Deque University Scholarships for People with Disabilities

If you have a disability, you qualify for a scholarship to access to Deque's in-depth web accessibility curriculum for a full year (normally $315) at no cost.

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Why is Deque offering this scholarship? Here are a few of our reasons:

  • Job Opportunities:
    • The demand for accessibility professionals is growing. People with disabilities have a lot to offer in this field. You live the experience, so in many ways you're already experts! You still have to learn the technical skills though, and that's where the Deque University classes can help.
    • We recognize that employment for people with disabilities is often difficult, with discrimination during the hiring process and barriers to employment all along the way, including barriers to acquiring the skills necessary for employment.
  • Reduce Financial Barriers: Having a disability can often be expensive, both in terms of actual expenses and the cost of lost opportunities due to discrimination.
  • Digital Equality: Deque's mission is to achieve digital equality for people with disabilities. This is an important step in that direction.

The Courses

If you have a disability, you'll have access to the following courses:

  • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
  • Designing an Accessible User Experience
  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • Section 508: Fundamentals of the Law and Technical Standards
  • IAAP CPACC Certification Preparation Course
  • Semantic Structure and Navigation
  • Images, SVG, and Canvas
  • Visual Design and Colors
  • Responsive Design and Zoom
  • Multimedia, Animations, and Motion
  • Device-Independent User Input Methods
  • Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation
  • Dynamic Updates, AJAX, Single Page Apps
  • Custom JavaScript/ARIA Widgets
  • Web Accessibility Testing: Screen Readers
  • Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Methods and Tools
  • Basic Web and Document Accessibility for Content Contributors
  • MS Word Accessibility
  • MS PowerPoint Accessibility
  • MS Excel Accessibility
  • InDesign Accessibility
  • PDF Accessibility
  • EPUB Accessibility
  • Accessibility Program Management
  • iOS Mobile App Accessibility
  • Android Mobile App Accessibility

What are the Terms and Conditions?

  • You must have a disability to qualify for this offer.
  • You will have access for one full year.
  • You cannot share your account with anyone else.

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