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Web Design Best Practices - An Inclusive Approach, Certificate

Web Design Best Practices - An Inclusive Approach, Certificate

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  • 35 days
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Web Design Best Practices - An Inclusive Approach Certificate in collaboration with MicrosoftX. Learn best practices and guidelines needed to create Web pages that are more inclusive and empower your users to get the most out of your Web page.


In today’s Internet-driven world, accessibility is a critical requirement for any web application. After all, what good is the technology that connects us all, if all of us can’t connect with it?

Along with the benefits of inclusion, accessibility carries with it a very real financial incentive: poorly designed, inaccessible web applications can incur incredible repair costs when they are deemed to be out of compliance with legal requirements.

In this Web Design Best Practices - An Inclusive Approach Web Design Best Practices - An Inclusive Approach Certificate, which is part of Introduction to Professional Software Development Professional Certificate from EdX in partnership with MicrosoftX MicrosoftX, we will teach you the guidelines and best practices required to create a new web application from scratch. You’ll also learn how to repair inaccessible sites as they exist right now.

We’ll discuss the legal landscape behind accessibility, as well as the importance of making your web pages readable by all users. You’ll learn how to test throughout the building phase so that you can be sure you are on the right track as you create new sites and applications.

What you'll learn
  • Best practices and guidelines to make your Website more inclusive
  • Accessibility tools
  • Page structure
  • Aria attributes
  • Required attributes
  • How CSS affects accessibility
  • Communicating text for screen readers
  • Control elements
  • Complex controls
  • Images
  • Links
  • Edit, email, and search boxes
  • Charts and graphs
  • Forms
  • Filets and legends
  • Choosing UI frameworks
  • Filters and sorting
  • Accordion
  • Tab controls
  • Carousel
  • Tables
  • Overlays
  • Optimizing usability while fixing accessibility issues
  • Error messages
  • Fixing order issues
  • Fixing a form

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Module 1 Lesson 1: Overview of Web Accessibility
What is accessibility? Why is it important? Disability types. What is usability?
  •  Module 1 Lesson 2: Knowing the Tools in Your Toolbox
Accessible technologies, and tools to evaluate accessibility
  •  Module 2: Starting a New Site
The DOM order; designing from scratch; page structure; ARIA attributes, types of required attributes; text for screen readers; control elements; images; using href; image links; edit, email and search boxes and more
  • Module 3: Understanding Complex Controls 
Considerations in choosing UI frameworks; filters and sorting; accordion; tab controls; carousel; tables, forms, overlays
  • Module 4: You Found a Bug, Now What? 
Optimizing usability while fixing accessibility issues; fixing order issues; fixing a form Module 5: Final Assessment
  • Final assessment questions


  • Randal Root - Lecturer, University of Washington

  • Cari Mason - Content Developer, Microsoft

  • Jason Ament - Software Design Engineer, Microsoft

  • Jhansi Reddy - Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Learning Experiences

  • Katie Hart - Customer Service Support Lab Engineer, Microsoft

  • Kirk Tarrach - Software Design Engineer, Microsoft

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


A basic understanding of web development A basic understanding of C# and object oriented programming

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
  • National Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
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