AccessibilityOz has partnered with Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) to develop three endorsement programs in the area of accessibility. AccessibilityOz has unparalleled experience in the accessibility industry, with Gian Wild, the Director, spending six years with the W3C contributing to WCAG2.
The three endorsement streams are:
- Content author accessibility endorsement
- Manager accessibility endorsement
- Developer accessibility endorsement
Content authors are tasked with many accessibility responsibilities, from ALT attributes to transcripts for video. In order to be endorsed as an accessible content author there are four training sessions that must be conducted:
- Creating accessible Word documents (1/2 day)
- WCAG2 for content authors and managers
- Creating and tagging PDFs for accessibility
- Transcripts, captions and audio descriptions
Managers may not need to know the details of accessibility, but they need to be able to recognise good accessibility advice and to reject not so useful accessibility advice. In order to be endorsed as an accessible manager there are two training sessions that need to be conducted:
There are many things that developers need to know to ensure a site is accessible, from accessible slideshows to creating accessible forms. In order to be endorsed as an accessible developer there are three training sessions that need to be conducted:
A half hour exam will be conducted at the end of each day. Participants will need to pass every exam and get a minimum average score (over the training courses) of 80%. There is an additional $220 fee for sitting the exams, which you can pay for when you register for a particular stream.