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