DRES IT Accessibility Badging Program

The Accessible Information Technology Group (AITG) is now offering online digital badging courses in the area of IT Accessibility. Participants who attend and complete badging requirements will be awarded digital badges which can be displayed on sites such as LinkedIn or Twitter, or placed in a badge/e-portfolio platform. AITG will be adding courses to the program throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Blew at clblew@illinois.edu.

Courses are delivered using Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate.


Web Eval Non Technical Badge

Web Accessibility Evaluation for Non-Technical Users
(3-part course)

This course is for people who are new to web accessibility and are not familiar with the HTML code used to build websites. Participants will learn the basics of evaluating websites for accessibility issues based on the requirements of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.1. The course will cover common accessibility issues like images, headings, links and forms. Some HTML coding will be discussed for students to gain a better understanding of these issues. Participants will need to pass a multiple-choice exam as part of the course activities to earn the badge.  

NOTE: This course is NOT for web, multimedia and software developers interested in learning how to build accessible websites, multimedia applications, or software. 

Any questions, please contact Lori at lorilane@illinois.edu

  • Course dates: June 10, 12, 14, 2019 (taught over 3 days)
  • Course Time: 10 am – 12 pm Central each day
  • Cost of course: $295
  • Registration cutoff: June 3rd
  • Instructor: Lori Lane
  • Detailed Course Information
  • Register for Web Accessibility for Non-Technical Users - Closed
  • University of Illinois faculty and staff register here - Closed


Web Eval Technical Badge

Web Accessibility Evaluation for Technical Users
(3-part course)

This course is for people who are new to web accessibility and are familiar with the HTML and CSS coding used to build websites. Participants will learn both the basics and more advanced techniques for evaluating websites for accessibility issues based on the requirements of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.1. The more advanced evaluation techniques require the participant to be familiar with basics of HTML and CSS coding. The course will cover, in depth, common accessibility issues like images, landmarks, and forms. The focus of the course is on how to evaluate a website and how to prepare a report on the accessibility features and issues found on the website. Reports are designed to provide feedback to a developer or to document the accessibility for people responsible for web accessibility compliance when making purchasing decisions. Participants will need to pass a report exam as part of the course activities to earn the badge.  

NOTE: This course is NOT for web, multimedia and software developers interested in learning how to build accessible websites, multimedia applications, or software. 

Any questions, please contact Lori at lorilane@illinois.edu.

  • Course dates: June 17, 19, 21, 2019 (taught over 3 days)
  • Course Time: 10 am – 12 pm Central each day
  • Cost of course: $295
  • Registration: Closed (full)
  • Instructor: Lori Lane
  • Detailed Course Information
  • Register for Web Accessibility for Technical Users - Closed
  • University of Illinois faculty and staff register here - Closed

Landmark and Headings Badge

Landmarks, Headings, and Page Titles


Forms and Links Badge

Forms and Links


Intro to ARIA badge

Introduction to Accessible Javascript and Web Widgets with ARIA