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Free Access to Digital Accessibility Courses for People with Disabilities on Deque University

May 19, 2016 – Herndon, VA — In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016, Deque Systems will now be offering their entire curriculum of Deque University online courses in web and digital accessibility to people with disabilities for free.

Employment for people with disabilities is often a difficult endeavor. They face discrimination during the hiring process and barriers to employment all along the way, including barriers to acquiring the skills necessary for employment.

Meanwhile, the demand for accessibility professionals is greater than it has ever been, and people with disabilities have a lot to offer in this field. They live the experience, so in many ways they’re already experts, but there are still technical skills to learn.

Deque’s mission is to help achieve digital equality for people with disabilities and hopes that making this new initiative will empower users with disabilities to become the experts that will teach businesses and governments and everyone else who shares the web how to be accessible.

If you have a disability, you qualify for free access to Deque’s in-depth web accessibility curriculum for a full year (a value of $315).

The online courses offered include:

  • Web Accessibility Fundamentals
  • HTML & CSS Accessibility
  • ARIA & JavaScript Accessibility
  • Mobile Web Accessibility
  • IAAP CPACC Certification Preparation Course
  • Web Accessibility Testing Techniques
  • Testing with Screen Readers
  • MS Word Accessibility
  • MS PowerPoint Accessibility
  • PDF Accessibility
  • InDesign Accessibility
  • EPUB Accessibility

And more.

The full details of the offer and the registration are available at dequeuniversity.com/pwd

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