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Promoting W3Cx Intro Course

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We very much welcome your help telling everyone about W3C WAI's Introduction to Web Accessibility course introduced in the new web page:
Digital Accessibility Foundations - Free Online Course
You are welcome to use the sample wording below for your own blog posts, newsletter articles, etc.
If you write a blog, newsletter article, or such, please let us know by sending e-mail to wai-eo-editors@w3.org and so we can add it to our list. Thanks!

Wording that you can use

See this main W3C WAI page for wording that you can use:

Things to make clear in messaging:

  • Start here for info about the course: Digital Accessibility Foundations - Free Online Course
  • The course is for technical and non-technical learners.
  • Anyone can take the course for free. Optionally, you can choose to get a Verified Certificate for $99 USD to demonstrate successful course completion.
  • We plan to leave this version of the course available until an updated version is published. (That might be 2021 Q2.)

(fyi: Originally the free “audit” option was limited to 4 weeks. As of 8 April 2019, the audit option gives you access to all of the content for as long as the course is open.)

Hash tags

Please include at least @w3c_wai
Others you might want to include:

  • @w3c_wai
  • @w3c
  • @theW3Cx
  • @unescoiite
  • #a11y
  • #accessibility







Record of outreach and mentions

Note: Below is not a complete listing — just some that we know about.

student public comments

  • Tweet: "I'm taking @w3c_wai 's Introduction to Web Accessibility. Excellent free resource #a11y" Issy Everett UX designer. Interests include: universal design, tech for good,...
  • Tweet: "This is a great course for getting to grips with digital accessibility. And it’s FREE. Perfect for tech & non-tech learners." — Nathalie, @she_codes , Frontend Software Engineer, Accessibility & web performance beginner.
  • Tweet: "Avui és el dia internacional de persones amb discapacitat. Aquest curs és molt interessant, apunta't! #accessibilitat" (Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This course is very interesting, sign up!) — Irema Diadema
  • Tweet: "This is a great opportunity! #IPDP2020 Great course! I recommend it! Instructors are great! [icons]" — ADA 25 & Beyond!
  • Tweet: "I’ve recommended this course to quite a few people. It’s easy to follow and complete. You can do it over several sessions at your own pace." — Laiya Lee 李荔雅
  • Tweet: "I am still recommending this @edXOnline course to folks interested in learning #a11y. Thanks to @w3c_wai & the instructors on providing such thorough & entry level material for people who need to get started. Even I learned new things! https://courses.edx.org/courses/course" — Amy Carney
  • Tweet: " #accessibilite Je poursuis mes recherches avec le mooc du #W3C 'Introduction to Web #accessibility' https://edx.org/course/web-acc" and "Certifiée! Cours #W3C en anglais, dense, varié et bien illustré mais ce n'est qu'un début il reste beaucoup à découvrir. #WCAG #accessibility https://courses.edx.org/certificates/c2555aedfa0a4f1e9341c57d28b8e80e @edXOnline @w3c_wai" — Coryse Quibel
  • Tweet: "I highly recommend this course for anybody wanting to learn about digital accessibility. It's got a lot of great info and a relatively small time commitment." — Justin Yarbrough
  • Tweet: "J'ai fini de suivre le cours très complet du @w3c intitulé "Introduction to Web Accessibility" ! Hâte d'en apprendre encore plus et de mettre la main à la pâte." (I finished the course...) + image of certificate— Cécile Rouyer
  • Tweet: "I just finished this course and must say it's excellent! I highly recommend #designtwitter to take it!" — Alicia Jarvis
  • Tweet: "I just finished this course and must say it was truly excellent!" — Grace Snow
  • Tweet: "I just enrol in this accessibility course and I watched some short clips (Module 1), and it made an impact on me.
    I will work from now on accessibility improvements thinking about these real people, not just because "the law", or because you "should"

