • Explain how inaccessible ICT impacts people with disabilities
  • Identify types of Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Describe accessibility standards, laws, and regulations

This course provides an overview of the major functionality and testing techniques of JAWS to validate accessibility best practices in websites and web applications. 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List the major features of the JAWS screen reader
  • Describe basic navigation through a webpage using JAWS
  • Describe techniques for technical and functional testing web pages with JAWS
  • Differentiate between using JAWS for technical and use case testing