About this Course

In this course you’ll get hands-on experience making web applications accessible. You’ll understand when and why users need accessibility. Then you’ll dive into the "how": making a page work properly with screen readers, and managing input focus (e.g. the highlight you see when tabbing through a form.) You’ll understand what "semantics" and "semantic markup" mean for web pages and add ARIA markup to enable navigating the interface with a range of assistive devices. Finally, you’ll learn styling techniques that help users with partial vision navigate your pages easily and reliably.

This course is also featured in our Senior Web Developer Nanodegree program.

Course Cost
Approx. 2 weeks
Skill Level
Included in Product

Rich Learning Content

Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced Learning

Student Support Community

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Web Accessibility


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Course Leads

Alice Boxhall

Alice Boxhall


Rob Dodson

Rob Dodson


Michael Wales

Michael Wales


Prerequisites and Requirements

Students should know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Not every user approaches their applications with the same abilities. Whether it’s age, vision concerns, limited hearing, a broken arm, or other limitations, everybody deserves access to their apps. This course dives into the why and how of making web applications accessible. As a bonus, accessible sites also tend to be more usable for everybody!

What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals