/Create Accessible Interfaces

Provided by: UAL

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 25/05/2020

Subjects: Coding, Computer Science, Creative Technology, Human Computer Interactions, User Experience Design

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

Accessibility is a requirement laid out by EU and UK government legislation.

All public websites and digital services must comply with WCAG 2.2 – guidance to those creating and serving digital content. The deadline for websites to meet this guidance is fast approaching.

 

On this course you’ll discover the issues that disabled users face when using creative technology, exploring how to follow accessibility guidance and compliance.

 

Ultimately you’ll learn how to use JavaScript and CSS to allow users to customise their experience, and design clear, creative interfaces.

This course is hosted by FutureLearn. It can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course is for those interested in a career in user experience, who lack programming experience or knowledge of WCAG or accessibility requirements.

 

It would benefit people designing websites who want to know more about the issues disabled users face when using the internet, mobile devices, and streaming services.

 

It would be also ideal for those considering a master’s degree in creative computing, who want a taste of what would be involved.

 

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Essential Creative Technologies collection from UAL Creative Computing Institute, Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding.

What will I learn

  • What issues impact disabled users using creative technology?
  • How can interfaces be made more accessible for those with sight, hearing and cognitive impairments?
  • What kinds of experiences do people with visual and hearing impairments have when using the internet, mobile devices and streaming services?
  • What guidance is available for those attempting to make their websites and services more accessible?
  • What forms of compliance are necessary when creating websites and services?
  • How can CSS and JavaScript be used to allow users to customise their experience?
  • How can you create customisable interfaces with clear navigation?
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