Digital Accessibility Testing: (DAT)

The IT revolution in India has created many jobs in the space of accessibility testing that were non-existent earlier. It is a sector which is ideally suited for the visually impaired. Many technological advancements, development of special screen reader software and assistive devices have made training and performance of tasks easier than before. To meet the growing demand, there is a real need for quality training programs for the visually impaired and people with disabilities in general to pursue job opportunities with the help of standardized curriculum and a mentoring program on Accessibility Testing that would result in professional certification, and employment within the IT industry.

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Course Details

Our highly subsidized course leads to acquiring deep skills in Accessibility Testing and creates pathways for a Course Completion certificate from Deque University and job opportunities in the space of Accessibility Testing.

Vision-Aid has trained around 35 students in Digital Accessibility Testing in the past one year and our DAT graduates are very well positioned for excellent employability in well-known IT industries.

Program Model

Course details

Vision-Aid offers a Virtual Classroom model for a batch of 15 – 20 students in the class.

  • The class timings will be 2 hours duration on Saturdays.
  • Guidance and monitoring on homework, assignments and practical assessments will be on weekdays.
  • Students are required to submit all weekly homework assignments on time. 
  • During this program, the students will be introduced to Digital Accessibility Testing concepts as in the Deque University curriculum if Web Accessibility 2.0 with Live scenario practice sessions.  A student should apply to the course only if they are sure they can invest the needed time for the entire duration of the course since this program is delivered in a fast pace.
  • Once admitted a student MUST commit to attending all classes regularly without exception. Any student who misses more than 2 classes without prior written permission from the program coordinator may be dropped from the course.
  • The class timings will be 2 hours duration on Saturdays.
  • Guidance and monitoring on homework, assignments and practical assessments will be on weekdays.
  • Students are required to submit all weekly homework assignments on time. 
  • During this program, the students will be introduced to Digital Accessibility Testing concepts as in the Deque University curriculum if Web Accessibility 2.0 with Live scenario practice sessions.  A student should apply to the course only if they are sure they can invest the needed time for the entire duration of the course since this program is delivered in fast pace.
  • Once admitted a student MUST commit to attending all classes regularly without exception. Any student who misses more than 2 classes without prior written permission from the program coordinator may be dropped from the course.

The mandatory prerequisites for applying for this course

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum educational qualification of a bachelor’s degree in any stream.
  • Proficient in basic computer usage with good knowledge of MS OFFICE and Internet usage.
  • Proficient in using screen readers like NVDA or JAWS.
  • Proficient in using touch screen phones with TalkBack/Voiceover.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is an added advantage.
  • Commitment to devote 10 – 12 hours per week to attend to course work.
  • Applications duly filled and submitted will be shortlisted based on prerequisites.
  • Successful candidates meeting the pre-requites will be personally interviewed over the Zoom meeting app.
  • Candidates who are selected after the interviews will be enrolled into the course.

Program Manager

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D. Sara Khosla

I am basically from Odisha. I born and brought up in Hyderabad and I did my entire education in Hyderabad itself and did my graduation in Mathematics, statistics and computer science .Since 2011 been associated with different development sectors contributing my service in various areas like Education, Health, Social security , Women Empowerment, Persons with disabilities empowerment. Work closely with state and district administration towards the improvement of the quality of life of a Rural and Urban Poor. I speak languages proficiently in English, Hindi , Telugu and odiya. I love travelling and explore new things.

Trainer Profile

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Ashwin

Ashwinis an IAAP (International association of accessibility professionals) and Section 508 Trusted Tester certified web accessibility specialist with many years of experience in digital accessibility space.

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Justin

Justin with post graduation in Economics is an experienced trainer in Spoken English and is passionate about teaching Spoken English. He engages students in the class very well. Students look upto him, enjoy his teaching and look forward to his classes.

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Bhargav

Bhargav Vaghasiya , IT professional from Bangalore is IAAP and Deque certified web accessibility specialist and worked in web and mobile accessibility auditing. He has trained about 30 students in Digital Accessibility Testing.
 
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Megha

Megha is a post graduate and IT professional working in Accessibility Testing. She is Deque certified web accessibility specialist and Section 508 certificate holder.In Training assistant role for the Digital Accessibility Testing Training Program, of Vision Aid.

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Pinky Gupta

Pinky Gupta has done her graduation in BBA. She has completed technical courses in accessibility, Python, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. She is currently serving as an accessibility tester for Tech Systems, Bangalore.

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