    [screen captures]" — dcorbacho
  • Tweet: "Took this course, passed it. Well worth the money to reassess my #a11y knowledge. HINT: I learned a few things I didn’t know." — [Todd https://twitter.com/toddlibby/status/1250409297688907778]
  • Tweet: "...Highly recommend this course wherever you think you are on the spectrum of digital accessibility awareness...." — @Ghizzi_d
  • Tweet: "よさそう" — mo__ro__
  • Tweet: "I decided to start of with module 3 in the Intro to #accessibility course on edX from the @w3c_wai and finish this part today. #a11y is just as important as coding so the JS can wait a bit." — Todd
    "and knowing the text contrast ratio is 4.5:1 and sitting there looking at it, but choosing 3:1 and getting the question wrong on the graded portion of the Intro to #Accessibility test on edX via the @w3c_wai group I’m just going to not try and take anymore tests until wake up." Todd later
  • Tweet: "@thew3cx @w3c_wai "Introduction to Web Accessibility" it was a great course! Thanx to all who was involved into course creation, you are making a big deal! Thanx to @edXOnline for placing and #a11y to all!" [+ image of his certificate :-] — Artur Basak
  • Tweet: "Woohoo! I successfully completed the @w3c_wai accessibillity course on http://edx.org and earned a certificate!
    Hopefully this well help in my path for becoming a consultant one day." — Sophie 13 Feb
  • Tweet: ""Disability is about design. Bad design is disabeling." The course on web accessibility by the @w3c_wai is filled with eye-opening arguments and concepts. Great job @shawn_slh and team! {br} Join the course!" Carlos 6 Feb
  • Tweet: "Started the Intro to Web A11y MOOC on @edXOnline by @w3c_wai and I'm thoroughly impressed so far. I would recommend anyone who creates #a11y training to join the course and/or integrate the lessons therein. Very well constructed!" — @DamianSian 30 Jan
    Tweet: "Very worthwhile. Jump on it." @DamianSian 3 Feb
  • Tweet: "I'm half way through this course - highly recommended" — @brianteeman 3 Feb
  • Tweet: "Through modules 1 and 2 of the edX @w3c_wai Introduction to Web Accessibility course. It's helping my study for CPACC 😁" — @racheleditullio 3 Feb
  • Tweet: "Great course for anybody wanting to learn about digital accessibility." Justin Yarbrough

Listing course completion

  • Brandon Hills - under "Education" and "Licenses & Certifications", includes link to certificate
  • Ivan Mendoza - under "Licenses & Certifications", includes link to certificate
  • Miki Davis - under "Education", includes link to certificate
  • Rosemarie P. - under "Licenses & Certifications", includes link to certificate
  • in tweets: @click2carney @CQuibel
  • in bios: tobias-wegener "I also completed a certificate course in web accessibility through a W3C education program."

course references

EOWG and other's promotion on twitter, linkedin, other social media

(student tweets are in section above)

blogs, on-line news, web pages,…

e-mail lists

  • E-mail WAI announce and WAI IG Discussion Lists 14 May 2020 WAI e-mail
  • E-mail WAI announce and WAI IG Discussion Lists 14 April 2020 WAI e-mail
  • E-mail to Accessing Higher Ground mailing list (9100 contacts) - Howard, April 3
  • E-mail WAI announce and WAI IG Discussion Lists 3 Feb 2020 WAI e-mail
  • WebAIM list - 3 Feb
  • E-mail to Mozilla Developers - 19 Dec 2019
  • E-mails to Library of Congress web content and accessibility lists, Laura - January 3
  • E-mails to GSA content managers list, Laura - January 3
  • E-mail to Accessing Higher Ground mailing list (9100 contacts) "Free webinar and web accessibility online course" - Howard, 16 Dec
  • mentioned in e-mail to Follow up to Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards Workshop, Dom - 10 Dec
  • E-mails to W3Cx students, Marie-Claire - 3 Dec
  • E-mail WAI announce and WAI IG Discussion Lists 3 Dec 2019 WAI e-mail

press releases, conferences

other

internal sharings:

  • course link has been added to the Library of Congress web accessibility portal as well as added to the new employee orientation information - 12/16/2020
  • mentioned in EBSCO internal meeting, Shawn & Alan - 19 December
  • Mentioned on Scottish Government user research Slack channel, Accessibility Scotland Slack channel and UK Gov Accessibility Slack channel. Kevin, 7/2/2020
  • Kris Anne shared class on our Yammer site for all ETS employees to participate.
  • Brent - Sharing internally at Pearson on May 21st during Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). We have an annual internal celebration of GAAD at Pearson that includes a variety of activities, internal blogs, training sessions, and celebrating those breaking barriers at Pearson. We are marketing the Intro Course and encouraging colleagues to enroll and complete the course.
  • Mentioned on Scottish Public Sector Design Slack channel and promoted through Scottish Government Digital Academy site 14/12/2020

Nov-Dec 2020 promotion ideas

  • how do we reach students (and uni teachers) who may have time in Dec??? (Access Learn, ...)
  • #disabilityinclusion


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