Web Accessibility Training for Students

Wendy Chisholm, DO-IT staff
 
Students learn how to make accessible websites at the Web Accessibility Training.

Students learn how to make accessible websites at the Web Accessibility Training.

Have you ever wondered how to make websites more usable on iPhones and other smart phones? This summer, a group of eight students with disabilities living in the Seattle area got the chance to explore this fascinating area of web accessibility and earned money doing it while participating in the six-day Web Accessibility Training. Students learned how the web works, and how they can make it more accessible for more people.

The web has become integral in our daily lives, whether we are working, learning, playing, or shopping. Inaccessible websites can create barriers. Learning how to make the web accessible for everyone can open up whole new worlds.

The Web Accessibility Training helped students make our world a better place, gave them a head start on building a good resume, and opened doors to an interesting career path! The project was funded by the National Science Foundation.