Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals Course

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Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals Course

Course Description:

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The Trusted Tester for Web (TTW) Fundamentals Course provides web developers and web content authors with a foundational understanding of the legal standards outlined in Section 508 of the Rehab Act of 1973 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.x Level A and AA, as well as the basic elements of accessible web design.
Individuals completing this course will earn the Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals badge opens a new window, having demonstrated the ability to independently identify and report issues related to inaccessible web content (i.e., document structure, color contrast, forms, alternative text descriptions for images, table structure, etc.). Participants were also educated on how individuals with disabilities in the Mason community interact with the institution’s public-facing web resources.
Please Note: The TTW Fundamentals badge prepares individuals to take the Department of Homeland Security’s Trusted Tester for Web for Windows opens a new window certification exam. While not required for Mason’s needs, some participants have continued working toward certification.
Course Length: Approximately 12 weeks
Compensation: Varies

Interested in becoming a Mason Trusted Tester?

If you are interested in taking the TTW Course, complete the Trusted Tester Course Application Form opens a new window. The course is open year-round (July 1-June 30), but we are limited in how many applicants we can compensate in an academic year (i.e., 25 applicants).
We are now accepting applicants for the 2024-2025 academic year. Apply now to reserve a space! For more details, contact the ATI’s IT Accessibility Coordinator.

2023-2024 TTW Cohort Results:

During the 2023-2024 academic year, ATI staff led Mason web developers and web content authors through DEI’s TTW Fundamentals Course. To date, we had 5 participants successfully complete the course, earning both an HR Impact Award and the DEI’s Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals credential!